On Thursday, January 19th, members of UNITEHERE! Local 100 attended the “We Stand United” Rally where an estimated 25,000 people marched along Central Park West and Columbus Circle to the Trump International Hotel, the eve of Trump’s Inauguration.
The purpose of the Rally, hosted by the office of the Mayor, Rev. Al Sharpton, Mark Ruffalo, Alec Baldwin, Michael Moore, Rosie Perez, Shailene Woodley, Cher, and other community advocates, was to remind Trump of his hometown’s values & the importance of protecting the rights of individuals and communities.
Mayor Bill de Blasio told the crowd, “Donald Trump may control the agenda in Washington, but we control our destiny as Americans. And tonight is an example of people coming together to make clear what we believe is the future of our country and how we will fight for it.” He continued saying, “Remember, the country doesn’t reside in Washington D.C.—it’s every city, it’s every town in America where change is made, and we are resolute that we will keep making our cities and our towns better, regardless of who’s in Washington DC.”