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A Day Without Immigrants

Posted at 11:02 PM on April 30, 2006 by Valerie Kahler
Filed under: The blog

Tonight's ArtsJournal newsletter contained an interesting message.

A Day Without Immigrants (And ArtsJournal)
The stories you see in this newsletter were collected Sunday, April 30. May 1 is the "Day Without Immigrants" protest against recent attempts in Congress to change immigration laws. ArtsJournal.com is powered by an immigrant so ArtsJournal will not be adding stories on Monday and there will be no newsletter Monday night. Regular service will resume Tuesday.

The gist of the protest is that tomorrow (Monday, May 1st), all immigrants will stay home from work, stay home from school, and not buy a single thing...thus demonstrating their impact on the American economy.

There's a counter-protest being planned as well. Read all about both at the invaluable Snopes.com

I'm not cheerleading for either protest, by the way. The whole thing kinda leaves me scratching my head. What about you?