The immigrant communities of East Boston, Chelsea and Everett will join forces once again to organize two simultaneous marches on Monday, May 1 in honor of International Workers’ Day. Simultaneous marches will begin at 4:00pm at Everett City Hall and Maverick Square in East Boston. Both marches will end together in a peaceful rally and cultural act in front of Chelsea City Hall.
This year’s event is symbolically being held in the City of Chelsea, which became a sanctuary city in June of 2007. The resolution that was approved by Chelsea’s City Council states that the City of Chelsea respects all people irrespective of their race, ethnicity or immigration status. It also establishes that all Chelsea residents have the right to work without fear, receive fair wages, and access secure working conditions. The resolution concludes that unwarranted raids and consequential family separations will not be tolerated in Chelsea.