February 22, 2017
Coalition Calls for General Strike and Mega-March on May 1st
WHERE: La Placita Olvera, Alameda and Cesar Chavez Ave, LA 90012 (at the kiosk)
WHEN: 4:30 PM – Thursday, February 23, 2017
WHAT: Press Conference with leading grass-root immigrant organizations, building on last Saturday’s march for “Sanctuary for All,” and LA’s 2006 May Day million immigrant march.
WHO: CALIFORNIA Congreso Latino, Hermandad Mexicana, RedMex, Union del Barrio, Frente Indigena Oaxaqueño Binacional, Centro CSO, Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional, CALIFORNIA-Mexico Studies Center, National Lawyers Guild, Southeast Cities Leadership Network, Eastside Greens, Dreamer Centers.
WHY: Repudiate the Executive Order issued by the Trump Administration recently released which broadens the criteria of deportable persons and expedite removal; Call for the immediate passage of Senate Bill 54 in the CALIFORNIA legislature and signed by Gov. Jerry Brown to in effect declare California a sanctuary state to protect all residents from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Call for a million-person march on May 1st, a national strike and DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS and their families and supporters.
Endorsing Organizations include: Congreso Latino- California Union del Barrio, Homies Unidos, Hermandad Mexicana- La Original, Hermandad Mexicana- Transnacional, Redes Mexicanas La Raza Unida Party, March and Rally LA, California for Progress, Union Popular de Vendedores, Ambulantes International, Action Center, Workers World Party, Left Voice News, Association of Raza Educators- Los Angeles, Comites de Resistencia, LA4Palestine, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return, Labor for Standing Rock, Frente Indigena de Organizaciones, BinacionalesFreedom, Socialist Party, RedMex, Centro CSO, CALIFORNIA-Mexico Studies Center, National Lawyers Guild, Southeast Cities Leadership Network, Eastside Greens, Dreamer Centers….and many more.