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May 01, 2017

Marching and Standing with our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters on May Day


May 1, 2017


Marching and Standing with our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters on May Day



CHICAGO – The Rainbow PUSH Coalition stands firmly with our immigrant brothers and sisters on this May Day and we are proud to live and work in a sanctuary city. 

The origins of this day of struggle, defiance and hope stretch back more than 100 years. Historically, May Day was organized to resist the oppressive conditions and long hours that workers – legions of them immigrants – endured, conditions that left many badly injured and too often dead.

We have never lost a battle that we fought and have never won a battle unless we fought. That is what this day and this march is about – fighting for justice for all.

These are perilous times in which we live. Everything we’ve fought for the last 50 years is under attack.

But the good news is the resistance to the regressive politics and policies of the Trump era – mass deportations, banning Muslims, weakening environmental laws, voter suppression schemes, obscene increases in the military budget, building walls and not bridges – continues to grow around the country and the world.

Politicians and industry have worked hard to globalize capital. We the people must work even harder to globalize human rights, worker’s rights, immigrant’s rights, children’s rights, gender equality and protecting the planet from profiteers and polluters. 

So, we will march today and every day until “justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”


 Keep hope alive.



Media Contacts: Don Terry

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