Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) released the following statement in recognition of May Day and May Day marches across the country:
“The hard work, sacrifice and contributions of workers is what moves this country forward and on May Day, we reflect on these contributions and recommit to fighting for their rights – rights that are often taken away or taken advantage of because of policies that put profits over people. No longer should a woman make less than a man for equal work, or a person working full time earn an income below the poverty level.
“A significant part of our workforce is comprised of immigrants from all over the world, without whom our economy would suffer. Not only do they contribute to our economic growth, they enrich our communities, our culture and way of life. And yet immigrants are being unjustly targeted and demonized by President Trump’s divisive and hateful rhetoric. He forgets that immigrants have always been etched in our history books and continue to add to the fabric of our country in profound ways.
“To our workers fighting for fairness and equality, and to those marching across the country today to stand up for our immigrant communities: I stand with you. No action is too small when you fight for what is right, and I promise you that I will be right there with you.”