The Immigration Rights March in DC
by Matt Stoller, Mon Apr 10, 2006 at 02:01:30 PM EDT
A couple of observations about the marches today in DC, and then, some bad pictures courtesy of my phone. It was young, with lots of 20 somethings and 30 somethings. There were lots of children with families. The march was pushed heavily by Spanish language media, the internet, word of mouth, AM radio, and churches. There as almost no 'free mumia' presence, it was mostly normal. Heavy union presence, and quite multicultural.
There was no Democratic Party presence within the march, little data capture about who was there, and little voter registration going on. I'm told this is because voter registration happens elsewhere. I saw no counterprotesters. All in all, it was a very patriotic march for people who are apparently breaking the law. (Ok, I stole that line from an unnamed union organizer...)