September 1 Chicago march

A small group of illegal immigration supporters walked the 42 to 50 miles (reports vary) from Chicago's Chinatown (meant to symbolize that we're a nation of immigrants) to Dennis Hastert's office in Batavia, Illinois. It took them four days, starting [[September 1, 2006]] and finishing [[September 4, 2006]]. Only "around 3000" showed up for the final rally. AKA the "Immigrant Workers Justice Walk".

report before: Immigrant march en route to Hastert's digs

report after: Immigration activists spar at Phoenix rally

Organized by Jorge Mujica ([[ Start of 4 day walk shows off]]). has a list of the sponsors:

  • Leaders of the Chicago March 10 Movement
  • members of the Chinese American Service League (CASL)
  • Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)
  • The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago
  • Service Employees International Union
  • The Korean American Resource and Cultural Center
  • Rainbow Push Coalition
  • United Food and Commercial Workers
  • Asian American Institute
  • Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment
  • Cambodian Association of Illinois
  • Chinese American Service League
  • Chinese Mutual Aid Association
  • Coalition for a Better Chinatown
  • Indo-American Center
  • Korean American Senior Center
  • Lao American Community Service
  • Muslim Women's Resource Center
  • Vietnamese Association of Illinois
  • and other, unnamed groups