26 April 2012
Contact: Marco Mejia email: email@example.com phone: 503.740.8035 and Jason
Sheckler email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 503.936.0113
Groups prepare for May Day action as kickoff to 'Spring Bloom': We will not be divided!
What: The annual May Day rally and march will offer a united front of all workers!
This year we are embracing the spirit of power and resistance to demand the rights
of immigrants to work and live freely, the right to a fair wage for a day's work, and
an end police-ICE [Immigration & Customs Enforcement] collaboration, among
other things. This May Day action will weave through downtown Portland targeting
those institutions that are in current labor struggles, deport family-members, and
refuse to access to basic needs.
When: May 1, 2012 Rally at 3:30, March at 4:30
Where: SW Park Blocks at SW Salmon St. and SW Park Ave.
Who: May Day is organized by the Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition and the
May Day Coalition, comprised of more than a dozen local groups, unions, and faith
Why: Marco Mejia, organizer with the May Day Coalition says: “All workers, no
matter the country that they live in, their age, education level, or the language they
speak should be able to make enough money to put a roof over their family's head
and put food on the table. May Day is a celebration around the world for all workers,
paid and unpaid, employed and unemployed, high-wage and low-wage: we are
united. May Day is a taste of what is to come this year.”
April 26th, Press Conference
Spanish language May Day commerical