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Friday, April 26, 2013

Thousands to Gather in Salem for Annual May Day March and Rally on May 1st

Salem, Ore. – On Wednesday, May 1st, families, students, members of the LGBT, labor, faith, education, business and immigrant communities, allies and others from around the state will gather at the Oregon State Capitol for a rally and march with community leaders and elected officials. With the nation focused on the need for fair and humane comprehensive immigration reform and an end to the separation of families, thousands are expected.

May Day 2013: Immigrant Spring March & Rally for ONE Oregon
A Celebration of Working Families, regardless of immigration status
May 1, 2013
Rally: 11 a.m. | March: 12 noon
Oregon State Capitol 
Salem, Oregon

Issues of focus include:
• Humane Immigration Reform with legalization and a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States
• End Deportations and Keep Families Together 
• Passage of SB833 – Oregon’s Bipartisan Safe Roads Bill
• Jobs with living wages for ALL Oregon residents
• Educational opportunities from pre-k to college for ALL Oregon residents
• Access to health care services for ALL Oregon residents

Sponsors: Causa Oregon, PCUN Farmworkers Union, Oregon School Employees Association (OSEA), Pacific Northwest Regional Association of Carpenters, Oregon AFL-CIO, Farmworker Housing Development Corporation (FHDC), Latinos Unidos Siempre (LUS), Mano a Mano Family Center, Mujeres Luchadoras Progresistas, Oregon Farmworker Ministry, Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality and Voz Hispana Causa Chavista, SEIU Local 503, Willamette University Causa Chapter, Keeping Families Together and others


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