Press Advisory

People’s Inauguration CT Will Rally For Social & Economic Justice

Car caravan meets at 4:00 pm at IKEA

Marchers meet at 4:30 pm at New Haven City Hall

While Biden inaugurates four years in the White House, we will inaugurate four years of building together for social justice

Contact: Megan Fountain, megan@ulanewhaven.org, 203-479-2959

New Haven, CT — Faith leaders and social justice groups from all over Connecticut will rally online, in cars, and on foot for “The People’s Inauguration,” to inaugurate four years of working together for an economic recovery for working people, for immigrants’ rights, for women’s and LGBTQ rights, and for climate justice.

Cars will gather starting at 4:00 pm in IKEA. Marchers will gather starting at 4:30 pm at New Haven City Hall. Speeches will stream live from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm on ulanewhaven.org

“While Biden inaugurates four years in the White House, we will inaugurate four years of building together for social justice,” said Bishop John Selders of Moral Monday CT. “We have no illusions that President Biden is our savior. We will fight to win victories for working and oppressed people.”

“Right wing extremists emboldened by Trump want us to blame immigrants and poor people for our economic woes, but today we are building a politics of solidarity that will overcome their politics of hate,” said Eric Maroney, a college educator and member of Central Connecticut Democratic Socialists of America.

“Decades of bi-partisan public disinvestment and tax cuts for the wealthy have created misery for working people, but instead of blaming immigrants, we can unite, people of all faiths and backgrounds, to create an economic recovery for all,” said Maroney.

“The pandemic has turned inequality into a lethal weapon against essential workers like our union’s janitors and security officers,” said Rochelle Palache, Assistant District Leader of 32BJ SEIU in Connecticut. “Black and immigrant workers are essential, and their lives must not be disposable. Today we begin the fight to win immigration reform, healthcare for all, and an economic recovery for everyone.”

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Participants include: Black Lives Matter 860; Central Connecticut Democratic Socialists of America; Citywide Parent Team; Connecticut Immigrant & Refugee Coalition; Connecticut Shoreline Indivisible; Connecticut Workers Crisis Response; CT Black Women; CT Muslims; Hamden Action Now; Jewish Voice for Peace New Haven; Moral Monday CT; New Britain Racial Justice; PowerUp CT; Service Employees International Union – 1199; Service Employees International Union – 32-BJ;Socialist Resurgence; Unidad Latina en Acción; Women’s March CT; 350 Connecticut