May Day challenge

BY:Communist Party USA| April 14, 2020
May Day challenge


International Workers Day was first celebrated in 1886, to honor the martyrs of the Haymarket uprising with mass demonstrations for the eight-hour day, workers’ rights, and world peace.

This year, we celebrate the courage and selflessness of those workers on the front lines of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic: health care workers, transit workers, mechanics, delivery drivers, sanitation, warehouse, retail, and fast-food workers, and all those who provide essential services but are too often paid and treated as if they were expendable. This includes the record number of unemployed workers.

We especially express our solidarity with undocumented workers. In addition to suffering from the Trump regime’s ongoing terror campaign, they are excluded even from the “too little, too late” relief measures passed by Congress.

This year, we can’t take to the streets with signs and banners. We can’t march and sing together, but we can still show our working-class pride and solidarity. We encourage everyone to participate in relief efforts in your neighborhood. Contribute to a solidarity fund, like those listed here. Organize a caravan with signs and music.

We’re also issuing this May Day Challenge. Make a May Day face mask to show your solidarity (instructions here). Or a sign for your window. Recite some poetry, play some music, or cook something that reflects working-class culture and values. Send a picture, recipe, or short video (2 min or less) by April 30 to We’ll publish them on our website and social media, and our editors will select the best mask and best other contribution for special recognition.

This May Day, remember: stay socially distant, but socialistically close.





    The Communist Party USA is a working class organization founded in 1919 in Chicago, IL.

    The Communist Party stands for the interests of the American working class and the American people. It stands for our interests in both the present and the future. Solidarity with workers of other countries is also part of our work. We work in coalition with the labor movement, the peace movement, the student movement, organizations fighting for equality and social justice, the environmental movement, immigrants rights groups and the health care for all campaign.

    But to win a better life for working families, we believe that we must go further. We believe that the American people can replace capitalism with a system that puts people before profit — socialism.

    We are rooted in our country's revolutionary history and its struggles for democracy. We call for "Bill of Rights" socialism, guaranteeing full individual freedoms.

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