Labor, DJs, Church Fueled LA March
The four are rival DJ on Spanish-language stations in a market where the Spanish-language stations are the biggest. Their round-the-clock exhortations are credited with a turnout that left no one more surprised than the rally organizers, who expected about 40,000 demonstrators.
The LATimes reports that a labor union -- Local 1877 of the Service Employees Union -- got the ball rolling for the DJs to promote the march. Illegals may not pay taxes, but they sure pay union dues.
Eddie "El Piolin" Sotelo told the LAT he rallied the DJs after union leaders told him the effect of proposed legislation. I wonder if he really has a clue -- he certainly didn't get a fair description of the law from the union reps.
Sotelo came into the US illegally, but is now has legal status.
Also smack dab in the middle with the Catholic church, with the initial organization meetings taking place at Our Lady Queen of Angels. Illegals keep the pews full.
The LAT report is compelling reading, revealing the high level of organization and the decidedly Socialistic and revolutionary take of many of the organizers. Do read it.
Tags: Illegals, Demonstrations, Los Angeles, Immigrants