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Tuesday, September 16, 2003


Dean endorses Imigrant Workers Freedom Ride

posted by Aziz P. at Tuesday, September 16, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Dean has endorsed the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride:

Modeled after the 1961 Freedom Rides, the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride will see immigrants and their allies board buses from ten U.S. cities and stop in over 100 towns. They will converge in Washington DC, where they will meet with members of Congress. The Ride ends with a mass rally on October 4 in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York.

"I strongly support the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride and its goal of empowering millions of American workers to call for a clear roadmap to citizenship," wrote Governor Dean to Maria Elena Durazo, National Chair of the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride. "It is my hope that the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, like the Freedom Rides of 1961 that inspired it, will serve as another defining moment in our history when the voices of a committed few help to raise the consciousness of all Americans."

Head over to Latinos for Dean for more info and organizing details!


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