Task Force Celebrates May Day Actions
WASHINGTON, DC, May 1, 2015—Today, the National LGBTQ Task Force is joining lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) activists and leaders across the nation taking part in May Day actions in support of workers’ rights, comprehensive immigration reform, and racial justice.
“Today we join millions of LGBTQ advocates in calling on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform, to end racial injustice, and to end economic injustice pervasive in our nation. May Day is also an opportunity for us to celebrate the legacy and success of the immigrant rights movement, the workers’ rights movement, and the civil rights movement. From Rev. Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.’s work to mobilize millions for civil rights, to Cesar E. Chavez and Dolores Huerta’s leadership in the farmworker hunger strikes for better working conditions, to Harvey Milk’s organizing campaigns to defeat anti-LGBTQ laws—our communities’ collective and paralleled efforts have drastically re-shaped our nation,” said Russell Roybal, Deputy Executive Director at the National LGBTQ Task Force.
“It is the hard work, sacrifice, and determination of those who came before us that have moved our country forward and closer to equality. We join millions of activists taking part in May Day actions today in committing to redoubling our efforts to securing full freedom, justice, and equality for all.”
Media and Public Relations Director
National LGBTQ Task Force