May 28th – Friday, May 31st!
Tampa Dream Defenders as an endorser of Legalization for All has agreed to participate in the Legalization for All Week of Action!
Tampa’s events for the week will be as follows:
Tuesday, May 28: Call in day and post-card sending to Pres Obama
to STOP THE DEPORTATIONS
Wednesday, May 29:
Petition drive and tabling on Campus
& churches for Licenses for All
Thursday, May 30:
City Council Meeting for Licenses for All!
Friday, May 31st:
RALLY outside of Senator Marco Rubio’s
(relocated) office in Tampa
Please stay tuned as we organize our official event and public statement on our actions! In the meantime, please read the public call for the week of action below.
FIND YOUR CITY HERE:
The following cities are participating in the week of action!
- Los Angeles, CA
“We will personally present her office with our demands and will rally in front of her office to inform the public of why WE DESERVE MORE! We hope that you can join us!”*LOCATION: Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Office 11111 Santa Monica Blvd. Suite 915. Los Angeles, CA 90025
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
“Join Youth Empowered in the Struggle for a final push to our senators before the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on the current immigration reform bill.”*LOCATION: Intersection of Wisconsin Ave. and Jefferson St.
- Salt Lake City, Utah
“Come join us at a candlelight vigil in front of the Courthouse in Provo, UT as we share our grief and empathy for low-case deportations, the separation of families, obstacles built against undocumented students, and a continued broken immigration system.”
*LOCATION: Provo Courthouse 310 W Center St.
- Tampa, Florida
“Tampa Dream Defenders as an endorser of the Legalization for All call to action has joined the National Week of Action! May 28th-31st!”
READ ABOUT THE WEEK OF ACTION:
The new Immigration US Senate Bill:
1. Gives temporary legal status BUT with a 10 year wait for permanent legal residency!
2. Is NOT what people in 2006 were demanding for in the mega marches and also during May Day this year;
3. Requires expensive and unnecessary fines to be paid up front, leaving behind thousands;
4. Expands temporary-worker programs to entrap even more immigrants into terrible working conditions;
5. FURTHER militarizes the border;
6. Continues funding Secure Communities and Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) $18 Billion/Year;
7. Requires all employers to use E-verify;
And Does Not Stop the Deportations
With a US House proposal that is worse, what can we do?
We need a BETTER GOAL TO FIGHT for:
Proposed week of actions to do this is: May 28th-31st!
Please respond to this e-mail with a detailed message on how: YOU and or your organization plan to unite your community and raise the level of pressure and action locally on -Your US Senator -Your US Congress Representative to demand including all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the immigrationbill, that provides legal residency!
The following are the organizations who have endorsed the Legalization for All Statement: AFSCME Local 3800 (Clerical workers union, University of Minnesota)Building Revolutionaries In Conscious Knowledge(Durham, NC)Centro CSO (Los Angeles, CA)Communities United Against Police Brutality(Minneapolis, MN)Denver Chicano Movement Legacy Project (Denver,CO) Dream Defenders (Tallahassee, FL) Dream Defenders (Tampa, FL)Dream Defenders (University of Florida, Gainesville,FL) FSU Progress Coalition (Tallahassee, FL) Hondureños Unidos en Tampa (Tampa, FL)International Action Center-Los Angeles Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee (Minneapolis, MN) National Organization for Women (NOW) – Pinellas County, FLRevolutionary Student Union (Salt Lake City, UT)School of the Americas Watch (Los Angeles, CA)Southern California Immigration Coalition (LosAngeles, CA)St. Petersburg for Peace (St. Petersburg, FL)Students for a Democratic Society – National Working Committee Students for a Democratic Society, University of Minnesota Students for a Democratic Society, University of South Florida Students for a Democratic Society, University of Florida Students for a Democratic Society, Austin Peay State University
If you are receiving this message and are looking to become involved with any of the listed organizations, feel free to reply to this email and we will connect you to them. If you are interesting in endorsing or fully viewing the call to action in addition to the complete list of endorsers, click here.
Legalization for All Network