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LET'S COUNTER-PROTEST Nov.14th the Racist Anti-Immigration Protests Nation-Wide

by Aurora Grajeda (aurora-grajeda [at] comcast.net)
The vicious and racist anti-immigrant groups headed by: ALIPAC (William Gheen, President of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, Director, Tea Party Against Amnesty) are planning Nation-Wide Protests, they are well funded, well organized, in full force, and well ahead in their aggressive and racist anti-immigration campaigns with large protests nation-wide: http://www.againstamnesty.com/event_locations.html scheduled for Saturday Nov.14th-09
From our tireless friend, HLADC-SF's Cynthia Ibarra:

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Dear Hispanic/Latino communities and friends: even though we expected it, this are really bad news. The vicious and racist anti-immigrant groups headed by: ALIPAC (William Gheen, President of Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, Director, Tea Party Against Amnesty) are well funded, well organized, in full force, and well ahead in their aggressive and racist anti-immigration campaigns with large protests nation-wide: http://www.againstamnesty.com/event_locations.html scheduled for Saturday Nov.14th-09
We must find a way to show counter-protests! These racist events will take place all over the country, even Alaska has joined!
- In California alone there are 10 events scheduled! Including San Francisco (Location: Fisherman's Wharf Pier 39 Times: 11 AM - 2 PM), San Diego (Location: 50 Tuna Lane 'Tuna Harbor Park across from the USS Midway' Times: 11am - 1pm,); and to add more insult this racist groups scheduled an event in Sacramento's CESAR CHAVEZ PARK!!! (Location: 10th & J Street 'Downtown Sacramento Cesar Chavez Park' Times: 12 Noon - 3pm)

"On their shameful actions against a National Health Plan during Town Hall Meetings, there weren't many demonstrations to counter-protest these extremists' misleading statements and outright lies, the same thing must not happen now, not again, WE MUST BE THERE TO COUNTERACT THEIR HATEFUL LIES" -- Aurora Grajeda (HLADC-SF)

"We plan to hold larger scale operations in the Spring of 2010 and these events in 2009 are our warm up operations." - Said the racist: william gheen, ALIPAC

These are some of their racist and ignorant rants:
"Illegal Immigration is a threat to the citizens, principles and the very existence of the United States of America."
"If you value your freedoms, if you value prosperity, if you value the Rule Of Law and the US Constitution, or if you simply believe that Americans should be self-governed, then you should stand with us!"
"We stand against Illegal Immigration and against any form of Amnesty or path to citizenship. We stand for border security and the enforcement of our existing immigration laws."
"Illegal Immigration can be stopped and reversed, if enough Americans stand up and speak out through events, rallies, calls, letters, faxes, e-mails, organizations, and the ballot box! "
- william gheen, ALIPAC

http://www.againstamnesty.com/index.php
Tea Party Against Amnesty and Illegal Immigration Nov. 14 (ROUND 1)"
President Obama along with Republican and Democrat DC insiders are
preparing a mass 'Comprehensive' Amnesty for illegal immigrants in
America that will provide a path to citizenship and turn illegal aliens
into voters even though a vast majority of Americans oppose this. This will only bring more ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION to America!
It is time for Americans of every race, religion, and political party to
unite and make it OUR MISSION to stop amnesty, stop and reverse illegal immigration, and place America back in the hands of We The People.
The Anti-Immigrant extremist forces claim that in 50 cities so far, protests will be held, below is their list.

CALIFORNIA
City: Sacramento, CA
- Street Location: 11 & N Street 'State Capitol (south steps)'
- Times: 12 Noon - 3pm
City: Sacramento, CA
- Street Location: 11 & N Street 'State Capitol (south steps)'
- Times: 12 Noon - 3pm
City: Modesto, CA
- Street Location: Briggsmore Ave. and McHenry Ave. 'Intersection Protest'
- Times: 10 am - 2pm
City: Big Bear Lake, CA
- Street Location: Stanfield Cutoff and Big Bear Blvd
- Times: 11am - 2pm
City: Los Banos, CA
- Street Location: 903 East Pacheco Blvd. 'Sidwalk near Los Banos County Park'
- Times: 11AM - 1PM
City: Pasadena, CA
- Street Location: 100 N. Garfield Ave. 'City Hall'
- Times: 10am - 12 Noon
City: Redding, CA
- Street Location: Churn Creek and Cypress Avenue 'Street Corner Protest' Times: 1pm-3pm
City: Snead, Alabama
- Street Location: 87127 Hwy 278 'The Jet Pep Store'
- Times: 4pm - 6pm
City: Riverside, CA
- Street Location: 2601 Fairmount Blvd. 'Fairmount Park'
- Times: 12 Noon - 2pm
City: Salinas, CA
- Street Location: 420 Central Ave 'Central Park'
- Times: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
City: San Diego, CA
- Street Location: 50 Tuna Lane 'Tuna Harbor Park across from the USS Midway'
- Times: 11am - 1pm
City: Santa Maria, CA Street Location: Bradley Rd. & Betteravia Rd. 'Sidewalk In Front of Crossroads Shopping Center'
- Times: 11am - 12 noon
COLORADO
City: Denver, CO
- Street Location: Colfax & Lincoln West Steps of the Capitol Bldg
- Times: 10am - 12 Noon
City: Durango, CO
- Street Location: 149 S. Camino Del Rio Santarita Park
- Times: 1-3pm
FLORIDA
City: Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Street Location: N Federal Hwy & E Oakland Park Blvd
- Times: 12 Noon - 3pm
City: Lake City, FL
- Street Location: 173 NE Hernando Ave. 'Olustee Park Across from Court House'
- Times: 1pm - 3pm
City: Sebring, FL
- Street Location: 213 Circle Park Dr "Circle Park"
- Times: 1pm - 3pm
City: Titusville, FL
- Street Location: Hwy 50 and Hwy 405 Intersection
- Times: 10am - 12 Noon
IDAHO
City: Boise, ID
- Street Location: eagle rd. and fairview ave 'Intersection Protest'
- Times: 10am - 12 Noon
City: Idaho Falls, ID
- Street Location: Memorial and Legion Drive. 'At Veteran's Memorial'
- Times: 12 Noon - 2pm
City: Post Falls, ID
- Street Location: 5100 Riverbend Avenue Greyhound Park & Event Center
- Times: 12-3pm
ILLINOIS
City: Chicago, IL
- Street Location: Michigan Ave and Randolf Ave., Millenium Park
- Times: 1-3pm
City: Decatur, IL
- Street Location: Main St. and North St. 'Will march starting at intersection'
- Times: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
INDIANA
City: Indianapolis, IN
- Street Location: 100 N. Capitol Ave. 'Steps of State Capitol Building'
- Times: 12-3pm
IOWA
City: Iowa City, IA
- Street Location: Burlington Street Bridge
- Times: 12 Noon - 2pm
LOUISIANA
City: Metairie, LA
- Street Location: Veterans blvd. and Causeway Blvd. 'Next to Lakeside Mall'
- Times: 11am - 2pm
MASSACHUSETTS
City: Wilbraham, MA
- Street Location: 2001 Boston Road
- Times: 8am-10am
MICHIGAN
City: Detroit, MI
- Street Location: 2482 Clifford St. 'Harry's Detroit Bar and Restaurant'
- Times: 7pm - 9pm
City: Waterford, MI
- Street Location: 5100 Dixie Hwy. 'K-Mart Plaza'
- Times: 12 Noon - 3pm
MINNESOTA
City: St. Paul, MN
- Street Location: 75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. 'Minnesota State Capital'
- Times: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
NEBRASKA
City: Grand Island, NE Street Location: 203 W. 2nd St 'Federal Building'
- Times: 10am - 2pm
City: Omaha, NE
- Street Location: 7200 Dodge St. 'Sidewalks Near Target'
- Times: 12Noon - 2pm
NEVADA
City: Las Vegas, NV
- Street Location: 500 South Grand Central Parkway 'Government Center Sidwalk'
- Times: 1pm - 3pm Pacific Time
NEW JERSEY
City: Dumont, NJ
- Street Location: Columbia Avenue and Washington St.
- Times: 8-10am
NEW YORK
City: New York, NY
- Street Location: 260 Broadway 'Manhattan: City Hall Park'
- Times: 12 Noon - 2pm
City: Syracuse, NY
- Street Location: 100 South Clinton St. 'James Hanley Federal Building' Times: 12 Noon - 2pm
NORTH CAROLINA
City: Raleigh, NC
- Street Location: 16 W. Jones St. 'Bicentennial Mall' across from Legislature
- Times: 2pm - 4pm
OHIO
City: Columbus, OH
- Street Location: 1 Capital Square 'The Ohio State House'
- Times: 10am - 1pm
City: Maria Stein, OH
- Street Location: 8608 State Rte 119 'Knights of St John Hall'
- Times: 2-3:30pm EST
City: Painesville, OH
- Street Location: 7 RICHMOND STREET 'City Square Veteran Park in Gazebo'
- Times: 12 Noon - 2pm
OKLAHOMA
City: McAlester, OK
- Street Location: 301 E. Carl Albert Parkway 'In front of Carl Albert Federal Bldg'
- Times: 12 Noon - 3pm
PENNSYLVANIA
City: Hazleton, PA
- Street Location: 40 N. Church St. City Hall
- Times: 2-5pm
City: Valley Forge, PA
- Street Location: Valley Forge Rd & Gulph Rd 'Valley Forge National Park'
- Times: 12 Noon - 4pm
SOUTH CAROLINA
City: Columbia, SC
- Street Location: 1101 Gervais St. 'Steps of the State Capital'
- Times: 1pm - 3pm
TEXAS
City: Austin, TX
- Street Location: 1100 Congress Ave. '11th St. and Congress Ave Sidewalk'
- Times: 1pm - 3pm
City: Fort Worth, TX
- Street Location: 100 East Weatherford St. Tarrant County Court House
- Times: 12-3pm
VIRGINIA
City: Alexandria, VA
- Street Location: 333 N. Fairfax St.
- Times: 11am-1pm
WASHINGTON
City: Yakima, WA
- Street Location: 204 South 46th Ave. 'The Grange Building'
- Times: 12:30pm - 2:00pm
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UPDATE: St. Paul MN will also be having a counter-protest. Meet in front of Capitol Building in St. Paul This Saturday, November 14th, the anti-immigrant group MN Coalition for Immigration Reform (MNCIR) will be hosting a rally at the capitol. MN-CIR, one of the strongest anti-immigrant voices in MN, is part of the John Tanton network of anti-immigration lobbying and organizing which is funded by the white nationalist Pioneer Fund (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_Fund), which has ties to--you guessed it--the neo-Nazi movement! They also fund many other dangerous organizations such as the minutemen on the border.

MN-CIR’s timing is specific, as Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) will be presenting his proposal for Comprehensive Immigration Reform on November 18th. Their rally is titled: “Rally Against Amnesty and Illegal Immigration.”

They are specifically trying to get out the false message to our politicians that MN is against what Gutierrez is proposing—it is important that we show up to counter this message.

COME TO THE CAPITOL AND SHOW MN-CIR AND OUR STATE THAT WE WILL NOT TOLERATE XENOPHOBIA AND RACISM IN MINNESOTA!

Organized by the MN Immigrants Rights Action Coalition (MIRAc) THese ARE SOME OF THE SIGNS THEY WILL BE USING
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