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May Day Redux: Pics, Videos and Stories from May 1st

dc-white-house2Friday was an aMAYzing day for me (see what I did there?). Even though I wasn’t in the streets marching with my compañeros, I was here in the office with a bird’s eye view of May Day marches across the country.

I watched as literally thousands of text messages poured in from folks, telling us why they were marching. You can check out some of these messages from my post on Friday. (I didn’t post all of them – but what you see on the post is pretty representative of the tone of the messages).

I received photos, stories, videos and excited phone calls from people on the ground from Los Angeles to New York. It was inspiring to see all of the momentum, energy and diversity of the crowds that gathered in cities everywhere. Even my hometown of Asheville, North Carolina hosted an event – which makes me enormously proud.

Even though I was live-blogging a few of the events, I have since received some great pictures, videos and stories from the day and wanted to share them with folks. But be sure check out my previous posts from Friday – Boston, Newark, NJNew York City; Chicago; Washington, DC and Charlotte, NC.

Keep reading for my May Day Redux!

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UPDATE: Record Numbers Turn out for CAUSA’s Immigrant Day of Action

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This past Saturday, over 450 Latinos, immigrants and advocates gathered in Salem, Oregon to attend CAUSA Oregon’s immigrant day of Action – the highest attendance in the 12 years CAUSA has hosted the event. This record turnout sends a message to the White House and to Congress about the public support for comprehensive immigration reform.

Community members from as far away as Florida gathered to discuss important issues facing the immigrant community, such as: prospects for passing Just and Humane immigration reform, the impact of Oregon’s stricter Driver’s License rules, immigrant advocacy efforts at the local, state and federal level and know your rights information. Click here to view a photo slideshow from the event.

Last Saturday’s event also helped CAUSA gear up their push to turn out 10,000 people to the May 1st events this year.