LOS ANGELES MARCHES TODAY, MAY 1

RESISTANCE WATCH

SPECIAL--The May Day Coalition of Los Angeles, a network of more than 100 organizations, holds one of the nation's largest May 1 marches in resistance, unity, and defiance of efforts by the current Administration to curtail, weaken, or take away basic rights and freedoms for most Americans, with the exception of the 1% at the top. 

The May 1 march begins at 11 am at MacArthur Park located in the Pico/Union-Westlake district just west of Downtown Los Angeles. A rally kicks things off before marching begins at 12 noon, moving east on Wilshire Blvd. towards downtown Los Angeles. The march concludes with a massive rally in front of Los Angeles City Hall on Grand Park. 

To access Media-Designated Areas at MacArthur Park and Grand Park, members of the press will be required to wear OFFICIAL PRESS BADGES. No exceptions. 

Media Truck suggested parking--

At MacArthur Park: S. Park View St. between 6th and 7th St.

At Grand park: W. Temple St, between N. Hill and N. Main St. 

WHAT: "Resist Los Angeles" march and rally on May 1, 2017, International Workers Day. Largest concentration of marchers to date downtown Los Angeles expected.

WHEN: Today, May 1, 2017, starting at 11 a.m. through 3 p.m.

WHERE: Locations vary.

Start location: 11 a.m., MacArthur Park, Wilshire Blvd. and S. Alvarado St.

Rally: 11 a.m. - 12 noon, MacArthur Park

Marching begins: 12 noon, East on Wilshire to S. Grand Ave., then 6th street to Hill St. heading north all the way to Grand Park/City Hall. 

Merge march/stop at Pershing Square with Women's March LA: 1 p.m.

End location: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., LA City Hall west, front of Grand Park

See entire route here: http://weresist.la/ 

WHO: Scheduled speakers include (partial list): Kelly Calabrellos, Tongva Tribe Elder; Angelica Salas, CHIRLA Executive Director; David Huerta, President SEIU-USWW; Alex Caputo Pearl, UTLA President; Maria Elena Durazo, UNITE HERE; Alexandra Suh, KIWA executive director; Rusty Hicks, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO; Laphonza Butler, SEIU 2015; Claudia Estrada, Planned Parenthood; Rev. Meschellia Johnson, California NOW; Tom Steyer, NextGen; Hector Villagra, ACLU SoCal; Kevin De Leon, Senate Pro Tem; LA County Supervisors Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl; LA City Mayor Eric Garcetti; Pastor Lewis Logan, Rev. Walter Contreras, Rabbi Jonathan Klein, Bamby Salcedo, transgender rights advocate; and performances by Jornaleros Del Norte, Very Be Careful, and Inner City Dwellers.

Members of the May Day Coalition of Los Angeles, include:  9to5 Los Angeles, ACLU of Southern CA, ACT-LA, AF3IRM, AFSCME District Council 36, AFT 1521, African Coalition, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), All Saints Church - Pasadena, American Federation of Musicians Local 47, American Federation of Teachers (AFT), ANGELENOS FOR TOMORROW, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, Black and Brown Clergy Community Coalition, Black Lives Matter-Los Angeles, C.I.C.L.E., CA Nurses Association, California Dream Network, California Faculty Association, California Immigrant Policy Center, California NOW, Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Community Change, Central American Resource Center (CARECEN-LA), Church Without Walls, Clinica Mrs. Oscar A. Romero, Coalition for Economic Survival, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), Church Without Walls, CLEAN Carwash Campaign, CLUE-LA, COFECA, Coalition for Community Control Over the Police, Comite Fuerza y Unidad Morena  Los Angeles, Communist Party USA, Community Coalition, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles Area (CAIR-LA), Creating Justice LA, CWA LOCAL 9588, Democratic Socialists of America - Los Angeles, East LA Community Corporation, Equality California, Esperanza Community Housing Corporation, Fight For 15 LA, Food & Water Watch, Fundación Ilobasco, Global Women's Strike/Los Angeles, Hip-Hop Congress, Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles, IATSE Union, IBEW Local 45, Inquilinos Unidos (United Tenants), Instituto de Educación Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA), International Rescue Committee in Los Angeles, JUUstice LA, KIWA, Korean Resource Center, LA Forward, Labor 411, La Voice, LA-Más, LAANE, Lambda Legal, Latino Equality Alliance, LIUNA Laborers Local 300, Los Angeles Black Worker Center, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, Los Angeles LGBT Center, Los Angeles Worker Center Network, March and Rally Los Angeles, Mesa Comunitaria Guatemalteca, Miguel Contreras Foundation, Monkey Wrench Brigade, Morena Los Angeles Fuerza y Unidad, Multicultural Communities for Mobility, NALC 24, NextGen Climate, Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California, Promesa Boyle Heights, Red Migrante Guatemalteca, Refuse Fascism LA, Restaurant Opportunities Center of Los Angeles, Roofers Local 36, SAJE, Salvadoran American National Association (SANA), Strategic Concepts in Organizing Policy Education (SCOPE), SEIU 121 RN Nurses Alliance, SEIU 2015, SEIU Local 721, SEIU Local 99, SEIU USWW, Southeast Asian Community Alliance (SEACA), St John's Well Child & Family Center, Stonewall Democratic Club, T.R.U.S.T. South LA, Teamsters 630, Teamsters JC42, Teamsters Local 2010, Teamsters Local 396, Teamsters Local 399, Teamsters Local 630, Teamsters Local 896, Thai Community Development Center, T.R.U.S.T. South LA, UAW 2865, UCLA Labor Center, UFCW Local 770, UFW Foundation, UNITE HERE Local 11, United Farm Workers, United Teachers Los Angeles, UPLIFT, USW Local 675, Venice Family Clinic, Warehouse Worker Resource Center, Women in Media, Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike, Women's March LA., Writer's  Guild of America, West.

-CW

 

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