Purple Cactus Donated 100% Revenues Thursday to ACLU, LULAC for Day Without Immigrants
In honor of the national protest movement A Day Without Immigrants, Jamaica Plain restaurant Purple Cactus donated all of Thursday's sales revenues to the local branches of the ACLU and LULAC. Purple Cactus announced its support of A Day Without Immigrants through its Facebook page and also posted signs in its front window and at the register. Several staff members said they were excited when they saw the sign at the register, as were customers as they flowed into the Centre Street business Thursday afternoon. "I was going to consider closing," Marie O'Shea, the owner of Purple Cactus, told Jamaica Plain News. "There wasn't interest [among employees] in not coming to work.