A group of local residents, led by parishioners from St. Joseph’s Churchin Mtn. View, will march on Tuesday May 1st to call attention to the need for just and humane immigration reform which includes keeping families together and creating a path to citizenship.
The march will begin with a brief convening ceremony at 4 p.m. in Rengstorff Park, MountainView. Participants will march from the park to California Street, then to San Antonio Road andalong El Camino Real ending at Mountain View City Hall on Castro Street, where a rally withspeakers and music will be held.
Sponsors of the march include St. Joseph Church in Mountain View, the Day Worker Cente rof Mountain View and Community in Action (CAT). The March has received strong support from church and community leaders such as Father Bob Moran of St. Joseph’s Church, Maria Marroquin, Director of the Day Worker Center and Sylvia Villaseñor, an interfaith social justice advocate in north county.
The organizers plan to schedule an annual May Day March for Immigration Reform each year to correspond with larger efforts taking place at the county, regional and state levels.
The marchers invite all members of the community to join the May 1st March to support basic human rights and dignity for all residents. For further information contact: Sylvia Villaseñor at650-941-9362 (English) OR Job Lopez at 650-988-9694 (Spanish).