-The march in the Quad Cities had national coverage.
       -Probably the only march passing through two states.
 
While in other parts of the world the day of work was celebrated, which was different due to millions of people marching in protest demanding better employment benefits, and at the same time in some European countries like Germany these demonstrations turned violent, and in others such as Mexico where miner demonstrators demanded the dismissal of the work secretary the march was more peaceful. 
In the United States of America an act took place that will leave a historic precedent in our Hispanic community nationwide.  Although the day of work wasn’t celebrated here, millions of Hispanics united not only in the commercial boycott to show and listen to the society and the federal government the importance of our economic contribution.  We Hispanics marched demanding dignity and equality for our fellow Hispanic immigrants and the entire world through a migratory reform that will regulate their legal status in the United States.  In the Quad Cities, between 2,000 to 3,000 Hispanic demonstrators marched with the only purpose of making the government see that it is necessary for Congress to vote in favor of the immigration reform in benefit of all immigrants that have economic, political, religious, cultural, and social necessities who have been forced to leave their places of origin, to find a better lifestyle for themselves and their families.  Besides contributing highly to the economy, we Hispanics have adapted to the American life system, respected the laws, know the history of this great country, and little by little we've also learned English.  The march this past Monday, May1st, fortunately had great coverage in the Quad Cities.  The Dispatch Newspaper publicized front page an article written by journalist Darla M. Wiese.  It also included news reports on the local channels, for example news channel 8, with Michelle Aguayo at 6:30 p.m., which included aerial helicopter views of the march on the Centennial Bridge, and informed about the industrial effect of the Hispanics.  The march also received national coverage with the news reports for the Nightline program which is transmitted daily at 10:30 p.m. on ABC, News Channel 8 in the Quad Cities, Chris Bury, who interviewed organizers of the “National Day Without Immigrants” march, and company representatives like Tyson Foods and Meyer Landscape.  The march was a success, beginning at 1:15 p.m. at St. Joseph's Church in Rock Island, Ill., it crossed over the Centennial Bridge to the city of Davenport, Iowa, and ended at Le Claire Park behind the baseball stadium where there was acts of support and motivation for the organizers of this event lead by Greg Aguilar, Crystal Rios of Moline High School’s Latinos Unidos club, LULAC, Bribriesco and Associates, and Luis Lara of KALA.  Other organizations that supported and where present at the march were: Casa Guanajuato, KALA Radio and the bilingual newspaper Hola America.

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