Nationwide Mass Mobilization to Protect Immigrants & Refugees
Over 20 states and growing! National allies set to build community, celebrate our immigrant heritage and defiantly pledge to protect immigrants, Muslims & refugees from hateful attacks and policies.
For Immediate Release
December 21, 2016
Contact: Nicky Vogt at 610-389-1314; [email protected]
OR Adam Luna at 202-486-4030; [email protected]
OR Carlos Vogel at 202-239-2133; [email protected]
OR Susana Flores at 915-525-2434; [email protected]
January 14, 2017
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Washington, DC – On Saturday, January 14th, 2017, people of conscience all across the country will stand together in an unbreakable line of defense to protect immigrants and refugees against the incoming Trump regime’s plans for deportations, criminalization and hatred.
Just one week before Donald Trump’s inauguration, immigrants, families and allies will rally, march, and hold vigils and mass community gatherings to build momentum for sanctuaries of safety and deportation defense networks in cities, schools, churches and states.
The mobilization day is part of a growing wave of resilience and defiance against Trump’s promises to rip families apart, create a Muslim registry and enact policies like “stop and frisk” rooted in racial profiling and discrimination. Further, immigrants contribute vastly to our economy, and Trump’s mass deportation plan could lead to additional exploitation of immigrant works and would drive down wages for all workers.
On January 14th, people from coast to coast will stand together and say that we are #HereToStay and will not be moved.
Events are currently planned in over 20 states across the country, including: Birmingham, AL; Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; Washington, D.C.; Chicago, IL; Wichita, KS; Charlotte, NC; Albuquerque, NM; Salem, OR; Philadelphia, PA; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX; Vancouver, WA; Yakima, WA; and Milwaukee, WI.
What: Nationwide rally in solidarity with immigrant allies
Who: People of conscience across the country, including groups such as: United We Dream, Center for Community Change, Fair Immigration Reform Movement, Service Employees International Union, America’s Voice Education Fund, American Federation of Teachers, MoveOn.org, Planned Parenthood, Color of Change, National Domestic Workers Alliance and many more.
When: January 14, 2017
Where: Over 20 states and growing! See current nationwide event list here.
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful nonpartisan network made up of 55 local groups in 26 states. UWD organizes and advocates for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. We seek to address the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth and believe that by empowering immigrant youth, we can advance the cause of the entire community—justice for all immigrants. You can find more about UWD online at www.unitedwedream.org