LA Leaders, Diverse Coalition Prep for Major May Day Mobilization

RESISTANCE WATCH

RESISTANCE WATCH--Planning and coordination for the May 1st march and rally, "Resist Los Angeles," is full steam ahead as more than 60 organizations have joined the May Day Coalition of Los Angeles making it the most diverse since 2006. The Coalition meets every other Tuesday.

 

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The May Day Coalition seeks to engage at least 100,000 persons in an act of resistance to the threats facing our democracy, civil institutions, and individual and collective rights, and to denounce the lack of compassion towards families and the most vulnerable in our society.  

The march starts at MacArthur Park, west of Downtown Los Angeles, at 11 a.m. and concludes in front of City Hall with a rally. 

The following leaders representing May Day Coalition of Los Angeles members are available now to speak to press about why their respective organizations are calling for a national day of action on May 1st.  

Max Arias

Executive Director

SEIU Local 99          

 

Alex Caputo-Pearl

President

United Teachers Los Angeles

 

Scarlett De Leon

Director of Workplace Justice Campaigns

KIWA

 

Maria Elena Durazo

VP of Immigration and Diversity, UNITE HERE                                              

Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee

 

Alice Goff

President

AFSCME District Council 36

 

Rusty Hicks                                                                  

Executive Secretary-Treasurer

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

 

Jessica Jinn

Communications Manager

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles

 

Maegan Ortiz

Executive Director

IDEPSCA

 

Angelica Salas

Executive Director

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)  

 

Marta A. Segura

Southern California Engagement Director

Center for Biological Diversity

 

Roxana Tynan

Executive Director

Los Angeles Alliance For a New Economy                    

 

Mayra Vega

Community Organizer

SCOPE

 

Martin Zogg

Executive Director

International Rescue Committee in Los Angeles    

 

For a full list of sponsoring organizations, updated weekly, visit: http://weresist.la/may-day-coalition/ 

 

(Gabriella Landeros, LA Fed, is contact for this briefing. gabriella@thelafed.org

-cw

 

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