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Challenge the "Minuteman Project" Planning Mtg and April Actions
Released 31 March 2005  By National Alliance for Human Rights

From the National Alliance for Human Rights:

Saludos de parte de la Alianza Para Derechos Humanos!

You are urged to participate in the efforts designed to challenge the "Minuteman Project," that will be carried out on the U.S./México border (Sonora/Arizona) against the undocumented migrating from México into the United States.

The Minuteman Project organizers and participants have gone on record as saying that their efforts are peaceful; however, they go on to say that they will use the force necessary to stop the influx.

The National Alliance for Human Rights along with various other organizations and individuals will be conducting a counter to the Minuteman project. Specifically, we will be conducting efforts on both sides of the border from March 31 through April 3.

Moreover, we are supporting the efforts of the Border Action Network and the Coalition for Human Rights. We are calling on you to participate in some or all of these activities. Attached is a list of these activities.

Planning Meeting:
Saturday, March 26 from 9AM to Noon
Zacatecas Restaurant
2472 University Avenue
Riverside, CA

The purpose of this meeting is to confirm logistics as well as to confirm the participant list.
For more information please call Armando Navarro at (951) 827-1826.

Please note that on the attached list there is a reference to legal observers.
If you would like to sign-up please contact Maria Anna Gonzales at (951) 743-7173 or by email at

While in Agua Prieta, we will stay at the Hotel Plaza, which is located close to the Border and which can accommodate most, if not all, of the participants. Room rates are 2 persons one bed $62.80, and 2 persons 2 beds $74.00. Please call 01152633-338-9404 to reserve your room.

If you will depart from the Los Angeles area and would like to sign up to travel in one of the reserved vans, please call Felipe Aguirre at 323-560-1111; or from the Riverside county area, call Maria Anna at (951) 743-7173. All those traveling in the vans will share the rental and fueling costs.


NAHR: National Alliance for Human Rights

(951) 827-1826

March 18, Noon: Press Conference: March 18, 2005, Noon, La Placita, San Bernardino, CA

March 19, 9AM - Noon: Protest Against Minuteman Project Founder/Leader James Gilchrist, 22 Vista Del Valle, Aliso Viejo, CA

March 26: So. Cal Organizing Meeting, Zacatecas Restaurant, 2472 University Avenue, Riverside, CA

April 1: Legal Observerswith ACLU (Contact Maria Anna Gonzales at -951-743-7173)

April 1, Noon: Bi-National Solidarity Press Conference Against the Minuteman Project, Agua Prieta, México

April 2, 6-7PM: Bi-National Solidarity Rally Against the Minuteman Project Agua Prieta, México

April 3: Legal Observerswith ACLU (Contact Maria Anna Gonzales at -951-743-7173)

Border Action Network:

(520) 623-4944

March 28 - April 1Week of call-in to call for prosecution of illegal vigilante activities

People from across the country are encouraged to call the Cochise County Attorney, AZ Attorney General and US Attorney in AZ

April 6: Immigrant children call for immigration reform

In recognition of the "month of the child", immigrant youth from Border Action Network will deliver drawings to AZ Senator McCain's Tucson office depicting the importance of real immigration reform that provides a path to legal residency. The event coincides with and challenges a month of vigilante groups converging in southern Arizona calling for more border militarization.

April 16: Douglas Community Meeting

Local residents will talk about the lawsuits they've filed with Border Action Network against vigilantes and encourage community members to participate in a petition drive calling for the Cochise County Attorney to prosecute infamous vigilante Roger Barnett for an October 2004 incident where he pointed a loaded AR-15 and threatened to shoot a Mexican-American Douglas family.

April 21: Raising Immigrant Voices: Announcement of results of local and national "consulta" for immigration reform

Border Action Network and immigrant community groups across the county will announce the local and national results of a "consulta" which lets immigrant communities voice their opinions of what should included in any reforms of immigration policies. Date to be determined, last week of April

Petitions delivered to Cochise County Attorney's office demanding that they file criminal charges against infamous vigilante Roger Barnett.

Coalition for Human Rights

(520) 770-1373

April 2, 1PM: Women- in Black Vigil at Border

April 9: Poetry Slam Against the Wall

April 17, 5PM: Inter-Faith Vigil Service--Wall

April 24, 1PM: Volleyball Over the Border

April 30, 3-7PM: Unity CelebrationOn Mexico Side "Snake Dance"

Note: MALDEF--Filed a lawsuit against militia supporters Sheriff Larry DeeverBarnett, his wife and his brother

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