May Day has long been a national day of celebration for workers’ and immigrants’ rights. But May Day 2013 was more important than usual. With the best chance at passing comprehensive immigration reform through Congress in decades, groups across the country joined in a major day of action for reform.
CAUSE’s grassroots base now stretches over 100 miles along the Central Coast, with chapters in immigrant communities throughout the region. On May Day, CAUSE and our partners organized three simultaneous rallies in Oxnard, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria so that as many of our community members as possible could participate in this historic moment.
Over 500 people marched for immigrants’ rights across the Central Coast on May 1st, calling on Congress to create a roadmap to citizenship for the 110,000 undocumented immigrants in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties who aspire to become citizens.
Many thanks to all of our coalition partners who helped organize the rallies:
Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE-VC, CLUE-SB)
Future Leaders of America
La Casa de La Raza
La Hermandad Mexicana
Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project
North County Coalition
SEIU- United Long Term Care Workers
United Domestic Workers (AFSCME)
United Farm Workers
Ventura County Bus Riders Union
See some of the media coverage below: