Boycott gets OK from state Senate

On Monday, immigrant-rights groups across the United States are planning boycotts and rallies to urge Congress to pass immigration reform that includes a path to legalization for people here legally. The Mercury News today wrote about the California State Senate’s endorsement of the boycotts:

State senators Thursday endorsed Monday’s boycott of schools, jobs and stores by illegal immigrants and their allies as supporters equated the protest with great social movements in history.

Here are some events in Santa Ana that will happen on Monday (taken from the O.C. Register):

11:00 a.m.
Hermandad Mexicana Latinoamericana and the Mexican-American Political Association, which support the boycott, will meet Monday at the Plaza of the Flags in Civic Center Plaza

Members from the SEIU Local 1877 will march starting at 1516 Sycamore Blvd. To Civic Center Plaza to join the rallies at the Plaza of the Flags.

2 p.m.
A coalition of immigrant-rights groups, unions, Latino organizations and students will join the rallies at Civic Center from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

3 p.m.
A coalition of Mexican hometown organizations will meet at El Salvador Park and march to Civic Center Plaza. The group includes members of 15 organizations representing Mexican states.

5 p.m.
The Orange County Congregation Community Organization, which includes 18 religious organizations, will join the Civic Center rallies. At 6 p.m. the group walk with candles to St. Joseph’s Church, 727 Minter St. Participants are invited to attend a 7 p.m. Mass.