Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Texas Can Do Better: Thousands rally today in Austin

Rally of thousands marching in Austin. Photo credit: West Cosgrove

Thousands Reject Anti-immigrant Agenda in the State Legislature
Madison, Wisconsin is not the only state capitol witnessing The People United. Members of the coalition Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA) convened today at the State Capitol for a  rally and march to uphold the security of all Texas families as well as the dignity and rights of immigrant families.

To date in this legislative session, extremist Texas legislators have filed more than 60 anti-immigrant, anti-family legislative proposals. These include:

  • the criminalizing of immigrant families and workers in Texas, 
  • mandating local law enforcement to enforce federal immigration law, 
  • requiring school officials to report undocumented students, and 
  • denying birth certificates to children born in Texas of undocumented parents.

As part of the “Texas Can Do Better” campaign, thousands of participants converged on Austin, bus loads of Texans from El Paso, Dallas, Ft. Worth, College Station, Houston, Laredo, Lubbock, San Antonio, and the Rio Grande Valley. The day's activities included a march to and a rally at the Capitol as well as visits to legislators.

4 comments:

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

I am so happy to hear of this organization and its activities! After so many decades of being ruled by the plutocrats, I am energized by the actions of The People.

an average patriot said...

Since Bush I have been hearing a lot of anti American idiocy coming from the people and the Politicians.

I am sure they would site the lesson on the Alamo but they have in large gone off the deep end.

Everything is crazy in the world today in general but I see and hear coming from the right is maddening.

susan said...

It's good that people are finally pushing back. Nice work, as always, BE.

Border Explorer said...

Thanks, Friends, for chiming in on this post. And isn't it exciting to see Wisconsin catch fire this week? We must keep hope alive and use our power.