Boycott organizers plan large march & rally
Thursday, April 27, 2006
A broad coalition of immigrants' rights groups is calling for students to skip school and employees to skip work to attend a noon rally at San Ysidro's Larson Park. The coalition is urging people not to buy anything on Monday and is asking businesses to close.
Organizer Elva Salinas says the idea is to show how vital immigrants are to the United States economy.
Salinas: "Our government has continuously said that immigrants are sucking this nation dry, as far as economically. If in fact it's true, that particular day, the economy should boom."
Meanwhile, the Catholic Church and many schools and unions are urging people to work, go to school, and then attend an evening rally in Balboa Park. They say a boycott could backfire and work against efforts to get citizenship for illegal immigrants. Amy Isackson, KPBS News.
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