May 1st Immigrant Rights Rally to Defend Immigrant Rights on The Commons: "No Human Is Illegal!"
(Ithaca) On Tuesday, May 1st, 2007, from 12-2 p.m. a broad coalition of immigrant, community, labor, and student groups will join together, in coordination with a national mobilization for immigrant workers' rights, for a rally and celebration on The Commons (Bernie Milton Pavilion) in Ithaca to declare that “no human is illegal”. Students from Cornell University and Ithaca College (see below) will be marching from their respective campuses to join with the rally at approximately 12:15. People are asked to wear a white T-shirt on May 1st whether able to attend the rallies or not.
Some existing laws and immigration proposals now in Congress criminalize millions of immigrants. Latino Civic Association President, Carlos Gutierrez, says, "In the face of the growing fear and insecurity of immigrant families resulting from increased federal and state law enforcement, indiscriminate searches, arrests, detention and deportation, the Immigrant Rights Coalition calls on our City and County communities to stand in solidarity with immigrant workers and families. We demand a dignified and fair immigration reform that ensures living wages, health benefits, and a clear path to citizenship. Immigrants are hard working residents that fill key roles in our local economy, enrich the local cultural landscape, and they are productive members of our community who pay taxes, raise families, and contribute to our schools, churches, neighborhoods, and communities."
Cornell Rally for Immigrant Rights:
Where: Ho Plaza
When: Tuesday, May 1st
Time: 11 a.m.—Leave for The Commons at 11:30 a.m.
Contact Maria Bruno m...@cornell.edu for more information.
Ithaca College Rally for Immigrant Rights:
Where: Textor Hall
When: Tuesday, May 1st
Time: 11:30 a.m.—Leave for The Commons at 11:40 a.m.
Contact Jack Haurin jhaur...@ithaca.edu for more information.
--Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition
--Tompkins County Workers’ Center
--Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County
--Ithaca Asian American Association
--Cornell Alliance for Immigrant Rights
--Cornell Migrant Program
--Students for Economic Equality ( Ithaca College )
--United Auto Workers 2300
--First Baptist Church of Ithaca
--Catholic Charities of Tompkins County
--Multicultural Resource Center
--TC Human Rights Commission
--Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR)
--TC Religious Task Force for a Living Wage
--Cornell Public Service Center
--Southern Tier Advocacy and Mitigation Project (S.T.A.M.P)
--Committee on US-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR)
--Cornell Organization for Labor Action (COLA)
--Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA de Cornell)
--International Socialist Organization (Cornell University)
--Farmworker Advocacy Coalition (Cornell University)
--National Lawyers Guild, Cornell Chapter
--Prison Activist Coalition ( Cornell University )
--Ithaca Democratic Socialists of America
--CRESP Center for Transformative Action
--Race Liberation Alliance , Ithaca
--Ithaca College Environmental Society
--Association of Peruvians
--Ithaca Catholic Worker
--Tzedek: Jewish Social Justice
--Tompkins County Health Care Task Force