Saturday, April 21, 2007
Illegal Immigration Rally in Eugene 4/21/07
Well, there weren't too many people that turned out for todays Illegal immigration rally-maybe 25 or so. We did have the honor of having Jim Gilchrist the president of the Minuteman Project as guest speaker along with Rick Hickey from Oregonians for Immigration Reform, Richard Sturm from KPNW radio, and Hans Zeiger, a student activist from Hillsdale College in Michigan. Hans is a great example of the younger generation that we need to carry this ball in the future.
It's depressing that we don't have more visible support from the Americans in the construction and service industries that are being displaced by illegal immigration but maybe they will eventually wake up and see the threat just as the Teamsters are finally doing. I hope we have a bigger turnout in Salem on April 23rd, 24th, and 25th for the Trucker Slowdown for the boycott of Mexican trucks being allowed to drive in the U.S.
Hope to see you there!