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.
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.
SEIU Local 99
United Teachers Los Angeles
Scarlett De Leon
Director of Workplace Justice Campaigns
Maria Elena Durazo
VP of Immigration and Diversity, UNITE HERE
Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee
AFSCME District Council 36
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
Marta A. Segura
Southern California Engagement Director
Center for Biological Diversity
Los Angeles Alliance For a New Economy
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. firstname.lastname@example.org)