ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) –
Attorneys from the Southern Poverty Law Center, find American Civil Liberties Union and other civil rights groups protested at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on Thursday.
The groups brought lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a number of provisions in HB 87 in Georgia and HB 56 in Alabama.
Dozens of protesters held signs and chanted in Spanish for the laws to be repealed.
Victory for Arizona Day Laborers: Federal District Court Enjoins Anti-Day Labor, Anti-Speech Provisions of SB 1070
Decision is Day Laborers’ Second Constitutional Victory in as Many Weeks
PHOENIX, AZ – A federal district court today enjoined provisions of SB 1070 that criminalized the solicitation of day labor work. The court found that the provisions likely violated day laborers’ First Amendment free speech right to solicit work on public streets.
“Not only is the exercise of free speech a crucial civil right,” declared the court, “Plaintiffs have shown that they and their members are being chilled from soliciting employment by the threat of enforcement” of the anti-day labor provisions.
To celebrate its 20th Anniversary, The Workplace Project calls on all interested people to participate in a Poster Design contest with the theme “Our Lives, Our Struggles”
To contribute to the fight for the recognition of the multicultural nature of our society, the struggle for respect of diversity and for the rights of immigrant workers in the United States and especially Long Island, NY.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Posters will be received from February 25, 2012 until April 10, 2012
NDLON members Tonatierra and the Southside Workers’ Center, along with other organizations and individuals directly impacted by Arizona’s anti-immigrant hate law, SB 1070, brought this lawsuit in federal court to challenge 1070’s constitutionality. On February 28, 2012, the judge granted Plaintiffs’ motion to enjoin the anti-day labor provisions of SB 1070. NDLON is co-counsel in the suit, along with the ACLU, MALDEF, NILC, and others.
When I first went to a day laborer corner to offer training about wage theft, some people looked at me like I was out of place. After all, I was the only woman in a crowd of a hundred day laborers who looked for work every day in our nation’s capitol.
But the truth is that I’m one of many women who proudly participate in the day laborer movement for worker and human rights. I organize among day laborers because both my parents were immigrant workers who faced similar struggles. While the majority of day laborers are men, women play a vital role as both laborers and organizers.