March for Dignity and Workers’ Rights:
Stop Police Harassment! Shut Down Scam Employment Agencies!
Sunday, April19, 2009
69th St. and Roosevelt Ave.
Take 7 Train to 69th St.
You are invited to march with us on Sunday, April 19 for our rights and welfare as immigrants in our local community. In Woodside, immigrant workers have faced ongoing police harassment and have been ticketed without reason. In October 2008, 10 day laborers were arrested by the police for standing on the sidewalk on 69th St. and 37th Ave. In Jackson Heights on 84th St., workers have been scammed at a local recruitment agency called People Helping People, where they charge over $100 without any available work in return. In Astoria, rent prices have gone so high–forcing immigrant workers to live in cramped housing. This exploitation and harassment needs to stop!
On April 19 we are marching to say ENOUGH is ENOUGH!
On May 1, we will march again with the rest of NYC! 14th St.- Union Square @ 4pm.
STOP HARASSMENT BY THE POLICE AND POLICE BRUTALITY!
SHUTDOWN SCAM EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES!
LOWER THE RENT IN QUEENS NOW!
BRING STIMULUS FUNDING TO QUEENS, AND START BY BUILDING WORKERS’ CENTERS!
RESPECT & DIGNITY FOR ALL IMMIGRANT WORKERS!
LEGALIZATION NOW! STOP RAIDS! REUNITE FAMILIES!
Organized by Jornaleros Unidos de Woodside, Philippine Forum, Sisa Pakari Labor Center, Anakbayan-NY/NJ, Filipinas for Rights and Empowerment, NY Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (NYCHRP), No Raids Committee in Queens, Nodutdol, May 1st Coalition for Workers and Immigrant Rights (www.may1.info)