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April 23, 2006

Immigrants Divided on Boycott

This article is from the Los Angeles Times;

One advocacy group calls for a May 1 walkout while another urges protesters to go to work and classes first. By Teresa Watanabe and Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writers, April 20, 2006

"Sharp divisions are emerging among organizers of the pro-immigrant rallies that brought hundreds of thousands of marchers into the streets across the nation, with two leading coalitions calling for starkly different approaches to the next major action scheduled for May 1.

In separate Los Angeles news conferences Wednesday, the March 25 Coalition of 100 political and immigrant rights organizations reiterated its call for a boycott of work, school and consumer activity to demonstrate immigrants' economic power.

But the We Are America coalition — which includes the Roman Catholic Church and 125 labor, business and immigrant advocacy groups — urged people to attend a rally after work and school".

At; http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-boycott20apr20,0,4370229.story?track=tottext

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