MAY DAY RALLY AND MARCH: Raise your voices for protection and improved status for nonresidents!

April 30, 2009

Leaders and members from the Human Dignity Movement, United Workers Movement, Coalition of United Workers, Dekada, United Filipino Organization, FILCOWA, and the Chinese, Bangladeshi, and Korean communities have united to support the MAY DAY RALLY AND MARCH.

The rally will take place at 6:00 pm Friday, May 1st at the Fishing Base across from the Kristo Rai Church. It will be followed by a march to the American Memorial Park. Worker leaders, community members and officials will be addressing the crowd at the rally.

By holding the rally on May Day, the guest workers, IRs, and their supporters will be as one with millions of people across the globe who will rally on May 1st for political and social justice. Their voices will be heard in Washington, DC ahead of the May 19th House Hearing. Their letters will be submitted as testimony with my written testimony. (Please write a letter if you haven't submitted one already. See this post for information on the letter writing campaign)

The objective of the rally and march is to call attention to the need for protection for non-residents during the transition period, and the need for a pathway for permanent status. Families must not be divided. Our U.S. citizen children must be protected. CNMI permanent residents need U.S. status. FSM IRs require protection. Long-term workers should be given a pathway to citizenship.

For more information on the rally and march please contact Rene, Itos, Ronnie, Rabby, Boni, Conrad, Khondaker, or Zhai.

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” -Elie Wiesel