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2/2-17: MIGRANT MARCH II
by via MAPA
Tuesday Jan 23rd, 2007 5:58 PM
We ask you to support this second year endeavor – MIGRANT MARCH II - to educate and mobilize communities throughout the United States in favor of fair immigration reform and demilitarization of the border.


Mexican American Political Association
January 5, 2007
Greetings!

We ask you to support this second year endeavor MIGRANT MARCH II

MIGRANT MARCH II
Dear Friends and Supporters:
We ask you to support this second year endeavor – MIGRANT MARCH II - to educate and mobilize communities throughout the United States in favor of fair immigration reform and demilitarization of the border.

The Mexican American Political Association expresses complete support for the MIGRANT MARCH II, organized by Enrique Morones, and the Border Angels and Gente Unida of California, and calls on all people of conscious to join us in making this year’s march a success.

Nativo V. Lopez


MIGRANT MARCH II (February 2-17, 2006) San Diego to Brownsville to San Diego
The eve of International Migrants Day Monday December 18th Enrique Morones announced MIGRANT MARCH II as he stood at the wall of OPERATION GATEKEEPER (the wall of shame, the wall of death) on the Mexican side of the border @ Playas de Tijuana, amongst hundreds of supporters.
“MIGRANT MARCH I” was a huge success as a caravan of vehicles crossed the country San Diego to DC and back (February 2-28, 2006) demanding justice for the migrants, no more deaths, asking the communities to take to the street and march against 4437 & support humane and comprehensive immigration reform. In the Spring immediately following MARCHA MIGRANTE I, 5 million people marched !

This coming year MARCHA MIGRANTE II will again start February 2 in San Diego and this time instead of crossing country, they will cross the entire US/MEXICO Border, from San Diego to Brownsville, Texas and back (Feb 2 – 17, 2007) which will culminate with an ALL PEOPLE’S IMMIGRATION HEARING in San Diego on February 17.

The caravan will gather stories along the border journey and share these stories at the February 17th event as well as take these stories directly to Washington DC as “we want humane and comprehensive immigration reform now!, we marched, we voted and now that the Democrats are in control of the house we want action” states Enrique Morones of BORDER ANGELS & GENTE UNIDA the originator of the MARCHA’S MIGRANTE.

MARCHA MIGRANTE II is finalizing plans for this historic trek and welcomes others to join in participation, “this is as grass roots as grass roots gets and its up to the people to say where, when and what we will do during the “MARCH/CARAVAN”.

MARCHA MIGRANTE I, was a huge success and we want to thanks all that supported us, this year has again generated tremendous interest and we are looking forward to visiting communities along the entire 10 state US/MEXICO border, on both sides of the border, join us”. Enrique Morones

For more info or to support:

Border Angels
PO Box 86598
San Diego CA 92138
http://www.borderangels.org
(619) 269-7865


March Schedule
UPDATE: (Tentative Working Schedule)
Feb 2

1200 noon Border send off San Ysidro depart from the wall ceremony and departure

430pm Holtville Ceremony @ gravesite

630pm Calexico, CA

Feb 3

1200 noon Yuma Az

600pm Tucson, Az

Feb 4 Phoenix

Feb 5 New Mexico

Feb 6 El Paso/Cuidad Juarez

Feb 7 Marathon/Del Rio

Feb 8 Laredo

Feb 9 Brownsville

Feb 10 Eagle Pass/Del Rio

Feb 11 Eagle Pass/Del Rio

Feb 12 San Antonio Area

Feb 13 San Antonio

Feb 14 Texas

Feb 15 New Mexico

Feb 16 Nogales

Feb 17 San Diego

1200 arrival

1230-330pm “ALL PEOPLE’S IMMIGRATION HEARING”














Join us in this prolonged campaign for driver's licenses and visas for our families. The first step in making change is to join an organization that pursues the change we desire. We welcome you to our ranks.


Other organizations leading this movement include: Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana, Mexican American Political Association (MAPA), MAPA Youth Leadership, Liberty and Justice for Immigrants Movement, National Alliance for Immigrant's Rights, and immigrant's rights coalitions throughout the U.S..


CONTACT:
Nativo V. Lopez, National President of MAPA (323) 269-1575


Sincerely,



Mexican American Political Association

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