Labor Supported Twin Cities Rally Against Swift Raids

The outrageous raids at Swift plants around the country on Tuesday are an affront to all of us. You have no doubt followed the stories flowing in from Worthington and the other five cities of communities terrorized, families divided and children who still donít know the whereabouts of their parents. ICE officers were given carte blanche to terrorize over 13,000 people based solely on the color of their skin. Once again, the poor and disenfranchised have been punished for trying to improve their lives. A couple of weeks before Christmas on the festival day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the current administration has committed another labor atrocity.

In the Twin Cities, labor, community and religious leaders have been working to respond to the concrete needs of all those suffering from these actions. President Mike Potter and UFCW Local 1161 have been working around the clock to respond to the situation in Worthington and continuing efforts will be made to support them. However, we must also raise our voices together and cry out for justice.

Please join us for a vigil and rally at Senator Colemanís office at 2550 University Ave. in St. Paul on Monday, December 18 at 4:00. This is an opportunity to show solidarity with the Worthington workers and community and call on Senator Coleman to end the raids, reunify families, free the detainees and support comprehensive immigration reform.

For more information, please call Doug Mork at 612-310-5752. See you there!