May marches march on despite influenza threat


LatinaLista — Tomorrow is when people in cities across the country will be taking to the streets in the name of immigration reform. There hasn’t been this much buzz for May 1 marches since the original marches when hundreds of thousands of marchers filled the streets of cities everywhere.
Students, who are praying that the first phase of immigration reform passes with the DREAM Act bill currently before Congress, know that a public march underscores to government leaders how seriously people are taking the issue of immigration reform.
Well-known artist Shepard Fairey (the artist whose rendition of Obama for a campaign poster resulted in the Associated Press suing him for copyright infringement) has created two special bilingual posters for the May Day marches.

Poster depicts a little girl marching in a May march.
The posters were inspired by pictures taken during the 2006 May Day marches and are available for free download at Producciones Cimarron.

Fairey said, “…Something that is not complex and should not be controversial is the right of all humans to be treated like humans. People coming to America for the same reasons our ancestors did deserve human rights. The United States was created by immigrants and now our country needs immigration reform…”

Unfortunately because of the increase in cases of the H1N1 influenza (popularly known as swine flu), some towns are discouraging outdoor public gatherings.
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