This just in: Protest in San Antonio shuts Simcox down. More than 700 students, faculty, and staff came out to tell Simcox that racist hate is not welcome in our state.
No racist vigilantes on campus !
Protest the leader of the Minutemen !
Defend Immigrants’ Rights !
Tuesday, April 10
After the major march for immigrants’ rights on Tuesday. . .
Meet at 7 pm at the MLK Statue for march to Chris Simcox’s speech.
On Tuesday, April 10 — the anniversary of the historic mega-march in
Austin for immigrants’ rights — the President of the Minuteman Civil
Defense Corps will be speaking at forum hosted by the Young
Conservatives of Texas.
Chris Simcox is slated to speak at 7:30 pm in Geology 2.324.
While Minuteman claim to be “patriotic citizen soldiers,” they are in
fact a reconfiguration of existing racist, paramilitary formations
that have been given new legitimacy in the polarized debate over
But this is the real face of the vigilante movement: At the Arizona
border, Ranch Rescue — a group instrumental in establishing Simcox’s
first group, the Civil Homeland Defense — held two undocumented El
Salvadorian immigrants at gun point, pistol-whipped them and harassed
them trained attack dogs. Early this year, several migrant camps in
Southern California were terrorized and vandalized in attacks linked
to the leader of the San Diego Minutemen.
Regardless of how Simcox tries to sanitize his message for a
university audience, his more candid statements reveal the racism the
fuels vigilante groups like the Minutemen. Speaking about Mexicans
and Central American immigrants, Simcox once commented, “They have no
problem slitting your throat and taking your money or selling drugs
to your kids or raping your daughter and they are evil people.”
Join a protest to tell Simcox that racism and violence toward
immigrants has no place on our campus.
To endorse this call or for more information: StopMinutemenATX@yahoo.com
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And don’t forget. . .
STATEWIDE RALLY AND MARCH FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS
Tuesday, April 10
Gather at the Capitol at 4:30 PM
Join thousands of Texans to march for immigrants’ rights and a day of
action for positive Texas legislation. At this very moment Texas
legislators are proposing a series of bills that would be harmful to
immigrants and all Texans. Thousands will converge at the Texas
Capitol to demand justice for immigrants. You can help by organizing
your church, local organization, friends, or family to converge on
Austin on April 10. There will be a rally on south steps of Capitol
at 4:30 PM, followed by a march at 5:30 PM.
March sponsored by the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition. More info:
300-8011 or firstname.lastname@example.org