Come to La Batalla del Pueblo en Oración to defend our pueblo against anti-immigrant attacks. Vigils will be happening around the state against bills like SB9 and HB12, which bring increased repression against immigrant communities.
Come to McAllen’s Municipal Park at 6pm tomorrow, 5 of May, and say no to family separations and no to Arizona copycat legislation.
Bring you lawn chair, high spirits, and ganas to defend our pueblo!
Thursday, May 5 · 6:00pm
McAllen Municipal Park
Bicentennial and Tamarack
Background: Tomorrow, 5 de mayo, celebrates la Batalla de Puebla, in which the Mexican army successfully fought off the invading French army and defended it’s independence from foreign rule.
The Equal Voice Network of the Rio Grande Valley have taken this very important day to pronounce our own Batalla del PUEBLO against the anti-immigrant legislation that target our community. SB9 has already passed in the state Senate, which requires local law enforcement agencies to turn over noncriminal immigrants and those with low level offenses over to ICE for deportation if they’ve been fingerprinted in local jails. HB12, which is Arizona copycat legislation, is going up for a vote as early as tomorrow.
The attack on our community has already started. Join us for this important action to learn more and get involved.