Amnesty Now

Here’s the first ANSWER Coalition initiative on immigration rights,

It’s an online petition. Sign it! Let’s get as many signatures as possible. Petitions generally don’t do much on their own, but when coupled with real life boycotts and walkouts, and the possibility of hundreds of thousands of signatures, then the impact will be substantial.

I demand full rights and equality for all immigrants living in the United States. Neoliberal economic policies targeting Latin America, like NAFTA and CAFTA, have pushed millions of people into abject poverty. Immigrants are forced to come to the U.S. to look for work. Nobody should be criminalized for attempting to survive. No human being is illegal. Racism against immigrants emanates from the same forces behind the U.S. war to conquer and control the wealth of Iraq.

This movement’s next major action will be “The Great American Boycott 2006” on May 1. It will be a nationwide day without an immigrant when immigrants and their supporters stay home from work and school and businesses are closed. We will demand amnesty and full rights for all immigrants.