The San Francisco labor community is taking to the streets today to participate in May Day rallies — some of which will focus on immigrants’ rights as the U.S. Senate considers a sweeping immigration reform proposal.
The bill, crafted by the so-called “Gang of Eight” senators, includes a path to citizenship for the country’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants.a noon anti-capitalism rally in Civic Center will recognize today as International Workers Day.
Organizers with the group SF Commune will leave from Polk and McAllister streets and march to at least two buildings at undisclosed locations, which they plan to occupy.
Also in San Francisco, a 2 p.m. march is planned by the American Filipina women’s group Gabriela-USA beginning at 24th and Mission streets.
Later this afternoon, a coalition of labor and other activist groups will kick off a march in the Mission District at 3 p.m. and head to Civic Center Plaza, where demonstrators will rally for immigration reform.
Sasha Lekach, Bay City News