May Day March Takes New Turn to Highlight Worker Dignity and Immigrant Rights

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 28, 2014
CONTACT: Esther Kim 323-937-3718, esther@krcla.org

May Day March Takes New Turn to Highlight Worker Dignity and Immigrant Rights
March Organizers Ask Angelenos to Celebrate All Workers and March to Keep Families Together

Los Angeles, CA – As part of the May Day March organizing in Los Angeles, a broad coalition which includes community advocates, labor, economic justice and immigrant rights organizations will announce their plans to make this year a focus on worker dignity, health, safety and keeping immigrant families together.

The May Day march this year will begin at the gates of Chinatown on Broadway and end at the Detention Center on Alameda. As a symbol of immigrant workers of the past and present and their struggles. Thousands are expected to participate and march the streets.

WHO: Jenny Seon (KRC), Local Elected Officials, Community, Faith, And Labor, Leaders
Confirmed: Angelica Salas (CHIRLA), Maria Elena Durazo (L.A. County
Federation of Labor-AFL-CIO), Laphonza Butler (SEIU-ULTCW), Rev. Dr.
Art Cribbs (CLUE-CA), Rev. Francisco Garcia, All Saints Church
(CLUE-LA), Ulvita Ramirez, wife of worker killed at LAX Pending: Council
Member Cedillo.

WHAT: Broad Coalition of May Day Organizers and community members will
announce a new route linking Fight for Fairness for low-wage industries
and the fight for immigrant rights in Los Angeles.

WHERE: Corner of Cesar Chavez and Broadway in Los Angeles, (New starting
point for May Day March in 2014).

DATE: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

TIME: 10:00 a.m. PST

VISUALS: Signs, pictures of Members of Congress and President Obama.

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