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May 1st: All the corners of Florida march!

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We are continuing a series of posts highlighting May 1st events from around the country (check out the may 1st tag on the left hand sidebar for the full listing).

Here is what’s happening in Florida: 

May 1, 2007
Several Florida communities will hold events on May 1st to commemorate the immigrant justice mobilizations which took place last Spring establishing a new record as the largest immigrant justice mobilization in our nation’s history. This year’s events will oppose the harsh and unworkable White House proposal and join together to demand a comprehensive and humane reform that respects civil rights, reunites families, protects workers, and offers legalization and a path to citizenship for undocumented and future immigrants to the US.

Miami, 4pm Howard Dean speaks on Immigration Reform. 5:30pmMarch from Government Center through downtown, 7pm Ecumenical Prayer Vigil at Government Center. Sponsored by Alianza de la Florida por la legalizacion del inmigrante. Contact: Hispanic Coalition, (305) 262-0060 hispacol2@aol.com.

Palm Bay, 7pm Palm Bay City Hall (Minton & Malabar Road in Palm Bay). Contact: Voices for Justice, Tomas Lares (321) 604-1441.

West Palm Beach, 3pm March and Rally, Gather at the corner of Okeechobee Blvd & S. Sapodilla, (next to Kravis Center) West Palm Beach, Florida-March to Federal Building (701 Clematis St) for Rally.

Orlando, 11am-3pm Rally and March in downtown near Lake Eola. Delegations will visit the offices of legislators Martinez, Nelson and Keller. Contact: Farmworker Association of Apopka, (407) 886-5151.

Immokalee, 2-5pm. Music and food 2-3pm, March begins 3:30-4 at 112 West West Main Street (Hwy 29). Contact: Gloria Hernandez, Immigrants United for Freedom (239) 657-2500 office, (239) 253-2628 cell.

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