Advisory Statewide Strike and Day of Noncompliance SB4

For Immediate Release

June 28, 2017

Contact: Tania Mejia, 979-308-9634, tania@jolttx.com; Armando Carmona, 323-250-3018, armando@ndlon.org

Basta Texas Campaign Calls for a Statewide Strike and Day of Noncompliance in Response to SB4
Statewide strike to take place September 1 followed by a Day of Resistance & Noncompliance on September 2

Austin, Texas — Basta Texas, a grassroots campaign to stop the hateful and racist SB4, is calling for a Statewide Strike on September 1, the day SB4 is slated to go into effect. The campaign organizers will host a youth rally at the Texas State Capitol the same day, followed by a statewide Day of Resistance and Noncompliance on September 2 in which thousands of Texans will gather at the Capitol for a rally and concert.

WHAT:  Statewide Strike and Day of Resistance & Noncompliance
WHEN:  Strike program at State Capitol:  Friday, September 1, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM;
  Day of Noncompliance:  Saturday, September 2, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
WHERE:  Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

The September 2 Day of Resistance and Noncompliance will bring together communities to defy the agenda of hate and fear-mongering with a celebration of culture, music, and arts.  With the participation of high-profile musicians, the concert will garner national attention and send the message that Texans will take action against the extremist agenda that targets Latinos, immigrants and all people of color.

Signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on May 7, SB4 opens the door for extremists to target anyone who looks or speaks differently, and turns local police into frontline agents in Trump’s deportation force.  The law sets a dangerous path for Texas and for the rest of the country.

Basta Texas is a joint campaign of grassroots organizations that include National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Jolt, and the Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA).  To learn more visit www.bastatexas.org.

 

Background:

TEXAS: Arizona Activists Join the Texas Fight Against SB4, Call For A Summer of Resistance & Day of Noncompliance

Central Texas Residents Gather to Learn About SB4 and Create a Community Plan to Fight Back

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