Fresno Immigrant Rights Activist March

April 9, 2008 8:41:38 PM PDT
Immigrant rights activists announced their plan to march through Downtown Fresno to draw attention to immigrant issues.Movement leaders gathered in the Fulton Mall to encourage people to join the march planned for Thursday May first. On may-day last year, police estimated about 35-hundred people marched through Fresno. Leaders hope this year's heightened political awareness will bring even more people out.

"This is a big year, ah, the presidential election, there are bills in Congress, um, that need to be talked about and discussed."

This year's theme is: "today we march, tomorrow we vote." the Fresno march is just one part of a nation-wide effort to draw attention to immigrant rights issues.

The event will begin at 3pm in the Fulton Mall. The march will begin at 5:30 pm. Marchers plan to go north from the free speech area to Fresno St. over to O Street. down to Tulare Street. Then back to the Fulton Mall.