Leaders representing local businesses, labor and immigrant rights groups gathered in front of the White House yesterday morning to announce May Day plans for the largest mobilization of immigrants and supporters since the Trump election, calling for an end to the Trump administration mass deportation strategy. Channeling momentum from recent “day without an immigrant” events, thousands of diverse groups of supporters are expected to hold events in cities nationwide while local groups march to the White House. On May 1 – celebrated internationally as a labor holiday -- many local businesses will close their doors and join a broad coalition of labor, community and religious allies for a rally and march to Lafayette Park in front of the White House. “Trump has awoken a sleeping giant that will be at his doorstep on May 1st to let him know that we will not tolerate his bigotry and un-American agenda,” said 32BJ SEIU Vice President -- and Metro Washington Council board member -- Jaime Contreras.
DC LABORFest 2021