Since 2005, people’s organizations have been organizing at Union Square for all workers. May Day, or International Workers Day, is a day of great significance to the workers and the oppressed masses across the world.
Our main call this year is SHUT IT DOWN! Strike to Defend Migrants, Refugees, and All Workers! We have seen an attack on our people from President Trump’s Executive Orders to ban Muslims and refugees. There have already been over 1,000 civilian deaths in March 2017 by U.S. military airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, an increase of 5,000 Border Patrol officers and 10,000 ICE agents, and a proposed addition of $54 Billion USD to the national military budget. We cannot allow this to continue.
The organizations that are putting together May Day @ Union Square 2017 are not only resisting Trump but holding the whole corrupt system accountable. We are groups coming together representing Black, Brown, People of Color, Trans, LGBTQGNC, Migrant, Muslim, People with Criminal Convictions, and Indigenous communities who are uniting to defend our people!
We would like to enlist your support for this call to show the people on May 1st, 2017that New York City has had enough. We are going to show the world that the people are ready for a mass movement that will lead to revolutionary change.
Would you like to volunteer for May Day at Union Square?
Here are some key dates coming up:
Saturday, April 29, 2017: Prod Work Session
12 to 6 PM at Solidarity Center (147 W 24th St, 2nd floor)
Sunday, April 30, 2017: Security Briefing + Training
***ALL MARSHALS, EMCEES, VOLUNTEERS REQUESTED TO ATTEND***
3 PM at Solidarity Center (147 W 24th St, 2nd floor)
We are still recruiting for volunteers. We are asking convening organizations to offer at least 2 security marshals/volunteers – Google form!
SECURITY MARSHALS – NEED 50 PEOPLE
SET UP & CLEAN UP VOLUNTEERS
Finally, there is a YouCaring fundraiser to fundraise for May Day! As grassroots groups, we need to collectively pitch in to make May Day happen! Recommended donation from convening organizations is $30 to $50 dollars!
MAY DAY WHERE? UNION SQUARE!
ICE-Free NYC is an endorser of the May Day rally at Union Square 2017.