From the A.N.S.W.E.R. website:
On Saturday, July 10, thousands will protest against anti-immigrant racism at the National Governors Association annual meeting in Boston.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s racist law, SB 1070, has ignited a firestorm of protests around the country at the very time when immigrants and their supporters are standing up for reform. In addition to SB 1070, which legalizes racial profiling and is aimed at all people of color in Arizona, the state has passed a bill, HB 2281, which bans ethnic studies from public classrooms. Other states are reportedly considering similar moves.
In Massachusetts, a series of anti-immigrant amendments were passed into the State Senate's version of the budget, restricting access to basic social services like healthcare, education and housing. Also included is the creation of an anonymous tip line for the public to report on undocumented people and mandating the state to investigate all reports made.
These attacks come at a time when all people are suffering from the wave of budget cuts and mass unemployment that makes racism and anti-immigrant xenophobia so dangerous.
It’s time for Brewer and the rest of the state governors to be met with the outrage felt by millions of immigrants and their supporters.
Immigration must be on the agenda of the annual meeting of the National Governor’s Association—and our voices must be heard!
The protest has broad support among anti racist activists. Supporting organizations include:
Vamos Unidos USA
Boston Mayday Committee
Mass Global Action
Unidad Latina en Acción
Hermandad Mexicana Nacional
Muslim American Society Freedom
La Iglesia San Romero de Las Americas-UCC
Rev. Graylan Hagler, National President of Ministers for Racial, Social and Economic Justice
Barrio Unido para Amnistía Incondicional
Ugnayan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (Linking the Children of the Motherland)
Damayan Migrant Workers Association
Partnership for Civil Justice Fund
Alliance for Global Justice
If you are in the Boston area at the time, you are encouraged to go.
It's encouraging to see people oppose the racist scapegoating by corrupt bigots like Klan Brewer. The efforts by corporate media to deflect legitimate anger resulting from suffering caused by corrupt behavior by wealthy and corporate interests are reprehensible. Illegal immigration has little or no impact on our lives. Obscene tax breaks for the rich, the Iraq War, predatory lending, outsourcing, wasteful military spending, financial speculation, derivatives trading, and corporate controlled trade agreements like NAFTA are causing far more pain for middle class and poor Americans. Yet, those issues are deflected or spun by corrupt media and corrupt politicians like Klan Brewer who are completely bought and paid for by the interests that are devastating the overwhelming majority of people in this country.