May 1st, 2011
10:30 am Trader Joe’s in Santa Ana (Bristol & MacArthur)
Action in solidarity with Florida farmworkers
*** later ***
1pm Sasscer Park (Ross & 5th) Rally and March in downtown Santa Ana
May 2nd, 2011
Santa Ana City Council
Rally and Meeting (Speak up and speak out!)
5pm, 60 Civic Center Plaza “Police Community [sic] Room”
NO MORE CHECKPOINTS! STOP STEALING OUR CARS!
“OC May Day Coalition” facebook.com, ciw-online.org
- Fabric for banner, flags puppets- white cotton muslin. White sheets can also be good.
- Paint: waterbased/latex. I usually just use housepaint. strong colors of yellow, green, red, blue, brown, black and white.
- Brushes: Some big and some for detail.
- Containers– a bunch of plastic yogurt style containers for painting.
- Cardboard_ big flat sheets are the best– like from bike, furniture, appliance, etc boxes. Finding stores to donate/pick them up from. This is a project.
- Rags– a few for paint.
- A bucket or two for brush washing/painting.
- Tools: Utility knives for cutting cardboard; Staple gun. and staples
- Plyer stapler: If you want to get some puppet/plyer staplers to keep I can try to pick some up for you they are like 35 each and like 20 a box for 5000 staples. Rapid HD31 Sword Point Hand Plier
- Wood or Elmer’s glue
- Duct tape – We will likely use lots of masking tape!
- Saw: handsaw and skil (circular) saw.
PERCUSSION WORKSHOP – Saturday April 30th, 2-4:30 at Sasscer Park, in Santa Ana
May Day March in Santa Ana!
OC May Day Coalition * Sanctuary City and Solidarity Statement 2011
We stand together under the same sun to proclaim, “Another world without borders is possible.” We stand in solidarity with workers around the globe to celebrate the international Labor Day on May 1st, 2011, the anniversary of workers’ struggles in the Chicago of 1886. Much like the workers who struck for an 8-hour work day, we are a coalition of people from many industries, cultures and nationalities.
We demand full legalization for all global workers in the U.S. Accordingly, we want an end to all policies that criminalize migration. Specifically, the City of Santa Ana notoriously targets unlicensed drivers. Safe drivers denied the possibility of applying for licenses are routinely stripped of their vehicles at traffic stops. We want to see the leadership in Santa Ana end these practices and declare itself a Sanctuary City. We demand the restoration of families split up by immigration sweeps. We demand an end to the criminalization of people looking for work. Specifically, the Cities of Orange and Costa Mesa have passed anti-day laborer ordinances (9.37 and 10-354, respectively) with the intent of targeting and denying people of color, often times migrants, access to the economy. We stand in solidarity with the people of Arizona in resistance against recent racist policies, such as SB1070 and the elimination of Ethnic Studies. We oppose all racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic, and Islamophobic attacks against our community. We are especially concerned about recent attacks this year against Muslims in Yorba Linda and Villa Park. We want legalization of all students. We demand passage of the DREAM Act for all students to be able to graduate and find gainful employment.
We want strong, democratic, participatory labor unions. We stand in solidarity with workers defending their rights to collective bargaining in Wisconsin and throughout the country. We stand in solidarity with municipal workers in Costa Mesa recently faced with severe cut-backs. We want to bring the troops home. We want to end the wars of aggression and occupations in order to fully fund our own education and infrastructure. We want green, environmentally sound jobs that pay living wages. We support the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ campaign for fair food in Trader Joe’s. We join in their demand 1 penny more for pound for tomato pickers and an end to slavery in the fields.