As a Washington state senator, Jayapal championed protections for immigrants and minorities and voting rights for all, and for a raise in the state minimum wage.
The event, one of hundreds held across the world, was held in Whiting, within sight of a BP oil refinery where workers struck over safety concerns last year.
"What the campaign hopes to accomplish is voter outreach with Latinos because of the influx due to the Puerto Rican financial crisis: Folks are literally fleeing to the mainland."
"The climate crisis affects more than California, and the actions we take today will determine the world our children and grandchildren will live in tomorrow."
The marchers carried placards with the names and faces of the most recent victims of police brutality as family members marched at the front.
Protest activity against the convention and Bush's re-nomination included a broad range of marches, rallies, performances, demonstrations, exhibits, and acts of civil disobedience.
The Coalition for Truth in Independence held a press conference to highlight recent successes around the "Ride with Respect Campaign."
After reading the names and short biographies of the slain, the mournful airs gave way to determination as the emcees brought forth speakers from the crowd.
Will thousands of kids be denied medical care, youth programs and adequate schools, or will corporate tax-dodgers be forced to pay their taxes?
The rent stabilization program was allowed to expire and over 1 million households are now at risk of being priced out when their leases go up for renewal.