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For Immediate Release

UWD Staff

With Ossoff Likely to Join Warnock in the Senate, Democrats Must Deliver Bold Protections For All Immigrants Now!

There is no time for excuses. Democrats must take immediate and progressive action to prioritize racial and immigrant justice!
Contact: José Alonso Muñoz | jose@unitedwedream.org | 202.810.0746

Washington, D.C. – As we await the final results in the Georgia Senate runoffs between Jon Ossoff and incumbent David Perdue, United We Dream celebrates the historic victory of Reverend Dr. Raphael Warnock, Georgia’s first Black senator who also campaigned with a commitment to prioritize and protect immigrant communities. Warnock’s victory is a testament to the power of countless grassroots organizing groups, both locally and nationally, that canvassed, phone and text-banked, and leveraged social media to mobilize a record number of Black and brown voters to the polls.

Pending the results from Ossoff’s race, Democrats are likely to take control of the Senate with a 50-50 divide and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris serving as a critical tie-breaking vote.

Greisa Martinez Rosas, Executive Director of United We Dream, said:

“Across the country, we are waking up to a new reality filled with hope, power and possibility. With Democrats poised to take back control of the Senate, Rev. Warnock’s historic victory in Georgia is a reminder of the power of our vision and the Black womxn-led, multi-racial and multi-generation efforts that engaged millions of voters to alter the course of history and deliver tangible change to people’s lives.

With Jon Ossoff’s expected victory adding to Rev. Warnock’s win, each of our demands must be a top priority for Democrats. We are fighting to defund ICE and CBP, to hold these agencies accountable for the pain and deaths of immigrants they’ve caused, and for citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people living in the U.S. There is no time for excuses. We need swift, bold action from Democrats to deliver protections now.

I am honored to work alongside fierce and courageous organizers who are constant reminders that together, we can and will win protections and dignity for all our people across every single state. Millions have joined us in our fight and we will continue to win.”


United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation; made up of a multi-racial and multi-ethnic network of 1.2 million members, over 100 local groups, and a reach of over 5 million per month. UWD’s vision is to push for just policies that allow everyone to thrive regardless of immigration status. United We Dream is fighting for a multi-racial democracy that works for everyone by building a movement of young people who organize and advocate for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color. You can find more at www.unitedwedream.org.


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