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Friday, May 1, 2009

May Day Rally and March in Salem Today

Salem, Ore-- Today at 11:00am, in commemoration of International Workers' Day, Immigrant and Labor Rights supporters will gather on the steps of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. The goal is to send a message to elected leaders calling on them to:

  • Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform NOW
  • Stop ICE raids and End the Detentions
  • Restore Drivers' License access to All Oregon Residents
  • Protect and Support Workers' Rights & Just Wages
  • Today's day of action includes a rally with speakers from the faith, immigrant rights, organized labor and business community, and the Oregon State Legislature. A unity march around Downtown Salem will follow. A full schedule can be found below.

    Date: Today Friday, May 1, 2009
    Oregon State Capitol
    900 Court St. NE
    Salem, Oregon 97309
    Time: 11:00 a.m.
    Sponsors: CAUSA, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN), Service Employees International, Rural Organizing Project, Voz Hispana Causa Chavista, and others

    • 11:30 a.m. Lorena Manzo, CAUSA Organizer
    • 11:35 a.m. Opening Prayer by Reverend McDougle from First Congregational Church - UCC in Salem and Fr. Luis Alva from St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Bend.
    • 11:45 a.m. Oracion del Campesino by Norma Sanchez, Organizer with LUS and JwJ
    • 11:50 a.m. State Representative Dave Hunt, Speaker of the House
    • 12:00 a.m. Linda Burgin, President, SEIU Local 503 and OPEUI
    • 12:15 p.m. Jeff Stone from the Oregon Association of Nurseries
    • 12: 25 p.m. Bill Perry from the Oregon Restaurant Association
    • 12:35 p.m. Ramon Ramirez, PCUN President
    • 1:00p.m Unity March

    For more information please call 503.269.5694 or visit



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