MayDay 5.1.17

 

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 24, 2017 – Women’s March LA Foundation in a new partnership to reach out to and for marginalized communities and has partnered with Rock The Vote to begin a roll-out of a Voter Registration Initiative on the historically important, May 1st in Los Angeles and statewide through Women’s March California.

We want to empower people to let their legislators know what is important to them on Election Day. Voter registration and education is the key to social change and we are excited to partner with Rock the Vote in L.A., across the state of California, and we hope nationally as well.” – Emiliana Guereca

“A crucial part of being an engaged American and an effective activist is preparing to vote and casting a ballot. At the local, state, and national levels, we must make our voices heard for the issues that matter to us and our communities by turning out to vote in every election. We’re thrilled to partner with the Women’s March Los Angeles Foundation to empower voters in Los Angeles and beyond.”– Carolyn DeWitt, President

May 1st has been historically recognized as International Worker’s Day since May 1, 1886 as 35,000 workers struck for an 8-hour workday. The California-based SEIU USWW comprised of the hard working men and women janitors, bank security officers, baggage handlers, hospital staff, hotel workers, stadium and amusement park workers of are calling for a General Strike on Monday, May 1.

On Monday, May 1, 2017, Women’s March LA Foundation will present a Voter Registration and Education Initiative premiering at the SEIU USWW event in Downtown LA.  They will stand in solidarity and to bring attention to the importance of worker’s rights and working with Rock the Vote provide voter registration tools so that workers can make an impact on the issues that concern them, and the people that support them. Using live events and social media the Foundation is leading the state, and then the nation, in this push for voter registration and engagement in future key elections in support of ALL human rights issues.

Will You Join Us?

For more information, visit www.womensmarchla.org, media inquiries: [email protected] .

WHAT: May 1st, California-based SEIU USWW sponsored General Worker’s Strike Supported by

  Women’s March LA Foundation

WHEN:  Monday, May 1th, 2017

WHERE:  Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

CONTACT:    Cherry Hepburn, 818.783.4071, [email protected]

                         Ellen Crafts, 310.200.0124, [email protected]

Women’s March LA Foundation: The Women’s March LA Foundation is a 501c3 organization founded by the organizers of the Women’s March LA, the largest march in the nation. The foundation has the mission of continuing the important work of highlighting the struggles of marginalized communities and all attacks on human rights. The Women’s March LA Foundation strives to work in conjunction with organizations and groups that stand for civil liberties and rights for all to implement change, beginning at the community level. Through door to door interactions, social media campaigns, local gatherings and large scale events, we work to bring together the diverse groups within Los Angeles, creating a unifying voice for advocacy, justice, democracy, and the importance of human rights for all.

About Rock the Vote: Rock the Vote is the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization in the country driving the youth vote to the polls. Since 1990, Rock the Vote has fused pop culture, music, art and technology to fulfill its mission of building long-term youth political power. During the past six Presidential elections, Rock the Vote ran the largest voter registration drives for young people and has partnered with more than 25,000 partners through its online, multilingual voter registration tool. Rock the Vote is dedicated to mobilizing the vote, protecting voting rights and advocating for an electoral process and voting system that works for the Millennial generation, America’s largest and most diverse population in history. To get Rock the Vote updates on upcoming events, election reminders and candidate, visit RocktheVote.com . Engage on social media, by following Rock the Vote on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @rockthevote.