Less than One Week Before Trump Inauguration, Los Angeles Rallies to Protect Immigrants and Refugees from Mass Deportation and Hate
Following in the spirit of Dr. King’s legacy, more than 50 #HereToStay concurrent actions to take place nationwide on Jan 14.
Los Angeles – Less than one week before Donald Trump’s inauguration, Los Angeles community members, including nearly 200 nursing home and home care workers, will rally against criminalization, mass deportations, and hatred of immigrants on Saturday, January 14, 2017. As the nation prepares to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, immigration reform advocates, allies, artists, union and non-union workers, immigrant families and youth, and recent first-time voters, will declare they stand together to defend their dreams and oppose anti-immigrant policies by the incoming Administration.
President-elect Trump has already announced that some of his Administration’s first acts of hatred will be to lash out against immigrants and Muslims, deporting millions of immigrants, ripping millions of families apart.
Refusing to allow millions of immigrants, refugees and their families and friends to be driven into fear and silence, Los Angeles joins more than 50 cities to declare their intent to stand in the way of such acts of hatred. They will share their vision for a more inclusive California that honors diversity and defends constitutional, civil, labor, immigration, healthcare and environmental rights.
The Los Angeles rally will feature a special performance by Korean Drummers, Pilipino tunes by the Pilipino Workers Center, and vallenato and the cumbia musicians, Very Be Careful, in addition to poetry and performance artists. The rally will be followed by a strategic gathering of young immigrants, including young voters, to meet, plan, and discuss their futures as ambassadors to their immigrant families.
Rally and musical/poetry performances to protect the dream of justice and equality for all and stand up against mass deportations and hatred of immigrants and immigrant families.
Saturday, January 14, 2016
11 am – 1 pm: Rally and musical / poetry performances
2 pm – 6 pm: Youth strategy gathering (open to press first 30 minutes)
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 North Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change
Ada Briceño, UNITE HERE
Laphonza Butler, SEIU California and Local 2015
David Huerta, SEIU USWW
Rusty Hicks, LA County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO
Arlene Inouye, UTLA
Yamillex Rustrian, Children Over Politics
Angelica Salas, CHIRLA
Tom Steyer, NextGen Climate
Betty Yee, California State Controller
Performances by: Very Be Careful, Korean Drummer, and Pilipino Singers
The rally is hosted by: African Coalition, Black Immigrant Network (BIN), Bend the Arc, California Dream Network (CDN), Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), Center for Community Change (CCC), Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), FWD.us, Korean Resource Center (KRC), Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, NextGen California, SEIU California, SEIU 721, SEIU 2015, SEIU UHW, SEIU USWW, UCLA Dream Center, UNITE HERE, and UTLA.
For a complete list of events nationwide visit www.WeAreHereToStay.org/January14.
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