New Mexicans march and rally today in support of immigrant families and low-wage workers

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New Mexicans march and rally today in support of immigrant families and low-wage workers

SANTA FE, NM – On Monday, Jan. 28, immigrant families, low-wage workers and their allies from across New Mexico as well as labor, faith and civil rights leaders, will hold a march and rally in support of a slate of legislative proposals aimed at leveling the playing field for immigrant families and low-wage workers.

The slate of legislative proposals include ensuring none of our local resources are diverted toward separating immigrants from their families (SB 196), ensuring state agencies keep the sensitive private information of New Mexicans confidential (HB 141), raising the state minimum wage for all workers incrementally to $12 per hour (HB 31), making the non-REAL ID driver’s license and identification card easier to access (SB 278), in addition to ensuring the Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) gets the necessary funds to hire more wage investigators and that New Mexico’s workers have more access to renewal energy job opportunities.

The march and rally are part of Immigrant and Workers’ Day of Action, an annual event organized by Somos Un Pueblo Unido and the ACLU of New Mexico in partnership with various community-based organizations.

What: Immigrant and Workers’ Day of Action march and rally
When: Today, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 in Santa Fe, NM.
Where: March will begin at 11 a.m. from the Railyard Park (740 Cerrillos Rd.) and will end with a rally outside the Capitol building (490 Old Santa Fe Trail) on the east concourse at noon.
Who: Immigrants, low-wage workers and their families from throughout New Mexico in addition to elected officials, state legislators and labor, faith and civil rights leaders.

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