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Immigration Rally's Low Turnout Disappoints Advocates

subtitle: "Fear of Blacklash, Mixed Messages, Timing Are Cited"

Washington Post/Darryl Fears and N.C. Aizenman/September 8, 2006/ link

The turnout at the September 7 Washington DC march was "fewer than 5,000"; their initial publicity said they expected half a million:

...Fifteen minutes before the march was scheduled to begin, only a few hundred demonstrators were milling before the stage...

Article takes up several paragraphs giving backstory on Congressional actions.

Quotes Ricardo Diaz, "organizer" with Philadelphia's Day Without an Immigrant Coalition.

Quotes Deepak Bhargava, executive director of the Center for Community Change, and says that the CCC helps fund and organize the alliance, refering to the We Are America Alliance.

Offers non-noteworthy quotes from Janet Murguia, president and chief executive of the National Council of La Raza and Rick Swartz. The latter is identified only as "an immigration rights advocate".

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