Monday, April 10, 2006

Estamos Aqui y no Vamos...

Today, a large number of GSOCers joined thousands of other New Yorkers at the rally for immigrants' rights at City Hall, one of 129 similar marches/rallies accross the United States in opposition to HR 4437 (see Nerds' prior discussion of the bill). It was an amazing experience hearing so many diverse immigrant voices displaying together their dedication to working hard in the United States; to giving their children a great future. A number of local and state elected officials and many, many union workers and union leaders were also on hand to express their solidarity with the movement for immigrants' rights.

One of the most inspiring moments for us GSOCers was the speech given by Orlando Lara, who described his own journey across the Rio Grande to the United States at sixth months old as well as his involvement with GSOC. Lara connected our struggle for recognition with the struggle of all immigrant workers, documented and undocumented, for the change for jobs with justice.

Before going to the rally, some GSOC member handed out fliers about the strike in front of NYU Trustee Martin Lipton's law firm, Wachtell Lipton Rosen Katz, the site of a trustees meeting today--and even managed to leaflet the Trustees' waiting limos.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Estamos Aqui y no NOS vamos (it's a reflexive verbe, hence the nos after the tacit subject and before the verb)

You should be more careful with the Spanish you are using if you're really supporting this cause.

4/20/2006 2:06 AM  

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