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May Day March in Fresno
by Mike Rhodes ( MikeRhodes [at] Comcast.net )
Wednesday Apr 9th, 2008 3:05 PM
This 5 minute video (in Spanish and English) announces the Fresno May 1, 2008 march for immigrant rights. A press release from the group organizing the march is below.
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PRESS RELEASE
Contact: Leonel Flores (559) 341-4556
Leoncio Vásquez (559) 499-1178

PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE IMMIGRANTS RIGHTS MARCH ON MAY 1, 2008
DATE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2008
PLACE: FULTON MALL (FREE SPEECH AREA)
TIME: 12:30 P.M.

All media and the press are cordially invited to join us for a press conference to provide details regarding the march scheduled for May 1, 2008.

Once more, throughout the nation, millions of people will get out the streets to manifest their support for a just and humane immigration reform, to stop the separation and deportation of families, to stop to the hatred attacks against immigrant working people, as well as the mobilization of new U.S. citizens that say: TODAY WE MARCH, TOMORROW WE VOTE. In Fresno, as well as hundreds of other cities, thousands of people will manifest this day with the same national theme.

In April of 2006, over 10,000 people participated in the first great march. In the same year in May, over 20,000 people united their voices to manifest their support to a humane immigration reform in front of Fresno City Hall. In 2007, again, thousands joint the march convoked by local organizations and now 2008, once again, thousands of us will get out the streets in downtown Fresno to manifest our support and continue demanding justice of immigrants.
§May Day Organizers
by John Crockford ( john [at] crockford.org ) Wednesday Apr 9th, 2008 4:01 PM
Participating in this news conference and organizing the Fresno May Day march are the Partido de la Revolución Democrática, the Centro Binacional para el Desarrollo Indígena Oaxaqueño (Frente Indigena), the Unión de Exbraceros y de Inmigrantes, the Peace and Freedom Party, and St. Anthony Mary Claret Church.