New Nationwide Coalition “The Majority” Unites Black Liberation, Immigrant, Women’s, and Worker Movements to Resist Trump Beyond the First 100 Days
WASHINGTON—On Monday, May 1st, a newly formed coalition of more than 50 social and racial justice organizations across the country will lead May Day actions nationwide to put forth a true, collective vision of economic justice and worker justice. The actions, led by “The Majority,” will push a vision for justice that centers Black people, women, LGBTQIA people, immigrants and undocumented people and those that live at the intersections of multiple identities.
This year’s May Day also marks President Donald Trump’s 101st day in office. The Majority intends to use May Day actions to call attention to Trump’s empty job creation promises, pro-corporation and anti-worker stances and to expand and strengthen the fight for justice, freedom and the right for all people to live fully, with dignity and respect.
What: Nationwide May Day actions demanding justice for Black and brown communities bringing together diverse and overlapping communities under attack by the Trump Administration—from Black immigrants and non-immigrants, to workers, trans people and more.
Who: Hosted by “The Majority,” a coalition convened by the Movement for Black Lives and created and actualized by national and local organizations, as well as alliances that are inclusive of membership-based organizations. Hundreds of organizers from 50 different social and racial justice groups nationwide will join the events.
When: Monday, May, 1, 2017, times vary by event.
Where: Actions will be held across the country, including:
- DC on STRIKE | DC en HUELGA, Washington, D.C.
- Freedom Cities NYC : Immigrant Worker Justice Tour and STRIKE and SHUT IT DOWN! Strike to Defend Migrants, Refugees, and All Workers!, New York, NY
- May Day Detroit, Detroit, MI
- RESIST.REIMAGINE.REBUILD.COALITION FOR MAY DAY, Chicago, IL
- Resist Rally Demand for District Attorney To Resign, Memphis, TN
- Oakland May Day: March & Strike for Immigrant and Worker Rights, Oakland, CA
- Un Dia Sin Immigrant, “Day without an immigrant,” Philadelphia, PA
- May Day Resistance March, Los Angeles, CA
- MayDayAtl 2017, Atlanta, GA
- May Day March for Immigrant & Worker Rights, Lynn, Massachusetts, FMI: info@LynnUnited.org
- May Day March and Rally, Providence, RI
For a full list of actions, please visit: www.beyondthemoment.org/may-day/
The actions are a part of Beyond the Moment: Uniting Movements from April 4th to May Day. In this month of action, organizers are collaborating under a shared understanding that the harm and marginalization which communities of color disproportionately experience are rooted in anti-Blackness, capitalism and militarism.
Beyond the Moment, which launched on April 4, 2017, led mass political education throughout the month as a means of connecting the current political moment and current solidarity work, with that of times past, namely the intersectional work of the Civil Rights Movement. The Majority’s May Day actions will serve asa starting point for agitation in the days, weeks and years ahead. The actions will also underscore the interconnected nature of oppression facing people of color and that the fight against such systemic structures must be interconnected as well.
About Beyond the Moment: Launched in April, Beyond The Moment is spearheaded by The Movement For Black Lives and actualized by The Majority, a coalition of over 50 national social and racial justice groups uniting to rise beyond the current political moment and dismantle structures of oppression rooted in anti-Blackness, materialism and militarism.
The Majority coalition includes national and local organizations, as well as alliances that are inclusive of membership-based organizations. This means that to date, thousands of people across the country are working together across issue areas: 350.org, Advancement Project, Alliance for Educational Justice, Autonomous Tenants Union, Black & Brown Workers Collective (Philly), Black Lives Matter Global Network, Black Women’s’ Roundtable, BlackOut Collective, BLOC (Charlotte), BYP 100, Causa Justa :: Just Cause, Climate Justice Alliance, Color of Change, Community to Community Development, Cooperation Jackson, Ella Baker Center, Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, Fight for 15, Freedom Inc., Grassroots Global Justice, Highlander Center for Research & Education, It Take Roots, Mijente, MPower Change, National Domestic Workers Alliance, New Economy Coalition, Philly REAL Coalition, Philly Student Union, Recover The World, R3Coalition, Right to the City, sankofa.org, SolidarityIs, St. Louis Action Council, United We Dream, and Women’s March. Beyond the Moment: Uniting Movements from April 4th to May Day is the first campaign created by The Majority.
[From a News Release]