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Archive for June, 2010

WHAT: Boycott Arizona – Minnesota (BAM!) Campaign Meeting

WHEN: Saturday June 26, 1:00pm

WHERE: El Colegio Charter School (42nd and Bloomington, Mpls)

WHY: To discuss ideas and actions for this summer’s campaign to stop racist Arizona laws in Minnesota. Come to share ideas and find out how you can get involved in the struggle against hateful anti-immigrant measures in Minnesota, and stop the criminalization of our communities!

Plug into one of our action groups!

*Networking
Get Organizations/Businesses/Politicians to sign on to the Boycott

*Action
Planning protests/actions/communication with boycotted businesses

*Street Team
Getting signatures for Petitions.
Canvassing.
Showing up at other events with BAM! materials.
Distributing posters and flyers all over the streets

*Media
Create BAM! Newsletter
Maintain Blog
Get publicity
Set up radio interviews
Write Press Releases
Get letters to the editor published

Si Se Puede!
BAM!
http://bamcampaign.wordpress.com/

QUE:  Reunion de la campana Boicot Arizona – Minnesota (BAM!)

CUANDO:  Sabado, 26 de Junio, 1:00pm

DONDE: El Colegio Charter School (42nd y Bloomington, Mpls)

POR QUE:  Para discutir ideas y acciones para la campaña de este verano para parar leyes racistas como la ley SB1070 de Arizona en Minnesota.  Ven a compartir ideas y escuchar como usted pueda involucrarse en la lucha en contra de programas anti-inmigrantes de odio en Minnesota, y poner fin a la criminalización de nuestras comunidades.

Unete a uno de los grupos de accion!
Enlaces
Accion
Equipo de Calle
Medios

Si Se Puede!
BAM!
http://bamcampaign.wordpress.com/

Become a fan of BAM!: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Arizona-Minnesota/118483264858957

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BAM is the Boycott Arizona-MN campaign that MIRAc initiated. These posters can be used to promote the campaign. Spread the word!

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Boycott Arizona – Minnesota (BAM!)  Presents 3 Upcoming Events:

For more info: http://bamcampaign.wordpress.com/or email: baminnesota@gmail.com


Protest Jimmy John’s: “Arizona’s Favorite Sandwich”


Monday June 14, 5:30PM @
Jimmy John’s Minneapolis 600 Hennepin Ave. South Block E, on 6th St.

Jimmy John’s has consistently funded the campaigns of anti-immigrant demagogues like Joe Arpaio and John McCain who are outspoken supporters of SB1070.  For this reason we are giving Jimmy John’s the title of: “Arizona’s Favorite Sandwich”.

We will demand that they publicly denounce SB1070 in writing-or face the boycott!

RSVP NOW! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124195410948964&ref=nf

Protest Anti-Immigrant Policians and Laws:  Protest Tom Emmer!

Wednesday, June 16th Protest 6:00-7:30pm @ Historic Heights Bed & Breakfast 3980 5th St NE, Columbia Heights.  (Carpool leaves Walker Church (31st and 16th ave S) at 5:30pm)

Tom Emmer, the Republican candidate for governor who called the hateful Arizona law SB1070 “A wonderful first step” will be the keynote speaker at a GOP fundraiser.  We will make sure he knows that Minnesota is not Arizona and that we will not stand for those kind of racist laws in our communities!

RSVP NOW! http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129137897111116

SEIU Baja Sol Action: Join us for a Salsa contest for immigration reform

Thursday June 17th 12:00pm - Location: TBA

Join us for an action for immigration reform at Baja Sol. Tony Sutton, the owner of Baja Sol, is also the chairman of the MN GOP – making money selling Mexican food with one hand and attacking immigrant families with the other.

For more info become a fan: http://www.facebook.com/seiu26 or email RMorataya@seiu26.org

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To find out how you can get involved come to our planing meeting!
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Boycott Arizona – Minnesota (BAM!) Planning Meeting

Saturday June 12th, 3:00pm – 5:00 (Art making at 5:30) @ El Colegio Charter School (42nd and Bloomington)

Join us to discuss ideas and actions for this summer’s campaign to stop racist Arizona laws in Minnesota. Come to brainstorm, share ideas, and find out how you can get involved in the struggle against hateful anti-immigrant measures in Minnesota, and stop the criminalization of our communities!

Plug into one of four groups!: *Networking*Action*Street Team*Media
Day of Art – We will be making signs and banners for next week’s protests right after our BAM! Saturday meeting at El Colegio Charter School.

Si Se Puede!

P.S. Become a fan of BAM!: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Arizona-Minnesota/118483264858957

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Boycotea Arizona – Minnesota (BAM!) Reunion

Saturday June 12th, 3:00pm – 5:00 (Hacer arte a las 5:30) @ El Colegio Charter School (42nd and Bloomington)

Unete y discutir ideas y acciones para la campaña de este verano para parar leyes racistas como la ley SB1070 de Arizona en Minnesota. Ven a compartir ideas y escuchar como usted pueda involucrarse en la lucha en contra de programas anti-inmigrantes de odio en Minnesota, y poner fin a la criminalización de nuestras comunidades.

Unete a uno de cuatro grupos! Enlaces*Accion*Equipo de Calle*Medios

Dia de Arte – Estaremos trabajando en arte para las protestas de la siguiente semana despues de nuestro reunion de BAM! en Sabado en El Colegio

Si Se Puede!

Hazte fan de BAM!: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-Arizona-Minnesota/118483264858957


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WHAT: Boycott Arizona – Minnesota (BAM!) First Meeting

WHEN: Saturday June 5th, 1:00pm WHERE: El Colegio Charter School (42nd and Bloomington)

WHY: To discuss ideas and actions for this summer’s campaign to stop racist Arizona laws in Minnesota. Come to brainstorm, share ideas, and find out how you can get involved in the struggle against hateful anti-immigrant measures in Minnesota, and stop the criminalization of our communities!

Si Se Puede!

BAM!

QUE: Boicot Arizona – Minnesota (BAM!) Primera Reunion

CUANDO: Sabado, 5 de Junio, 1:00pm

DONDE: El Colegio Charter School (42nd and Bloomington)

POR QUE: Para discutir ideas y acciones para la campaña de este verano para parar leyes racistas como la ley SB1070 de Arizona en Minnesota. Ven a compartir ideas y escuchar como usted pueda involucrarse en la lucha en contra de programas anti-inmigrantes de odio en Minnesota, y poner fin a la criminalización de nuestras comunidades.

Si Se Puede!

BAM!

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This is the flyer explaining the BAM campaign. Print, copy and distribute it!

Este es el volante que explica la campana de BAM, para que lo imprimas, lo copies y lo distribuyas.

BAM Campaign Intro Flyer (English and Spanish)

Volante sobre la campanya BAM (ingles y espanol)

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Here is the petition we are using for the BAM campaign. We aim to gather as many signatures as possible of Minnesotans to join the Arizona boycott. Help out by collective signatures from people who you know!

Download the petition here (PDF format):

BAM Petition (English and Spanish)

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by Jessica Mador, Minnesota Public Radio
May 29, 2010

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2010/05/29/arizona-immigration-law-rally/

St. Paul, Minn. — Protesters rallied Saturday at Fort Snelling against Arizona’s new immigration law.

The law is set to take effect in July and requires police to ask about immigration status if there is a “reasonable suspicion” that someone is in the country illegally. Critics say the law could lead to racial profiling.

Jesus Ramirez from St. Paul says he came to the rally to protest similar legislation proposed by Minnesota House Republicans.

“The fact that legislation has been introduced by the 42nd district, a copycat of the SB1070 law of Arizona. The formula of the law basically states that we are now guilty before we are even innocent,” Ramirez said. “We have to prove our innocence in order for us to even be legal.”

The bill, introduced by Republican state Rep. Steve Drazkowski, of Wabasha, is called the “Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act” and would impose many of the same controversial measures as Arizona’s new legislation.

The bill did not get a hearing in the last legislative session.

The rally was a coordinated effort between Native rights groups and immigrants’ rights groups.

The rally also aimed to call attention to Fort Snelling’s historic role as the site of the detention and killing of Dakota Indians in the 1800s.

Minneapolis teacher Zack Anderson says he came to the rally because many Minnesota school children are not taught about the history of Fort Snelling.

“When I was in 5th grade my class went on a tour of Fort Snelling and there were a bunch of guys telling us how great settlers and pioneers were,” he said. “And no mention of any genocide, no mention of the largest execution in U.S. history, no mention of a concentration camp where hundreds of people died. That is the kind of stuff that you have to learn in college.”

The campaign called “Take Down the Fort” is calling for Fort Snelling to be transferred to indigenous control.

Efforts to redevelop the site between Minneapolis and St. Paul near the Twin Cities International Airport, have been underway for years.

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