NDLON Calls for Immigrants and Latinos to Join Protests Against Police Brutality, for Justice in Ferguson
August 15th, 2014 - Phoenix, AZ
In response to the events related to the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO and the violent police response to the outpouring of protest, Marisa Franco, lead of the #Not1More Campaign for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, issued the following statement:
"As a movement that is fighting criminalization to stop deportations and detention, Latinos and immigrants have a duty to stand alongside those who have been fighting it far longer. On the streets of Ferguson, people have bravely sounded an alarm on the crisis of violence besieging the Black community.
As we defend our own families, we must answer the call not simply to be in solidarity but because the problems our communities face and the solutions we seek are linked together.
Last night, across the country, thousands held their words in a moment of silence to remember the life of Mike Brown and in a pledge to never be silent again in the face of injustice. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends and we urge those within the immigrant rights movement to attend the rallies and protests in the coming days. Black lives matter and any movement against dehumanization must affirm and defend that truth.
Mike Brown is not the first but the latest in an epidemic of violence. We say, not one more Black person murdered by police, not one more struggle fought alone, not one more life criminalized as we continue our struggle for not one more deportation."
A partial list of upcoming events can be found at: https://actionnetwork.org/