Today thousands of folks around the world are participating in May Day demonstrations to call for greater protections for workers. In the U.S specifically, “A Day Without Immigrants” has taken front stage to highlight the contributions and power of immigrants. Today, folks across the country have taken to the streets and engaged in a nationwide strike, powered by the communities that have been fiercely attacked by the current administration: people of color, immigrants, and low wage workers.
Here at YP4, days like these ground us in the work that we do. As a network actively engaging in resisting against the attacks to our individual communities, this day reminds us that when faced with injustice, we must band together in unity. Today will be the largest workers’ strike in decades and it sends a clear message – we will continue to fight for the rights of our communities. We will continue to fight to protect immigrant workers, and we will show up as a united front.