Monday, May 01, 2006
I went to the "Day Without An Immigrant" Rally. What an awesome spectacle. I'd been to several rallies/marches in my life, but this beat it all! It was a record breaking crowd. Along the route, I spoke with actor Martin Sheen (above). He said that he's marching, because his parents were immigrants.
Immigrants and immigration is a recurring theme in my work. As a writer, I couldn't help but notice some of the writing printed on signs:
"Human Beings aren't illegal"
"Immigrants are not criminals"
"End immigrant bashing and racial profiling"
"Illegal immigration began in 1492"
"You may hate us, but you need us"