MAY DAY, 11 am press Conference, 5 PM Rally Chicano Park

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San Diego County Organizations Convene May 1st International Workers Day Events:

Workers Unite to Defend their Families from Immigration Raids, Police Terror, Border Walls, Mass Incarceration & Deportations


Contacts: Alejandra Ramos, Unión del Barrio (760) 270-6883

Laura Moreno, UNITE HERE Local 30 (562) 477-9998

Aimee Nava, Human Rights Council of Oceanside (760) 908-0265

Who: Unión del Barrio, Human Rights Council of Oceanside, MEChA de SDSU, MEChA de Mira Costa, MEChA de Palomar, MEChA de Cal State San Marcos, Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Bi-Nacionales, ANSWER Coalition, Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), San Diego Education Association, AFSC-San Diego, UNITE HERE Local 30, San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council, LCLAA- SD & Imperial County Chapter


When: MONDAY APRIL 30th, 2018 | 11am

Where: Chicano Park, 1981 Logan Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

County of San Diego, CA- There will be different rallies, forums, and walk-outs on May 1st in different parts of San Diego County to commemorate International Workers Day.

Organizations from throughout San Diego will unite to push back on the anti-worker climate currently facing both unionized and non-union workers. Organizations will fight back on the heightened immigration raids and political hostility that we have seen the past few months. Working people will discuss the impact of the separation of migrant families, the persecution of working people held in for-profit detention centers. We will work to expose those responsible for the hostile attacks, including the White Nationalist administration of Donald Trump and the local politicians who slander and attack, working people in throughout the County.

South County organizations will be rallying and then marching at Chicano Park to uplift labor fight to stop the so-called “Right to Work” laws currently in debate at the Supreme Court, Teachers fighting for a just contract, students walking out for lower tuition, migrant workers demanding an end to ICE raids.

We are working people who produce and create massive amounts of wealth in multiple sectors of the regional economy. As workers we believe that we must have the power to decide how our tax dollars are spent. We reject the useless and wasteful Border Wall, and the increased militarization of the police forces that terrorize our families, especially our youth. Instead we advocate for more resources for public education, universal healthcare, affordable housing, recreation spaces for our youth, and job opportunities, regardless of immigration status. As working people, we are determined to organize our communities to ensure the full enjoyment of our democratic, civil and human rights.

“As working mothers, we reject the current social and political reality that imposes uncertainty where we do not know if we will return to our children as we leave to work. Our future must be different and we will organize our neighbors, work colleagues, families and youth to build power to end the violent assault on our families”, said Alejandra Ramos of Unión del Barrio.

“As students of working class families, we will defend ourselves from Police-Migra terror in our community. We will fight against the privatization of public education and will demand a free, public and relevant Pre-K to college/university education so our generation has greater opportunity to develop to the full of our potential and not be profiled and criminalized into the for-profit prison industry,” said Aimee Nava of the Human Rights Council of Oceanside.

“Our community will fight against all forms and manifestation of hate, exclusion, and discrimination. We are determined to fight back the hostile environment perpetrated by White Nationalists that call themselves politicians. Our struggle is one for self-determination and liberation from the colonial laws that attempt to negate, restrict or otherwise attack our human dignity”, expressed Alejandra Ramos.