Bright Eyes plans concert to fight immigration law

Posted: July 29, 2010 in Immigration in the United States
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Bright Eyes plans concert to fight immigration law

(AP) – 5 hours ago

OMAHA, Neb. — Bright Eyes, Cursive and other Nebraska music acts will perform at a concert to raise money to fight a law that would ban the hiring of or renting to illegal immigrants in the Nebraska city of Fremont.

The Concert for Equality on Saturday in Omaha’s Benson neighborhood will include two simultaneous shows — one outside and the other indoors at the Waiting Room.

Tickets cost $20 to $50, and proceeds from the sold-out concert go to the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, one of two civil rights groups who have sued the city of Fremont. The groups says the voter-approved ordinance is discriminatory.

The Fremont City Council voted Tuesday to suspend the ban until the lawsuits are settled. It was to take effect on Thursday.

via The Associated Press: Bright Eyes plans concert to fight immigration law.

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