No New Home for Amazon in Queens Rally

Sunday, December 16, 2018

1pm - 3pm

Gracie Mansion

E 88th St & East End Ave, New York, NY 10028

On Sunday, December 16, we joined other members of Hate Free Zone Queens and our allies in Queens against the construction of Amazon in Long Island City.

Billion and trillion dollar corporations like Amazon and their political accomplices are to blame for the endangerment of millions of workers everywhere in the world. Amazon is known for abusing its workers and collaborating with ICE. We will not accept Amazon’s dehumanizing working conditions and their complicity in the detention and deportation of immigrants!

The construction of the Amazon headquarters will also cause our rent to be even more expensive, starting in LIC and then spreading to neighboring communities like Woodside, the home of Little Manila where thousands of Filipinos live and work. This will push out thousands of working class immigrants like us out of Queens. We will either be forced to move farther away from everything and everyone we know or face homelessness, which is a growing crisis in NYC.

We do not want to be forced to move anymore! We have fought hard to build homes for ourselves in this country. We have fought hard to have justice and dignity at our workplaces, reliable and safe housing, and peaceful and unified communities. Amazon is a threat to everything we try to build for our people every day. We make Queens the beautiful, vibrant, culturally rich place that it is and we will not let these greedy people take our homes from us!

We are prepared to defend our community!