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4/16: CALIFORNIA DELEGATION TO ARIZONA!
by La Raza Centro Legal/DLP
Thursday Apr 7th, 2005 12:45 PM
On April 17-18, a California delegation of immigrant rights and human rights
activists will be in Douglas, Arizona to respond to the presence of
vigilantes on the US/México border, and to their hate messages.
JOIN THE CALIFORNIA DELEGATION TO ARIZONA TO SEND THE MESSAGE: NO
VIGILANTEISM ON THE US/MÉXICO BORDER! IMMIGRANT RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS!

On April 17-18, a California delegation of immigrant rights and human rights
activists will be in Douglas, Arizona to respond to the presence of
vigilantes on the US/México border, and to their hate messages. This group
of 20-40 activists, in coordination with allies in Arizona, will counter
the national media coverage and international attention that the "Minutemen"
have received with our message: We will not tolerate vigilanteism against
immigrant communities! Immigrant rights are human rights!

*SCHEDULE:

APRIL 16: Vehicles will leave from Centro del Pueblo, 474 Valencia St. at 7
am. Riders will be expected to pay at least $50 for gas. Drive to Arizona
takes approximately 13 hours.

APRIL 17: Join ally organizations for border vigil.

APRIL 18: Peaceful march and press conference at the border, in front of
the vigilantes' posts. Return to California. Meeting place in Douglas to
be announced.

*WHAT KIND OF SUPPORT WE NEED:

--We need vehicles to drive participants to Arizona! If you are able to
drive passengers to Arizona, please call Renee Saucedo at (415) 425-6575 if
before Tuesday 4/12. After 4/12, please call Mel Pilbin at (415) 902-8808.

--If you can go to Arizona, please join us! If not, please feel free to
make a monetary donation to the trip. We will need funds for basic
necessities like food and lodging.

--Help with the local press. Please contact Maria Poblette at (415)
487-9203.


*EXPECTATIONS OF PARTICIPANTS

--Participants must be able to pretty much cover their own expenses. We are
doing as much fundraising as possible, but limited time won't allow us to
raise too much.

--Participants must be documented. At the border, we expect to be near the
vigilantes and the Border Patrol. We consider this action to be too risky
for people without papers. Undocumented immigrants will be participating
from California, helping with the local media, etc.

--Participants must commit to practice non-violence. Absolutely no weapons!
We know that some of the vigilantes are armed, and we don't want to provoke
any unnecessary reactions from them. The group will conduct a peaceful
march and press conference at the border, close to the vigilantes' posts.


*ORGANIZERS OF EVENT

Organizers of the border action include La Raza Centro Legal, St. Peter's
Housing Committee, Heads Up Collective, PODER, SF Day Labor Program, Women's
Collective, Padres Unidos.

IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE BORDER ACTION, PLEASE LET US KNOW AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE! YOU MAY CONTACT ANY OF THE ABOVE PEOPLE.
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