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[PAST] 6/15 -- PROTEST THE ARIZONA RACIST ANTI-IMMIGRANT LAW SB-1070 AT THE FENWAY

The Boston May Day Committee has joined many other groups (see media advisory below) that stand out for justice for immigrant workers and their families and protest the racist anti-immigrant law SB-1070 recently passed in Arizona. We are bringing our protesting voices to the baseball field when thousands will gather to watch the game between the Red Sox and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Arizona Diamondbacks' owners have stood consistently in support of the same Republican politicians that promoted and passed SB-1070.

We are also here to warn about similar anti-immigrant efforts in progress at the Massachusetts Senate. We need to say loudly that Massachusetts is not Arizona!

Please make any efforts necessary to be at the picket with us next Tuesday, June 15. Arrive if you can at least by 5:45PM.

NO WORKER IS ILLEGAL!

BOSTON MAY DAY COMMITTEE


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Media Advisory

June 8, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contacts:
Peter Lowber: 617-331-6916 (English)
plowber@hotmail.com

Jennifer Zaldana: 857-5084 (English/Spanish)
Jennifer.zaldana@gmail.com

It Could Be Happening Here:
“Strike Out” Arizona’s SB 1070

What: A coalition of labor unions, inter-faith organizations, community groups, and immigrant rights groups is having an informational picket at Fenway Park to protest the Arizona anti-immigrant racial profiling law and recent actions by the Massachusetts legislature taken against the immigrant community. The groups will be conducting an informational action at the Red Sox vs. Diamondbacks game on Tuesday, June 15th denouncing the anti-immigrant SB 1070 and calling for the 2011 Major League All Star Game to be pulled from Arizona unless SB 1070 is overturned.

When: Tuesday, June 15 2010 @ 6 PM

Where: Fenway Park on Lansdowne Street (behind the Left Field Wall)

Who: New Sanctuary Movement (NSM), Student Immigrant Movement (SIM), LULACMetrowest, Latinos Unidos en Massachusetts (LUMA),Brazilian Women's Group (BWG), Centro Presente, American Friends Service Committee Project Voice, Resist the Raids! Network,Dominican Development Center, Jobs with Justice, MataHari: Eye of the Day, ANSWER Coalition, The Party for Socialism and Liberation, Asian American Resource Workshop,SEIU Local 615, Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council, The Boston Interpreters Collective,International Socialist Organization (ISO), Women's Industrial League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), La Comunidad, Inc., City Life Vida Urbana, Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW), Boston May Day Committee

Why: We stand with the baseball players (30% of whom are Latino) , the Major League Baseball Players Union, and the Phoenix Suns in opposition to Arizona’s SB 1070, a law deemed anti-immigrant, anti-American and racially charged. We also call for the 2011 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, presently scheduled to be played in Phoenix, AZ, the home of the Arizona Diamondbacks, to be relocated unless SB 1070 is overturned by the Arizona State Legislature and Governor.

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