On May 1, advocates all across the country rallied in celebration of #MayDay to honor essential workers, DACA recipients, TPS holders, farm workers, and more. The rallies were planned to bring attention to our broken immigration system and demand meaningful change, including a path to citizenship for all immigrants living in the United States.
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Some of the best tweets from the day included:
📢📢📢 @POTUS and Congress, can you hear us from Freedom Plaza? We come in thousands to remind you that immigrant workers are essential and deserve a path to citizenship NOW! #WeAreHome #ImmigrantJustice pic.twitter.com/9zE0gzk8in
— CASA (@CASAforall) May 1, 2021
Araceli, (farm worker for 20 years): We are the ones who work the most and the weather does not matter. It is important that we are considered. #FarmWorkerLegalization #WeAreHome #MayDay pic.twitter.com/Orct0O6fRO
— UFW Foundation (@ufwfoundation) May 1, 2021
STEPPING OFF: hundreds of immigrant essential workers marching this #MayDay in Newark, NJ
— Make the Road New Jersey 🦋 (@MaketheRoadNJ) May 1, 2021
— El Colectivo NC (@elcolectivonc) May 1, 2021
Happy May Day!
We Can’t build a working-class solidarity that doesn’t include *All* Workers (including those who are ‘undocumented’ & of mixed-status).
— Andrew Lewis (@AndrewDLewis) May 1, 2021
Like roads and bridges, immigrant workers are ESSENTIAL to making the economy run. Today on Mayday, we call Congress to rally behind President Biden’s American Jobs Plan and to provide a pathway to citizenship for all immigrants. Call 877-689-2371 to tell Congress #WeAreHome. pic.twitter.com/uNcN51rWy2
— SEIU Texas (@SEIUTX) May 1, 2021
🤜Powerful. 🤛 pic.twitter.com/Qjts9GXwrW
— Jess Morales Rocketto (@JessLivMo) May 1, 2021
Hay cerca de 5 millones de trabajadores esenciales arriesgando su salud y bienestar por el nuestro. Es hora de que reciban las protecciones permanentes que necesitan y merecen. #WeAreHome #MayDay pic.twitter.com/tYua4myzSP
— Domestic Workers (@domesticworkers) May 1, 2021