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May Day During Coronavirus: A Call To Help Essential Workers

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Grocery workers have faced great risks during the pandemic. (Chava Sanchez/ LAist)
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Labor and immigrant rights groups held May Day demonstrations across California today, including a car caravan outside Amazon’s distribution hub in Hawthorne.

A big theme of the day was the need for more support for the essential workers who keep L.A. running during the pandemic.

Instead of its usual rally downtown, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of L.A. had to resort to a Zoom call.

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“Immigrants and workers in transportation, warehouses, grocery workers and education keep the county going even as Congress wrongly leaves them out of crucial stimulus relief funding,” said Executive Director Angelica Salas.

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