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|UC Davis: Take Action Against Real ID!!!|
|Date||Tuesday May 01|
|Time||10:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
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|Freeborn Hall located on the UC Davis Campus|
|dsawresource [at] gmail.com|
|Phone||408 (398) 9010|
|Address||1 Shields Avenue, Davis, CA, 95616|
Department of Homeland Security just announced at their website, they will hold a "public" meeting on May 1st at UC Davis campus on REAL ID. It's ompletely insensitive and cruel for the DHS to quietly hold a racist anti-immigrant meeting at the date of the historical national day of immigrant mobilization!
The DHS has issued this statement about the meeting:
"The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Secretary, will hold a public meeting to receive comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, ''Minimum Standards for Driver's Licenses and Identification Cards Acceptable by Federal Agencies for Official Purposes,'' published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2007 (72 FR 10820). We encourage interested parties to attend the meeting and submit comments for discussion during the meeting. In addition, we will also seek comments via email for discussion during the meeting from any party who is unable to attend in person. The webcast of the public meeting will be viewable at http://www.realidtownhall.com "
According to the DHS:
DATES: Public Meeting: We will hold the meeting on May 1, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ADDRESSES: We will hold the meeting in Freeborn Hall on the campus of the University of California, Davis. The university is located in the City of Davis, approximately 11 miles west of downtown Sacramento. The street address for Freeborn Hall is 104 Freeborn Hall, One Shields Ave., Davis, CA 95616.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning this public meeting, please contact Mike Kangior, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC 20528, at 202–282–8939.
For more information about the meeting: http://tinyurl.com/3ar4s4 "
Given the fact that most Davis area immigrant activists didn't know about the upcoming meeting. It's clear that DHS is not interest about the public opinion, since they are holding the meeting at campus during the mid-date to avoid community and public participation, and just like other past government-sponsored immigrant meetings, they just want to see a small groups of pre-selected anti-immigrant groups to speak and testify, so it could making like majority of public opinions "support" government's racist anti-immigrant legislation.
We encourage community activists from Davis and around areas to mobilize to attend the meeting at UC Davis, and raise our loud and strong voice about NO TO THE RACIST READ ID at the May Day immigrants mobilization!
There will ALSO be a rally for UC WORKER RIGHTS going on from 11am to 1pm right down the street, so many activists will be otherwise occupied. PLEASE PLEASE come out and speak your mind on the issues at hand!