Thursday, February 16
A "Day Without Immigrants" is a "combination boycott/strike that highlights the contributions of immigrants to U.S. business and culture.
The movement is a response to President Trump's immigration agenda, which includes a pledge to seal the U.S. border with Mexico and a travel ban on citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries (which is now on hold).
Some businesses are closing for the day; others are staying open and pledging to contribute a share of the day's proceeds to nonprofits that aid Latino communities. In a number of cases, business owners are abiding by their staffs' wishes, after holding votes to decide whether to open." via NPR. Read more...