|The January 14, Mass Mobilization To Protect Immigrants & Refugees|
Today I went to the January 14 – Mass Mobilization To Protect Immigrants & Refugees. This was one of many marches around the nation and around the globe to declare in no uncertain terms that we will stand in the way of criminalization, mass deportation and hatred.
This march which was extremely well planned, run and organized. This event appeared to be organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) United Service Workers West. SEIU-USWW (SEIU Local 1877) represents more than 40,000 janitors, security officers, airport service workers, and other property service workers across California.
SEIU-USWW knows how to put on a protest!
They had done press releases, had powerful bullhorns, handed out chant sheets and had enough people organizing the event to be able to spread out. Plenty of press was there. Sue and I even saw me on channel 11 this evening.
Speakers included Jim Beall, and Congress Representatives Zoe Lofgren and Ro Khanna. They had a media relations person on site handing out lists to the media of who the speakers were. They were expecting 300 people, about 700 showed up.
Here's more photos on Flickr.
This was a protest done right!