Baltimore May Day Rally for the 99%

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm

McKeldin Fountain Baltimore, MD

OCCUPY BALTIMORE, Young Trade Unionists, UNITE HERE Local 7, American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 181,Casa de Maryland, Laborers’ International Union of North (LiUNA!) Mid-Atlantic Region, Occupy Our Homes, Good Jobs Better Baltimore, Another BDC Is Possible, Charm City Labor Chorus, Pledge of Resistance, UMBC Solidarity Coalition, ANSWER, International Socialist Organization, Communist Party of Maryland, Progressive Labor Party, Party for Socialism and Liberation and more are coming together for a May Day Rally at McKeldin on May Day!

We are uniting for better development, good jobs and immigration reform in Baltimore against privatization, austerity, homelessness and institutional racism.

Over 10% of Baltimore city residents are unemployed.
Rally for Jobs!

1 in 11 Maryland children directly affected by foreclosure
Rally to End the Evictions!

Over 40,000 Vacant Properties in Baltimore City.
Rally to Rebuild Our City!

Over 4,000 Homeless, 40,000 Vacant Properties.
Rally for Housing!

1 in 4 Baltimore Residents in Poverty.
Rally to End Poverty!

We are planning a whole day's worth of May Day festivities, multiple actions through out the city, street theater, a shared meal and more! We'll end with a General Assembly at 8PM.


A map of the marches:

From West Side: 4:00 PM Read's Drug Store, N. Howard Street and W. Lexington Street to McKeldin. "Fight racism - Justice for workers, immigrants and youth!" Full rights for all immigrants, End police brutality and mass incarceration, Education, not criminalization. Speaker: C.D. Witherspoon, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

From East Side: Casa de Maryland, 2224 E. Fayette Street to McKeldin.

Rally to Save the Post Office with the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 181 at the Baltimore Main Post Office at 900 E. Fayette 4 PM - 5 PM; marching to McKeldin at 5PM.

From North Side: May Day Bike Ride meeting at 4:15 PM at the monument and riding down to McKeldin at 4:30PM.

Speakers for the Rally starting at 5:30 PM at McKeldin include:

Adam Schneider, advocate for the homeless
Ron Williams, spoken word artist
Fred Mason, President of the Maryland State and D.C. AFL-CIO
Tom Dodge, American Postal Workers Union Local 181
C.D. Witherspoon, President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Susan Sgroi, Baltimore Higher Education Alliance for Real Democracy (B-HEARD)
Bill Barry, Director of Labor Studies, CCBC
Charm City Labor Chorus
as well as speakers from UNITE HERE Local 7, Casa de Maryland and the Young Trade Unionists

Event Type

Special Event, Talk, Networking Event & More, What Weekly Pick




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People Going170

J.m. Giordano David Anthony Wiggins Nicole Rodrigues Stephen Roblin Mike Hachey
Molly Rose Kate Drabinski Mark Gunnery Steve McGarrett Adam Beaver

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