We are calling on all our allies to support the Status for All Campaign, and the 6th Annual May Day of Action for Status for All on International Workers Day, May 1, 2011. This year the march will be starting at 1pm, at Queen & Jameson Street, in Parkdale. Check out full details at http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/MayDay
The struggle for Status is the struggle for just livelihood, housing, food, education, healthcare, childcare, shelter, justice and dignity. International Workers Day is a time to mark the struggles and resistance of the most marginalized parts of the working class – undocumented people, migrant workers, poor people, immigrants, people of color, women, queer and disabled communities. Over the last 5 years, our allies have supported the May Day of Action for justice and equity and we are calling on our community to continue to do so.
This is a call to community organizations, environmental justice groups, the trade union movement, union locals, student organizations, radical disability organizations, feminists, queer rights organizations, social service agencies and activists to join Canada wide movement to demand, assert and commit to:
* JUSTICE for Undocumented People and Migrant Workers: STATUS FOR ALL! ACCESS WITHOUT FEAR!
* JUSTICE for Our Communities: raise the rates, a living wage, unionization, free and accessible public services for all, cops out of our neighborhoods
* FREEDOM to Move, FREEDOM to Return, and FREEDOM to Stay
* FREEDOM from Colonization, Military and Economic Wars and Environmental Degradation
In the spirit of solidarity, and building the movement we need to see in this city, the No One Is Illegal march for Status for All will be converging with the May 1st Movement march, happening on the same day.
What you can do:
1) Endorse the 6th Annual No One Is Illegal! May Day of Action for Status for All. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please consider making a financial donation and becoming a monthly sustainer through http://toronto.nooneisillegal.org/support
2) Organize a loud and powerful contingent to join the demonstration. If you organize for justice in your schools, neighbourhoods, anti-violence against women spaces, food banks and agencies bring a group and come out. If you’re organizing against cuts to public services, attacks on unions and precarious work, or for environmental justice, healthcare for all, work for women and queer liberation, are pushing forward a disability rights movement, believe in indigenous sovereignty, struggle against wars and occupations, are building the raise the rates campaign or are focused on police accountability, we are inviting you!
3) Invite No One Is Illegal-Toronto to your organization, classroom, meeting or trainings to speak about justice and dignity for migrants in Canada – email@example.com