Honor the legacy of Harvey Milk: March with Us!
Labor and the LGBT community are uniting at Pride this year. March with us!
In 1977, when the Teamsters went on strike against Coors, they were fighting back against racism, sexism and anti-labor attitudes. Harvey Milk dared to join forces with labor, successfully driving Coors beer out of every gay bar in North America. The result? Union workers got justice and decades later the right-wing Coors family still gives money to LGBT advocacy organizations.
Milk taught us an important lesson: We are stronger when we stand together.
In 2012—35 years later—the need for us to join forces is more palpable than ever. In the face of ongoing attacks on rights, this past year has featured historic movements for justice and equality. We have witnessed a groundswell of support to overturn Proposition 8 in California … President Obama’s public declaration of support for gay marriage … the fight in Wisconsin … and the birth of an Occupy movement that spans the globe!
Let’s bring that spirit to Pride this year!
UNITE HERE—the union of hospitality workers across North America—is paying tribute to Milk’s vision by marching in Pride events in 30 cities nationwide. We invite you march with us!
Yes! I will march with UNITE HERE this year at Pride!
March with us to show that equality and justice cannot be divided.
March with us to call for the full human rights all people—immigrants, LGBT people, people of color, and low-wage workers.