Constituents of US House Speaker Paul Ryan demand he block Trump’s war budget, defend immigrant families, and invest in healthcare, good jobs, and education

Town Hall Comes as national immigrant rights leaders convene in Ryan’s district to announce May 1st General Strike


Who: Voces de la Frontera, National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), constituents of US House Speaker Paul Ryan, national leaders in the movement for immigrant and worker rights, Congressman Luís Gutiérrez, local elected officials from Ryan’s district State Sen. Robert Wirch, State Rep. Cory Mason

What: Where’s Paul Town Hall and announcement of the national May 1st General Strike

When: Saturday, April 1st, 3pm-5pm

Where: Dr. John Bryant Community Center, 601 S. 21st St., Racine, WI 53403

RACINE, WISCONSIN – On Saturday, April 1st, national leaders in the movement for immigrant and worker rights will join constituents of US House Speaker Paul Ryan to hold a town hall-style forum to urge Speaker Ryan to block Trump’s war and deportation budget and instead fund healthcare, good jobs, and public education. Speaker Ryan rejected invitations to attend.

The town hall event comes as leaders from over a dozen immigrant and civil rights organizations and unions gather in Ryan’s district to plan for the May 1st General Strike. Congressman Luís Gutiérrez of Chicago will be present with a delegation from Illinois, along with Wisconsin elected officials. Congressman Gutiérrez is a national leader in the immigrant rights movement. At the town hall, organizers will formally announce the national May 1st General Strike for Immigrant & Refugee Rights.

“Paul Ryan has refused to meet with constituents who have repeatedly requested a town hall meeting with him since February 23rd, after Daniel Ramirez, a DREAMER from Seattle who was arrested by immigration agents, something that Trump and Paul Ryan said would not happen,” said Voces de la Frontera member Valeria Ruiz of Racine. “Since January, we have witnessed more immigrant families separated, more threats from the Trump administration against local government officials, and now a federal budget that funds war and immigration agents over public education, health care, and good jobs. Ryan should do his job and meet with his constituents. He should block funding for war and the separation of immigrant families, and serve the needs of working class families and the unemployed instead of serving his wealthy corporate benefactors.”

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