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As you know, the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, (DACA) and the implementation of Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) have been delayed by a court case levied outside of California against the White House. While we expect President Obama’s actions will be deemed Constitutional, DACA/DAPA opponents have succeeded in delaying the timetable for eligible US residents to apply, and created an opportunity for those who traffic in opportunism to prey on the vulnerabilities of the undocumented. We seek your help in reaching out to the community members who need information, services, or assistance to help those who have had negative experiences.

May Day 2015

On May 1, 2015, the May Day Coalition will bring attention to these issues by doing more than hosting a march. We will host a free and public resource fair for all community members that will connect persons with information about pending opportunities, such as DACA/DAPA, applications for enrollment in seasonal programs such as summer employment and schooling opportunities, and chances to plug into ongoing efforts to improve Los Angeles through volunteerism, civic engagement, and community relationships with local businesses, schools, law enforcement, and elected officials.

The May Day coalition is requesting a commitment from organizations and agencies like yours in the City of Los Angeles to participate in the free May Day Resource Fair for all community members.

An unprecedented coalition of business leaders, nonprofits, and labor groups are working with community leaders and elected officials to create a path to raise the minimum wage, end wage theft, and create paid sick leave, lifting millions of households out of poverty. Productivity, innovation, as well as health and educational outcomes will be further bolstered by funded pre-K through 12 and higher education budgets, and previously unavailable medical coverage made accessible via Covered California (the Affordable Care Act). We are addressing economic inequalities, and inequities in healthcare and educational access, and improved worker relationships and working conditions.

The May Day coalition is requesting a commitment from organizations and agencies like yours in the City of Los Angeles to participate in the free May Day Resource Fair for all community members.

Specifically we ask that you devote resources to help us mobilize the community to come out to the March on May 1st at 3pm, and that as partners and allies, we can convene the services and information that is available for the undocumented residents, mixed status families, low wage workers, and youth seeking opportunities to invest in their futures and the betterment of all Angelenos.We urge you to make copies of the fliers and help us distribute them in your communities. We will also be sending an updated flier in the coming weeks.

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Please contact me by email at mparedes@chirla.org, or by phone (213)-201-4449, to discuss any questions or concerns. Please register as soon as possible as space is limited. Our deadline is April 17th to register for the May 1st Resource Fair and we will be following up with most of you next week.

Please Register for the Resource Fair at this link

Thank you for your time and attention. We look forward to engaging in this partnership with you.

Sincerely, Miguel Paredes,
CHIRLA Membership Coordinator,
May Day 2015 Los Angeles Coalition Partner

May Day 2015