Whether this becomes an annual L.A. tradition depends on what happens this time around: Once again, immigrants-rights activists are planning a Great American Boycott on May 1.
If it’s anything like last year’s massive, multi-phase march you can count on snarled traffic, grand speeches, flag waving, kids playing hooky in intersections and plenty of hot air and insults flung around regarding L.A.’s favorite pissing-match topic, illegal immigration.
The whole thing kicks off when marchers start gathering at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the corner of Olympic and Broadway but according to this, there’s at least one more march planned for the afternoon, starting in Koreatown …
Assembly Starts at 2:00 PM corner of 3rd St / Vermont Av. in Koreatown
MARCH STARTS: 3:00 PM
March Route: South on Vermont Av to Exposition Bl. Ending at Exposition Park.
RALLY ENDS: 7:00 PM
If you know of other May Day activities, add them in comments below.
The marchers have a plan, a blog and the attention of the LAPD, which just sent out this bulletin via the E-Police Newsletter.
The following information pertains to an upcoming Special Event Permit Application
recently filed with the Los Angeles Police Department Board of Police Commissioners.
This notification is provided in an effort to minimize the impact the event(s) may have on
your neighborhood and/or business. If you have any questions concerning the details of
this event, please contact the applicant (below) or the Los Angeles Police Department,
Special Events Permits Unit, at (213) 847-1640.
May 1st March – “Great American Boycott” 2007
TIME: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
ASSEMBLY: Corner of Broadway and Olympic Blvd.
ROUTE: Broadway NB to First St., First St. EB to Spring ST., Spring St., NB to City Hall
CONTACT: March 25 Coalition (http://march25coalition.org)
Jaime Rodriguez (323) 869-9909
For street closure info: http://trafficinfo.lacity.org
1) No to anti-immigrant legislation, and the criminalization of the immigrant communities.
2) No to militarization of the border.
3) No to the immigrant detention and deportation.
4) No to the guest worker program.
5) No to employer sanction and “no match” letters.
6) Yes to a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
7) Yes to speedy family reunification.
8) Yes to civil rights and humane immigration law.
9) Yes to labor rights and living wages for all workers.
10) Yes to the education and LGBT immigrant legislation.
Debate, discuss, and make plans to participate, protest and/or cope.