On March 2, 2006 , the Southern California based coalition "March 25 Coalition Against HR4437" held a press conference to announce a major mass mobilization against the passage of the Sensenbrenner Bill, to be held in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday March 25, 2006. The march expected to be the largest in the country to date will also demand an integral, comprehensive and family oriented immigration reform that will lead to the legalization and eventual citizenship for the 12 million undocumented immigrants in this country.
The Coalition calls on all immigrants and all Californians of all colors and creeds, labor, clergy, community and political organizations, students and youth to protest, make their voices heard and galvanize the movement for humane immigration reform all the way to Washington DC. The US Senate is expected to begin debate on the Senate floor on March 27.
The Coalition publicly calls on and invites Mayor Antonio Villaraigoza, LA Council President Eric Garcetti, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, and Senators Gil Cedillo and Gloria Romero to join and repudiate the "wall of shame" and the criminalization of immigrants as felons proposed in the House approved "Border Protection and Antiterrorist and Illegal Immigration Control Act" on Dec. 15, 2005. The coalition leaders also makes a special call to all the members of the wide and popular Spanish language media and progressive media to assist them in making MARCH 25 the largest demonstration in support of immigrant workers and their families in recent history.
Gran Marcha 2006 Los Angeles
25-26 de Marzo/March 25-26
Coalicion 25 de Marzo Contra La Sensenbrenner King Bill
March 25 Coalition Against HR 4437
MARCH 25TH 10 AM
AT OLYMPIC AND BROADWAY, LOS ANGELES
Ending at the L.A. City Hall
Also on Sunday, March 26
Procession and Mass
Walk starts at 1:00 p.m.
Temple & Los Angeles Streets (Click for Map)
Ends at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angeles
A mass commemorating the life of Cesar Chavez and calling for permanent residence will take place.