May Day – International Worker's Day
Join us and our friends at El Centro De Igualdad Y Derechos to help us celebrate May Day!
Every day millions of people wake up before the sun and get ready for a full day of work – sometimes backbreaking work. Many of these people are immigrants; they are new aspiring Americans and every day they contribute to our economy and community. Many of these people are the unsung heroes who keep our country going. They build the houses we live in, they own the neighborhood meat market we shop in, they take care of our children, and they ensure the food we buy is at the market when we need it.
Today – and every May 1st – we honor them by celebrating International Worker’s Day, or May Day as it’s often called.
We are honored to join El Centro De Igualdad Y Derechos, and many other community organizations, at this year’s May Day Rally where our community will be coming together to honor all workers – but to also call attention to the need for comprehensive immigration reform.
Last year, May Day came on the heels of the U.S. Senate’s passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Unfortunately, conservatives in the House of Representatives cannot get past party politics and they refuse to bring the House’s companion comprehensive immigration reform bill to a full vote.
The inaction by conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives has had a horrific effect on our country. Just this spring, reports of the two millionth deportation came to light. That is truly two million too many. Too many families have been separated and torn apart. Our community is coming together today to say: “Enough is enough. We need comprehensive immigration reform now.”
We hope that you will join us today at 5:30 pm at the South Valley Gateway Park on Bridge and Isleta for the annual May Day Rally.