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June 28, 2003

CA Senate Backs Immigrant Freedom Ride

Here's good news:

A labor-backed bus trip and rally to raise support for immigrant workers, styled after the 1961 Freedom Rides to expose segregation, won the blessing Thursday of the California Senate.

The Senate is the first state legislative body in the country to back the "Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride," which will leave from nine cities at the end of September and converge in Washington, D.C., and New York in October.

Freedom ride organizers plan to highlight five issues as they travel across the country: legalizing undocumented workers currently in the U.S., allowing them to file for citizenship, reunifying all immigrant workers with their families, improving workplace conditions and protecting civil rights.

What a massive change from the days from Prop 187, with California now in the forefront of promoting legalization and workers rights

Find out more about the Freedom Ride here.

Posted by Nathan at June 28, 2003 08:09 AM