May Day 2015 in Boyle Heights

May Day 2015 in Boyle Heights

May Day 2015 in Boyle Heights



Undocumented Youth and Parents Speak Out on Dream Delayed, Call for May Day 2015 March and Rally in Boyle Heights

Assemble at First and Soto Sts. at 4 PM

Local undocumented youth and parents will speak out to condemn the Republican governors for delaying DACA/DAPA and announce plans to march on May Day in Boyle Heights. Thousands of families have had their dreams delayed due to the Republican lawsuit. Residents of Boyle Heights and local groups are organizing a march and rally this May 1, 2015 to support DACA/DAPA, deferred action for youth and their parents; and condemn the Republicans.

Marchers will assemble at Soto and First Streets at 4:00 PM and march to Mariachi Plaza at First Street and Boyle Avenue. Boyle Heights has a high number of undocumented families and a long history of protesting unjust immigration laws. The demands are Legalization for All, Deferred Action for all the Families and Equality.  The march and rally will have speakers: Arlene Inouye, UTLA Treasurer; Lupe Torres, local teacher and civil rights activists; Maria Ocampo, Dream Team LA and Boyle Heights resident; Students from Garfield and Roosevelt High School, Union de Vecinos, and Resistencia Mexicana.   The rally will also be followed with a concert to promote solidarity and Black and Brown unity. Feature singers and bands: Mellow Man Ace, Quinto Sol, Aztlan Underground and others. Food and vending will be provided by the Boyle Heights Farmers Market, who is co-sponsoring this event.

Participants and supporters include: United Teachers LA, Dream Team LA, Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council, Boyle Heights Farmers Market, Centro CSO, Garfield HS MEChA, Roosevelt HS MEChA, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Dolores Mission Church, Legalization for All Network, The Nxt Step, Fight Back News, Corazon Del Pueblo, Union de Vecinos, International Association of Machinists Local 311, The Bridge Program at Antioch University Los Angeles, Phillips & Urias LLP, Super Luisitos Tortas, and Al & Beas Restaurant.

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