For Immediate Release
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Washington, D.C. – Today, United We Dream was selected as a finalist for the fifth annual Shorty Social Good Awards for our Home Is Here video series. The series, which highlights the voices of undocumented youth, was the first-of-its-kind multi-media amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court as part of the broader Home Is Here campaign, a partnership of over 100 organizations helping to protect Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and their families. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of DACA on June 18, 2020.
The Shorty Social Good Awards will be announced on Thursday, November 19 at 5 p.m. ET.
Juanita Monsalve, Senior Marketing and Creative Director of United We Dream Network, said:
“United We Dream is excited and incredibly honored to be chosen as a finalist for a Shorty Award in the Social Movement category. We’ll continue to celebrate this exciting news with our community. Our team and the members featured in our videos put their heart and energy into this campaign and showed that our voices are our power. When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of keeping DACA in June, we proved that Home Is Here is more than just a video series; it’s a mission that proves that when we organize to protect our immigrant communities, we win.”
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.