Community-Labor Coalition to Rally on MLK Day Against Trump’s hateful and racist remarks; condemning statements about on Haitian, and African immigrants
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New York, NY – On January 15, 2018; the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., community and labor advocates organized a Rally Against Racism in Times Square Thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets standing up for immigrants from Haiti, throughout Africa, El Salvador, and other nations that have become targets of Trump’s racist comments and bigotry.
President Trump’s recent comments on immigrants from Haiti and Africa are racist, divisive, and completely unbefitting of a person leading a nation that owes so much to the contributions of immigrants from all over the world. On Monday, New Yorkers will commemorate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by joining together in solidarity for their immigrant sisters and brothers, showing the progress being made to help achieve Dr. King’s dream.
The coalition include groups such as: 1199SEIU, the Haitian Round Table, National Action Network, Women’s March, New York State Nurses Association, District Council 37 AFSCME, 32BJ SEIU, American Federation of Teachers, United Federation of Teachers, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, RWDSU, New York Immigration Coalition, Haitian-American Business Network, Yemeni American Merchants Association, United African Congress, Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights, National Alliance for Advancement of Haitian Professionals, Association of Haitian and American Engineers, HEALHaiti, Arab American Association of New York, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Center for Popular Democracy, Make the Road New York, Immigration Equality, LIFE Camp,Inc., MPower, Desis Rising Up & Moving, Adhikaar, Haiti Cultural Exchange, Haitian American Lawyers Association, and the Working Families Party.
A group of elected officials including NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, Congressmembers Nydia Velazquez, Yvette Clarke, and Jerrold Nadler, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, NYC Councilmembers Mathieu Eugene, Carlina Rivera, Jumaane Williams, and Assemblymembers Rodnyese Biochette, Tremaine Wright, Michaelle Solages , Nick Perry, Marita Davila, Michael Blake, Brian Benjamin, Clyde Vanel, Jamie Williams, Al Taylor, and Spring Valley Village Board of Trustee Edison Tyson Francois are also scheduled to attend.
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