It’s May Day! Stand with our Sisters and Brothers Around the World
photo: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt receives a May basket in 1938. Library of Congress.
Debra Schrishuhn for the PDA National Team
From the French “M’Aidez!” (“Help me!”), May Day, or International Workers’ Day, is celebrated in over 80 countries across the world on May 1 to commemorate the efforts and victories of workers and the labor movement.
In the agricultural calendar, May Day falls halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice, when light and heat are increasing in the northern hemisphere. Traditionally children made and delivered baskets of spring flowers to friends and family.
This May Day, we at Progressive Democrats of America welcome the lengthening daylight as we work the phones, knock doors, visit elected officials, and rally in the streets with our brothers and sisters in the labor movement to promote progressive candidates and causes.
Help support our efforts this May Day with a monthly donation of $27, $12, $5, or $2.70. We’re counting on you!