Press Conference Today Re: Arizona Problemo And May Day
On Tuesday, April 27 at 3pm in the State House Rotunda people affected by the economic crisis, the attacks on immigrants and workers’ rights across the board, and the dismantling of critical public services including education will gather to announce plans for May 1, a day recognized in the U.S. and throughout the world as a time to honor workers. Recently the day has been marked in the United States by immigrant rights marches, including the 2006 event that drew 30,000 people in Rhode Island and denounce the enactment of SB-1070 in Arizona, also known as the “Racial Persecution Law” because of the certain impact on harassment of people of color by law enforcement.
The May 1 event is being sponsored by a number of organizations, including Comité de Inmigrantes en Acción, Rhode Island Unemployed Council, Fuerza Laboral/Power of Workers, Save Our Schools, Olneyville Neighborhood Association, RI Jobs with Justice, DARE Direct Action for Rights and Equality, Brown Student Labor Alliance, American Friends Service Committee of SE New England, and Ocean State Action.
3pm, Tuesday, State House Rotunda, Smith Street, contact Libby Kimzey 463.5368/908.304.2573