|The success of May 1st's "A Day Without
Immigrants" has been an historical turning point for the immigrant
rights movement. The National Immigrant Solidarity Network was one of
the main groups who helped to organize the historical Los Angeles March
25th "Gran Marcha" and the national May 1st "A Day
Without Immigrants" boycott/strike (Please visit http://www.NoHR4437.org).
At this point it's vitally important for the immigrant rights movement
to keep the momentum going, and there's an urgent need for national
meeting in which community/grassroots immigrant activists can meet
face-to-face to discuss how to build a new national, broad-based,
immigrant rights/civil rights movement, and to set a 6-9 month national
strategy for actions.
We envision this is a broad-based, multiethnic conference of
organizers, and we are inviting organizers from African American,
African immigrant, Asian American, Latino/Latina, Arab-Muslim-North
African, progressive labor, interfaith, LGBT, student, anti-war/peace
and global justice groups from across the country.
Points of Unity
We ask the conference participants to endorse the Ten Points for
Immigrant Rights, draft by the Los Angeles March 25th Coalition:
- No to the anti-immigrant HR4437 and any other
"copycat" legislation from Congress
- No to militarization of the border
- No to criminalization of immigrant communities
- No to the planned immigrant crackdown across the country
- No to the guest worker program
- No to the Employer Sanction
- Yes to amnesty for undocumented immigrants
- Yes to immigrant family reunification
- Yes to a humane path to citizenship
- Yes to labor rights and living wages for all workers
On May 1st, we showed the world that our force, our strength and our
voice cannot be silenced from this moment on! This is the birth of a new
civil rights movement for the 21st century, and we will fight for our
demands until we prevail.
United We'll Win! Together We'll Achieve Our Dreams!