For immediate release
June 17, 2020
Facing front line worker deaths, record unemployment and continued racial injustice, working people from coast to coast are demanding action
MEDIA ADVISORY for June 17, 2020 from 11:00am-1:30pm ET
WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, June 17, more than one thousand union members will travel to Washington, D.C. for the Workers First Caravan for Racial and Economic Justice, the headline event of a massive national mobilization with hundreds of actions calling for bold policies to confront the three crises facing America: a public health pandemic, an economic free fall and long-standing structural racism.
Representing those employed in health care, public education, public service, hospitality and more, workers will call on lawmakers to act now to save our nation, save our economy and save workers’ lives.
The Workers First Caravan is organized by AFSCME, AFT, IUPAT, IBT, UFCW, UNITE HERE and the AFL-CIO.
WHEN and WHERE:
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
- 11:00am ET Telepress conference via Zoom (Click here to RSVP)
- 11:00-11:45am ET Vehicles stage at one of two locations to affix signage
- Ballston Garage, 627 N Glebe Rd, Arlington, VA 22203
- ATU Tommy Douglas Conf. Center, 10000 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20903
- 11:45am ET Vehicles depart for Capitol Building
(route from Arlington | route from Silver Spring)
- 12:30-1:30pm ET Vehicles Circle the Capitol Building