Fighting for the Dream: Join us at the Kingdom Day Parade Jan. 15

SEIU Local 99 members are celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 15, 2018 by taking a stand for fair wages, respect, and quality education in our communities.

Dr. King believed that you couldn’t achieve racial justice without economic justice. In 1968, he launched the Poor People’s Campaign and demanded economic and human rights for poor Americans of all colors and backgrounds. Unions were a central part of Dr. King’s campaign. He firmly believed that unions were the way workers could improve their lives. In fact, on the day he was assassinated, he had been picketing with striking sanitation workers in Memphis.

As working people of color, we continue to fight for Dr. King’s dream. As we negotiate our next contract with LAUSD, we want to remind the District that a great majority of us who provide essential student services are Black and Latino workers. Many of us are also parents of LAUSD students. Why are they denying our families fair wages? Why are they short changing student services?

Hundreds of us marched on LAUSD Headquarters on December 12. On January 15, let’s take it further. Join us at the Kingdom Day parade to take our message to parents, students, community members and school board members who will be present at the parade. Let’s send LAUSD a strong message - Honor Dr. King’s Dream: Fair Wages for School Workers, Quality Schools for Every Student, Justice for Our Communities.

Register to Attend

Please register to attend by filling out the form on this page and letting us know how many guests you will bring with you. 

Where and When to Meet

We’ll be riding a double-decker bus and marching along the parade route.

  • 7 - 8 am – Join us to decorate the bus at W. 38th St. & S. Vermont Ave. The bus will take you to the parade starting location. SEIU Local 99 staff members will be at the intersection wearing purple shirts.
  • After 8 am – Look for our double-decker bus on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. between Vermont and Western Ave.

The parade starts at 10 am – If you don’t wish to march in the parade, join us at the Local 99 viewing area on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Suttro Avenue. Bring chairs and picnic for you and your guests.