Thursday, September 20, 2012

Stop Mi Pueblo from Implementing E-Verify

From the Dignity Campaign:

Recently Mi Pueblo Foods shocked Latino and immigrant community when management decided to voluntarily implement the controversial and reportedly defective Federal immigration program known as E-Verify, which disproportionately targets Latino and immigrant communities. Workers claim management has also re-verified their work eligibility status. The E-Verify program purports to allow private employers to determine the eligibility of employees and job applicants to work in the United States.

Mi Pueblo’s management claims they decided to do so because they were under a lot of pressure from the Department of Homeland Security to adopt E-Verify. However, on Monday, September 15, 2012 a reporter from the Los Angeles Times quoted a spokesperson from the Department of Homeland Security who asserted that this government agency does not force employers to use the E-Verify program.

We stand with Mi Pueblo workers, customers, the broad interfaith community, elected officials, and local residents. Should Mi Pueblo Foods decline to stop the implementation of E-Verify and refuse to sign the Mercado Code of Conduct, we pledge to support and promote the planned boycott of every Mi Pueblo Foods store, which will initiate on October 8th, 2012 at 12:00 noon.
WHAT: Rally and March
WHEN: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WHERE: Our Lady of Guadalupe Church (2020 E. San Antonio St., San Jose, CA). Thereafter we will march to the Mi Pueblo store located on the corner of Story and King Rd.

TIME: Gather at 4:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe

For More information call Glenda Villalta at 408-582-4070


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