Saturday, June 15, 2013
Hunger Strike to Protest Immigration-Related Firings
STOP MAKING WORK A CRIME
A Bay Area Network Opposing the Firing of Immigrant Workers
FIRED WORKERS AND SUPPORTERS LAUNCH A THREE DAY HUNGER STRIKE TO OPPOSE THE "SILENT RAIDS"
PRESS RELEASE - for release Monday, June 10
Press Contact: Laura Rivas - 510-282-2500, Mike Henneberry - 510-719-7691, Sara Steffens - 510-332-9483
From noon on Tuesday, June 11 to noon on Friday, June 14, Bay Area immigrant workers and their supporters will be engaging in a FAST AGAINST THE FIRINGS to draw attention to the unjust firing of hundreds of immigrants.
Even though the full Senate has begun deliberations on the Immigration Reform Bill S. 744, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency of the federal Department of Homeland Security is requiring local employers to fire hundreds of workers, saying they have no immigration papers. The administration calls its reform proposal "commonsense immigration reform," but the fasters say there is no common sense in firing workers while Congress debates it.[...]
Read the full press release: