If you need me on May 1st-

Don’t call my office.

Pro-immigration activists say a national boycott and marches planned for May 1 will flood U.S. streets with millions of Latinos to demand amnesty for illegal immigrants and shake the ground under Congress as it debates reform.

Such a massive turnout could make for the largest protests since the civil rights era of the 1960s, though not all Latinos — nor their leaders — were comfortable with such militancy, fearing a backlash in Middle America.

“There will be 2 to 3 million people hitting the streets in Los Angeles alone. We’re going to close down Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Tucson, Phoenix, Fresno,” said Jorge Rodriguez, a union official who helped organize earlier rallies credited with rattling Congress as it debates the issue.

It’s not just ‘Day Without a Mexican’ Day, it’s a Solidarity Day, too. You’re either for working people or you’re against us, even if you are a working person.

Who’s with me?

4 Comments

  1. I just hope I can get to my office that day… the streets are going to be blocked off all around downtown because the crowd is estimated to be about 65k…

  2. Darren

    As if you didn’t alreay have the day off, Mr. University Employee. If it’s not an official UGa holiday, you may have to use one of your 879 personal days for the year.

    It’s a good attempt at solidarity, Patrick, but you’re not exactly the housekeeper, construction worker, or waitress that faces real risk of losing her job for not showing up.

    But hell, if you’re not going to your day job, we could use some competent computer help at my office.

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