Endorsing Organizations for the 2014 May Day March

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NROC/Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA)

SEIU 6

SEIU Healthcare 775NW

SEIU WA State Council

Aerospace Machinists Lodge 751

Social Justice Fund NW

PUSO

Coalition of Anti-Racist Whites

Socialist Workers Party

AFT Local 1789

Community Alliance for Global Justice

El Centro de la Raza

BAYAN USA Pacific Northwest

Casa Latina

Teamsters Local 117

UNITE HERE Local 8

American Friends Service Committee

Washington New Sanctuary Movement

St. Mary’s Church

Washington State Labor Council

WFSE 304

UAW Local 4121

Martin Luther King County Labor Council

One America

AFT Local 1789

Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action

Seattle Youth Coalition – Anakbayan, Seattle Young People’s Project, API Chaya, Youth Speaks, MEChA de UW, Youth Undoing Institutionalized Racism (YUIR), Poets with a Purpose, Revolutionary Minds

Entre Hermanos

Solid Ground

Eat for Equity

15 Now!

Seattle ILWU Pensioners Club

Working Washington

Ce Atl Tonalli

Seattle NOW

Laborers Local 242

Laborers Local 440

Faith Action Network

 Got Green

SEIU Local 49

SEIU Local 925

SEIU Healthcare 1199NW

SEIU 1948 Public School Employees of WA

LELO

ACLU of Washington

OPEIU Local 8

Orgullo P’urhepecha

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Miles tomaran las calles de Seattle para la Decimocuarta Marcha-Manifestación Anual por los Derechos de los Inmigrantes y Trabajadores

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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

Para publicación inmediata: Lunes, 21 de Abril 2014

Contacto: El Comité y La Coalición de Acción Primero de Mayo,206.650.2106 | 206.696.1348, em:  info@elcomitewa.org, Twitter Tag: #May1stSea

Miles tomaran las calles de Seattle para la Decimocuarta Marcha-Manifestación Anual por los Derechos de los Inmigrantes y Trabajadores, el primero de mayo del 2014.

SEATTLE – En espera que miles de manifestantes tomen las calles de Seattle este Jueves 1º  de Mayo, para la Decimocuarta Marcha en Manifestación por los Derechos de los Inmigrantes y Trabajadores entre otros. Con el espíritu de unidad y solidaridad en las comunidades de todo el país migrante y trabajadora.

Los organizadores en Seattle se centrarán en un tema universal: La Unidad con todos los trabajadores, sin distinción de raza, clase social, género, afiliación religiosa, identidad sexual, habilidad o estatus migratorio.

Detalles del evento e información:

¿Qué? La Decimocuarta Marcha Manifestación Anual por los Derechos de los Inmigrantes y Trabajadores, Primero de Mayo 2014

¿Quiénes? Miles de trabajadores y partidarios pro de los derechos del inmigrante.
Vamos a escuchar los testimonios de miembros de la comunidad, acompañados por                  los aliados de la comunidad sindical, justicia social así como de las comunidades de Fe.

¿Cuándo? La marcha comenzará del punto de inicio a las 3:00 p.m. el Jueves, 1 de mayo del 2014.

¿Dónde? La Marcha comenzará en la Iglesia Sta. María (611 20th AVE, Seattle, WA 98144) y concluirá con una manifestación en el Parque Westlake (401 Pine ST).

Referencia:
El tema de la marcha del 2014 se centrará en la búsqueda de la justicia para todos los trabajadores, dentro de un esquema basado por la comunidad para el diálogo sobre los derechos de los trabajadores e inmigrantes, con funcionarios políticos bipartidistas, por la inacción y negligencia que han sido estos cómplices en el uso de tácticas duras en la aplicación de la ley como;
* Las redadas coordinadas entre las diferentes agencias del gobierno,
* El perfil racial de los inmigrantes y el uso discriminatorio de programas de verificación de empleo.
* La reciente propuesta de ley que ha sido aprobada en el Senado (S.B. 744) son un ejemplo de implementar aún más la de mano dura, ignorando los derechos humanos y civiles universales e internacionales que ellos tienen.

Como comunidad, estamos exigiendo una orden ejecutiva que cese toda deportación de detenidos no-violentos y que conceda una expansión de la acción diferida para todos los miembros de la comunidad indocumentada, mientras se trabaja en una reforma migratoria adecuada que respete las garantías de los inmigrantes.

Continuaremos organizando al nivel de base comunitaria para asegurarnos que nuestras familias no sean separadas más de manera forzada, y  asegurarnos que nuestras comunidades tengan la oportunidad de vivir, de trabajar sin temor de la privación de los derechos humanos básicos.

EDUCAR, ORGANIZAR, MOBILIZAR
EL COMITE

●       Para información adicional, por favor contáctese con: El Comité y La Coalición de Acción Primero de Mayo, 206.650.2106 | 206.696.1348, em:  info@elcomitewa.org, Twitter Tag: #May1stSea

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Thousands expected for 14th Annual May Day March for Immigrant and Workers Rights.

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MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 

Contact: El Comité and the May 1st Action Coalition,

ph: 206.650.2106 and 206.696.1348, em:  info@elcomitewa.org, Twitter Tag: #May1stSea.

 

 

Thousands expected to take to the streets of Seattle for 14th Annual May Day March for Immigrant and Workers Rights.

 

 

SEATTLE – Thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the streets of Seattle on Thursday, May 1, 2014 for the 14th Annual May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights. In the spirit of unity and solidarity with communities across the country, organizers in Seattle will focus on a universal theme: standing together with all workers regardless of race, class, gender, religious affiliation, sexual identity, ability, and documented status. Event details are as follows:

 

What: 14th Annual May Day March and Rally for Workers and Immigrant Rights

Who: Thousands of workers and immigrant rights supporters. We’ll hear testimonials from community members, and will be joined by allies from the labor, social justice, and faith based communities.

When: Thursday May 1st, 2014. The march will depart from the starting point at 3:00 p.m.

Where: The march will begin at St. Mary’s Church (611 20th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98144) and will end with a rally at Westlake Park.

 

Background

The theme of the 2014 march will center on justice for all workers and a community-based framework for dialogue on Workers and Immigrants Rights. Politicians of both stripes, through inaction and neglect, have been complicit in the use of enforcement-heavy tactics such as dragnet raids, racial profiling of immigrants, and the use of discriminatory employee verification programs. Recent legislation introduced (e.g. SB 744) has only attempted to further codify enforcement-first policies, while leaving humanitarian concerns discarded by the wayside.  As a community, we are demanding an executive order to cease all deportation of non-violent detainees, and grant an expansion of deferred action to all community members, while adequate legislation is pending. We will continue to organize at the grassroots level to ensure that families are not forcibly separated and to ensure that our communities are able to live and work without fear and deprivation of basic human rights.

 

 

EDUCATE, ORGANIZE, MOBILIZE.

 

 

For more information, contact the following: El Comité and the May 1st Action Coalition, ph:206.650.2106 and 206.696.1348, em:  info@elcomitewa.org, Twitter Tag: #May1stSea.

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Marcha en Solidaridad con La Huelga de Hambre/March in Solidarity with the Hunger Strike.

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Marcha en Solidaridad con La Huelga de Hambre/March in Solidarity with the Hunger Strike.

Sábado 5 de Abril a las 12-pm/Saturday April 5th at 12-pm.

1201 Pacific Ave, Tacoma WA 98402 (enfrente de Wells Fargo-Bank)

 

El Comité convoca a sus aliados y a la comunidad en  general a una Marcha en solidaridad con los Immigrantes detenidos en Huelga de Hambre. Comenzaremos La Marcha en 1201 Pacific Ave, Tacoma WA 98402 (enfrente de Wells Fargo Bank) y Marcharemos hasta El Centro de Detención de Inmigración (1623 E J St, Tacoma, WA 98421)

El Comité invites its allies and the greater community to march in solidarity with arrested immigrants that are currently Hunger Striking. The march will begin at 1201 Pacific Ave, Tacoma WA 98402 (across from Wells Fargo Bank) and will end at The Immigration Detention Center (1623 EJ St, Tacoma, WA 98421).

 

¡NO ESTÁN SOLOS!

 

PRESS RELEASE: El Comite and Allies from the Seattle Community to hold a Press Conference on Thursday March 27, 2014.

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MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 24, 2014

Contact: El Comité, ph. 206.650.2106, em: info@elcomitewa.org.

El Comité and Allies from the Seattle Community will hold a Press Conference to address the surpassing of 2 Million Deportees under the Obama Administration.

SEATTLE – El Comité and Allies from the Seattle Community will hold a joint press conference on Thursday, March 27th, 2014, to address concerns over the recent eclipse of over 2 Million Deportees under the Obama Administration. As congress continues to drag its feet on the matter of a humane immigration reform, communities across the country continue bear the brunt of their inaction as families are separated and community members live in fear. Event details:

What: Press Conference to address the surpassing of 2 Million Deportees under the Obama Administration.

Who: El Comité and Allies from the Seattle Community

Eddie Rye, Urban Forum Northwest Radio Program (emcee)
Father Tony Haycock, St. Mary’s Church (welcome)
Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Braxton
Estela Ortega, El Centro de La Raza
Dr. Sheley Secrest, NAACP
Diakonda Gurning, Indonesian Lutheran Fellowship
Sandy Restrepo, Colectiva Legal del Pueblo
Michael Ramos, Church Council of Greater Seattle
Representative from El Comité.

When: Thursday March 27th, 2014. Press Conference will begin at 10:00 a.m., and will end at 12:00 p.m.

Where: Fr. Tony Haycock Parish Center (2021 South Weller Street, Seattle, WA 98144).

Background
Under the current administration, up to 390,000 undocumented immigrants are deported each year. As of last week, the administration has attained the dubious distinction of having deported over 2 Million Immigrants. This is not the progress we envisioned when we sought to defeat xenophobic congressional legislation eight years ago. The administration is on par with the notorious Mexican Repatriation Program of the 1930s, and has now surpassed “Operation Wetback” of the 1950s in numbers of immigrants deported. The recent hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma is one of many actions that call for immediate action to remedy this matter, as inactivity continues taking a toll on our communities. As we have done for over a decade, we will continue to organize to ensure that all are able to live, work, and have the opportunity to normalize their documented status, without fear and deprivation of basic human rights.

EDUCATE, ORGANIZE, MOBILIZE.

For more information, contact the following: El Comité, ph. 206.650.2106, em: info@elcomitewa.org

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Save the Date: May 1st 2014/Guarde el Dia: 1o de Mayo 2014

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