GROUPS TO DECLARE LOS ANGELES A SANCTUARY CITY, THOUSANDS TO MARCH
FOR FREEDOM AND LIBERATION THIS SATURDAY
TIM, Immigration, Event
Who: Union Del Barrio (UDB), California For Progress (CAFP), Brand New City Los Angeles (BNCLA),The Immigrant Magazine, Immigrant Youth Coalition (IYC), National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), Black Lives Matter Los Angeles (BLM LA), We March Party, AIM SoCal, March and Rally Los Angeles (MRLA), National Lawyers Guild (NLG), LA 4 Palestine, Association of Raza Educators, ANSWER Coalition, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Idle No More, Papalotl Brown Berets, Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSA), School of Americas Watch (SOA), Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), SoCal 350, La Original Hermandad Mexicana, Progressive Asian Network for Action (PANA), Climate Hawks Vote, International Action Center (IAC), RevLA, Code Pink, Eastside Greens, Homies Unidos, Workers World, Bernie Sanders Brigade (BSB), Long Beach 350, The Immigrant Defenders Law Center, California Nurses Association (CNA), Jews for Palestinian Right of Return (JFPROR), Radical Valkyries, Food & Water Watch, East Los Angeles Community Corporation (ELACC), Al-Awda: Palestinian Right of Return Coalition, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), South West Asian-North Afrikan Los Angeles (SWANA-LA), Labor for Standing Rock, Frente Indígena de Organizaciones Binacionales (FIOB)
What: FREE THE PEOPLE Immigration March–Sanctuary For All Rally with Directly Impacted Speakers Who will Share Their Stories
Where: Pershing Square to City Hall
When: 11am – Crowd gathers 11:30 – Pre-march rally at Pershing Square
12:15 – March from Pershing Square to LA City Hall
1:15pm – Main rally with scheduled speakers
LOS ANGELES, February 15, 2017–A diverse coalition of groups and community members will march and rally from Pershing Square to Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 11am-5pm. The Facebook event page for “Free the People Immigration March | Sanctuary for All” has already gathered nearly twenty thousand people who have responded to attend.
Background: Since Trump’s inauguration, our communities have been met with the exacerbation of raids, Muslim bans, hate crimes and criminalization. Trump has unleashed vicious attacks against indigenous, Black (im)migrants, refugee, Muslims, women, and LGBTQI+ communities and other oppressed communities. The groups in attendance will elevate the voices of the undocumented, Black, Brown, trans, queer, and Muslim communities who are leading the way in the resistance, declare that Los Angeles is a sanctuary city for all, and demand that the City take concrete steps to protect and promote the welfare of Angelenos.
Media Contacts (English and Spanish): Jonathan Perez firstname.lastname@example.org (323) 514-3370;
Julia Vazquez email@example.com , (213) 375-8529; David Abud (914) 517-0784, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please visit the Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/746378122198370/