Washington, D.C. – Sen. Patty Murray released the following statement to mark May Day marches happening in Washington state and around the country on Monday, May 1, 2017.

“At a time when our own president is breaking promises to working families, while engaging in divisive rhetoric and causing fear for so many of our friends and neighbors, the 2017 May Day marches have taken on new urgency—and I stand with the many people in our state and across the country who will march peacefully to make their voices heard and who refuse to stay silent in the face of injustice and economic inequality. There’s no doubt that more than ever, many members of our communities—no matter where they come from—need to know they have our support in pushing back against this Administration’s destructive and divisive policies.

“In Congress, I will continue to fight for policies to help working families, and for meaningful, comprehensive immigration reform so we can truly address our nation’s broken immigration system, while doing everything I can to reject the Trump Administration’s proposals that tear families apart, unravel DACA, construct an expensive and ill-conceived border wall, or strip cities and local law enforcement agencies of critical federal funding. I urge everyone to keep standing up and making your voices heard to remind this Administration that this is your country too, and we will not back down.”