First Press Release From the May Day Organizing Committee

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May Day has been a significant date for many working people since the late 19th century. From the battles over the 8 hour day to the general strike, walkouts and rallies of 2006, workers have utilized May 1 to gather with each other and assert their rights.

The May Day Organizing Committee is an Iowa City group made up of members involved in local labor, community and student organizations. We are planning events and activities centered around worker and immigrant rights issues for Friday May 1, 2009 in the downtown pedestrian mall of Iowa City starting at 12 PM.

There will be guest speakers, music, informational tables, educational discussions, and children’s activities until 9 PM. Everyone is encouraged and welcome to attend.

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