Friday, August 17, 2007
Emergency Call: "We are Necessary" Labor Stop September 3-9
A group not affiliated with any other advocacy organization is organizing a "labor stop" and a "buying stop." For more information:
CAMPAIGN FOR SMART BUYERS AND
This plan is not the property of any organization or individual. The purpose of this plan is for you to add your own demands and elaborate your own actions to take within your grassroots. The importance to notify us what area you will cover is to minimize efforts and make sure we cover all areas throughout the state and nation. We ask that the main message be the same: “Today we are not working, Today we are not purchasing, WE ARE NECESSARY”.
Goal: To accelerate an immigration reform for this year.
PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION CAMPAIGN
➢ Promote distribution of flyers with the information and participation on the “smart buyers” and “Labor stop” campaign
➢ Attract businesses to aid with flyer distribution and printing expenses, this businesses may pay printing expenses directly to the Printing Agency.
➢ Establish a list of participants distributing flyers and the areas covered. The distribution must not be repetitive. The volunteers must report their areas of distribution to minimize efforts and cover as much as possible.
Extend our promotion to the rest of the communities in the state and nation if possible.
➢ Locate leaders in those communities and activate them on this purpose.
➢ Leaders are hended throughout the “labor stop” week
➢ The volunteers must locate a mall near their home to cover during the “labor stop” week.
➢ Each team must be a maximum of 30 volunteers with signs and banners with the main message “ Today we don’t work, Today we don’t purchase, We are Necessary” (this should be in Spanish)
➢ There should be one team per mall road access.
➢ The team leaders must coordinate who and when each team will be present throughout the week.
All of this information must be passed on to the command center where the board of directors will be in charge.
The board of directors must assign a team that will be in charge of the command center and schedule for the week.
SUPPORT AND FOOD FOR THE VOLUNTEERS DURING THE “LABOR STOP WEEK”
➢ We need volunteers to elaborate and distribute food and help to the teams while protests take place.
➢ This volunteers should solicit donations to get what’s needed for food. The “lunch wagons” are the ideal assistance in this matter.
➢ If we get sponsors and get special discounts we can do it.
This is a preliminary plan for those who want to participate, please let us know as soon as possible , you may call at 602-462-5050 or send your email at firstname.lastname@example.org to offer new ideas and how to make it better.