“Together We Fight Back” Is the May Day Call to Action and a Reminder Much Work Is Ahead

04/06/2018

***ON BEHALF OF THE MAY DAY COALITION OF LOS ANGELES***

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 6, 2018

Contacts: Gabriella Landeros, gabriella@thelafed.org, (323) 406-3270
Jorge-Mario Cabrera, jmcabrera@chirla.org, (562) 243-5559

More than 50 organizations in Los Angeles coordinate May 1st march and rally demanding protection for all workers, stop family separations by ICE, and mobilizing people to vote.

Los Angeles, CA – The May Day Coalition of Los Angeles announced the theme for this year’s march and rally is “Together We Fight Back,” urging all Angelenos to take to the streets on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 starting at 12 noon from the corner of 6th Street and S. Olive Street.

A rally in front of the Immigration Family Court building will kick off the march on S. Olive Street. The March will wind down 6th Street, turn left on S. Main Street, and finally, turn right on E. Temple Street. A short rally will be held in front of the Edward Roybal Federal Building marking the conclusion of the march.

More than 50 organizations including labor unions, immigrant rights, faith communities, youth groups, and other social justice advocacy organizations have been meeting to coordinate the traditional march and rally held on what is commonly known as May Day or International Workers’ Day.

“Whether it is workers in the public or private sector, mixed-status families speaking out against cruel and unjust raids, or communities exercising their right to vote, we stand united in protecting the contributions of working families and fighting this Administration’s far-right, racist, xenophobic, and anti-immigrant agenda,” said Rusty Hicks, President of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO.

The May Day Coalition of Los Angeles will promote three main issues throughout the one mile route: 1) Defend, protect, and respect worker rights, 2) fight against the anti-immigrant agenda and stop the cruel separation of families by ICE, and, 3) underline the importance of civic engagement in this year’s midterm elections.

The May Day Coalition will hold a press conference on Thursday, April 12, at 10 a.m. to provide further announcements about the march and rally.

The list of participating organizations includes (as of date): Teamsters 896, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, Promesa Boyle Heights, Morena, UFCW 770, Democratic Social Association of Los Angeles, Workers United, ANSWER Coalition, Roofers Union, Fight For 15, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, CLUE, Santa Monica Unitarian Universalist Church, UNITE HERE Local 11, AFM local 47, MCF, Teamsters 396, LA LGBT Center, AAAJ-LA, SEIU 1000, DSA-LA, ACLU SoCal, LAANE, Communist Party USA, AFT 1521, SEIU 2015, CAIR-LA, IATSE, USW Local 675, SCOPE, UU Santa Monica Peace and Justice Team, CFA/SEIU 1987, Teamster 630, SEIU 121RN, CLUE LA, SEIU-USWW.

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