May Day Is Here

May Day

May 1, 2012; Source: San Francisco Chronicle (Bloomberg)

As NPQ noted yesterday, today Occupy Wall Street re-emerges with a call for a May Day general strike. May Day is, of course, the day on which international observations of the rights of workers occur. Activity is expected in more than 125 U.S. cities today. Occupy Wall Street is asking people to join them today—if not in an action, then by not working, shopping, going to school or banking. A fairly comprehensive list of city-by-city Occupy events is available from Occupy Wall Street here. NPQ would like to acknowledge the May Day tradition today. –Ruth McCambridge


Ruth McCambridge

Ruth is Editor in Chief of the Nonprofit Quarterly. Her background includes forty-five years of experience in nonprofits, primarily in organizations that mix grassroots community work with policy change. Beginning in the mid-1980s, Ruth spent a decade at the Boston Foundation, developing and implementing capacity building programs and advocating for grantmaking attention to constituent involvement.