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WE ARE ORGANIZING A TRUCKERS BOYCOTT OF BUSH'S PLAN TO LET 17,000 MEXICAN TRUCKERS INTO AMERICA IN LESS THAN 60 DAYS.
WE ARE TRYING TO REACH OUT TO EVERY TRUCKER IN AMERICA TO STOP TRUCKING IN A NATIONAL "TRUCK OUT" BOYCOTT ON APRIL 23-25, 2007.
FAIRUS HAS JOINED THIS FIGHT, AS WELL AS FROSTY WOOLRIDGE, AND FAIRUS WILL BE REPRESENTING THE TRUCKERS IN THE "PUT THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE" PRESS CONFERENCE RALLY HELD IN WASHINGTON DC ON APRIL 23-25.
WE ARE CALLING ON EVERY PERSON WE KNOW TO JOIN IN THIS FIGHT AND HELP ORGANIZE THE TRUCKERS BY GETTING ON YOUR CB RADIOS AND BROADCASTING TO THE TRUCKERS IN YOUR AREA THE MESSAGE TO JOIN IN THIS BOYCOTT.
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN IN THE SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME BETWEEN NOW AND THE RALLY ON APRIL 23-25, BEFORE BUSH WILL OPEN OUR BORDERS TO THE MEXICAN TRUCKERS.
PLEASE HELP US PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING. IF THEY WON'T LISTEN TO OUR LETTERS AND FAXES, MAYBE THEY WILL LISTEN IF OUR TRUCKERS SHUT THIS COUNTRY DOWN AND SURROUND THE WHITE HOUSE.
WE CAN AND MUST MAKE THIS HAPPEN !!!
The White House is pushing a year-long "demonstration program" to be run by the US Department of Transportation that would allow 100 Mexico-based trucking firms to drive goods all over the United States. More than 6,000 authorized Mexican carriers already make millions of border crossings annually, but they are confined to narrow areas hugging the border. They shuttle goods across guarded checkpoints into the designated commercial zones and then transfer cargo to US carriers for the rest of the journey.
The DOT’s plan, which would gain for US carriers similar access to Mexico, would set in motion a key provision of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As part of its purported goal of promoting "free" and open trade throughout North America, the agreement promised mutual highway access for Canadian, US and Mexican trucks. Pro-business groups have supported those measures as a way to facilitate more-efficient transport of cargo between countries.
The program follows over a decade of successful campaigns by organized labor and auto-safety advocates to restrict Mexican truckers’ access to US highways, based on claims that Mexican trucks pose an unacceptable public threat.
Originally posted by PrepareForTheWorst
Finally, people are beginning to stand up for what they know is wrong. I hope this plan works and costs businesses millions upon millions of dollars.
The only problem is that this will allow the government to let even more Mexicans in saying they are here to do the jobs that Americans don't want to do.