May Day Solidarity March set for Milwaukee


Equality Wisconsin is encouraging its supporters to join in the May Day Solidarity March set for April 29.

The march steps off at 12:30 p.m. outside Voces De La Frontera at Fifth Street and Washington in Milwaukee. Marchers will go to Veteran’s Park for a rally that includes keynote speeches by U.S. Reps. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, and Luis Gutierrez, D-Chicago.

“Voces De La Frontera has always stood by Equality Wisconsin and let’s make sure we stand by them,” said Jason Burns, EW’s executive director.

Billboard award winners Kinto Sol will headline at the rally, held in concert with May Day Solidarity events across the United States. The day of action is for immigrant and worker rights.

“On April 29th community groups, politicians and individuals representing the rights of immigrants, labor, public education, faith groups, civil rights, LGBT, Occupy and many others will unite in solidarity,” VDLF said.

The marchers will be:

• Demanding a stop to the separation of families with deportations.

• Calling for good jobs.

• Opposing cuts to Badgercare and public education.

• Demanding restoration of driver’s licenses and in-state tuition for immigrants.

• Defending voter rights.

March organizers are encouraging people to volunteer to put up posters, handing out fliers and spreading the word on the Web.

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