Sunday, May 01, 2016

May Day Demonstration Today in Downtown Detroit
For Immediate Release

Media Advisory for May Day 2016

Gather 2:00 PM
Grand Circus Park, Woodward and Adams, Pingree monument
March through downtown and rally afterwards

Contact: 313-680-5508

Celebrate Sunday, May 1 – MAYDAY – International Workers Day

We say:

Detroit and Flint Lives Matter! Water is a human right. Fix Flint’s pipes. Refund the bills for poison water. Fully fund the costs of lead poisoning treatment. Stop shutoffs in Detroit and everywhere. Housing is a right. Stop foreclosures and evictions. Cancel the tax foreclosures. Education is a right. Solidarity with DPS teachers. No charter schools. Fire Judge Rhodes. Restore authority to the current elected school board in exile. No more Emergency Managers.

NO to Racism. No to immigrant-bashing, Islamophia, sexism, anti-LGBTQ bigotry and oppression everywhere. Shut down fascist Trump campaign. Stop police violence. Justice for (names of local and national police murder victims) Stop the raids and deportations.

Make the banks, the government, and the auto bosses pay for the crisis they created! Cancel Flint’s and Detroit’s debt. Restore city retiree pensions and health care benefits that were stolen. Make GM give $4 billion to Flint. State and federal aid to Flint and all hard-hit Michigan cities. Release budget surplus and rainy day funds. Money for people, not for war.

Justice for workers here and around the world. Stop union-busting attacks. $15-an-hour minimum wage with a union.

System change, not climate change.

Capitalism is the problem! People before profits!

For more info contact Moratorium Now! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs, Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI), Detroit Active and Retired Employees Association (DAREA, Detroit Fight Imperialism Stand Together (FIST), Detroit Branch Workers World Party, Detroit Green Party, and others. Additional endorsers are welcome.

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