May 1. Day Without a Latino

Latino immigrants and their supporters will stage a one-day strike and commercial boycott on May 1 to pressure Congress to grant illegal aliens the right to gain citizenship, protest organizers said on Tuesday.

Participants will stay home from work and school and refuse to buy or sell anything that Monday to press for greater rights for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States, said leaders of several groups that have organized other protests over the past month.

“We’re flexing our muscles to send a message that we are not criminals,” said Juan Jose Gutierrez, director of the Hispanic-rights group Latino Movement USA.

Gutierrez is a member of the ANSWER LA steering committee and has spoken many times at ANSWER forums. He was quoted today at a press conference at the National Press Club in DC which drew a substanial number of reporters.

The boycott/strike is gaining momentum. Word about it is getting out everywhere. It’s being called ‘A Day without Latinos” and also “The Great American Boycott.”

With Congress approaching a train wreck on the issue, it’s important that millions act, and a nationwide one-day strike is a real good way to do it.

8 Responses to May 1. Day Without a Latino

  1. I agree Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 2:03 am #

    I agree. I’ve been doing my part my telling people.

  2. bella Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 9:44 am #

    On the Mendocino Coast, in northern California, there is a DAY WITHOUT A LATINO STRIKE happening Monday 10 April 06. FYI.

  3. avienda Mon, Apr 10, 2006 at 8:04 pm #

    This is great! I am working on getting the word out at
    at my university.

  4. Jorge Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 8:56 am #

    JEll yeah me 2 ou ppl need rights! lol im telling evry1 i no

  5. Jorge Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 8:56 am #

    my bad that was a typo i mean HELL*!

  6. dani Fri, Apr 14, 2006 at 5:06 pm #

    i am so excited i am telling every latino
    i kno i am even promoting it in my school!!
    they will finaly realize how much they need

  7. Yadira Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 1:50 pm #

    I am hispanic and I totally support the movement. However,
    you all do know that May 1st is also the Natinal day for socialism and communist union right??
    that doesn’t exactly look good that this movement is happening on the same day
    that others will be supporting socialism as well. Two seperate movements but i would
    hate for them to be assumed as being linked together because they are both separate
    causes, unless ofcourse it was planned that way and if it was then that is just wrong.

  8. Bob Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 2:17 pm #

    The May Day holiday for workers started in the United States!

    Read my post about it.
    May Day. The forgotten history