Kamala Harris, longtime immigrant heroine and Senate Presiding Officer, has power to deliver!
WASHINGTON DC — As both chambers negotiate final budget reconciliation packages this week, immigrant workers, youth, and families will gather outside the Vice President’s residence to call on her to ignore the Parliamentarian’s advice if she decides against including citizenship in Build Back Better. As a life-long fighter for immigrant rights, and the Senate Presiding Officer, she can deliver. Directly impacted immigrants and organizational leaders will gather outside her residence, then march around the campus.
WHAT: Presser, picket, and march
WHEN: September 29, 2021 @ 1pm
WHERE: VP’s Residence at Observatory Circle, US Naval Observatory, Washington, DC (entrance at corner of Massachusetts and 34th St., NW)
WHO: CASA, Center for Popular Democracy, Communities United for Status and Protection (CUSP) and its member organizations UndocuBlack Network, Adhikaar, African Communities Together, Haitian Bridge Alliance, and the National Network for Arab American Communities, NAKASEC, United We Dream Action
RSVP: For more information on the actions, please contact Jenna, José, or Rachel
With over 115,000 members across the states of Maryland, Virginia, and South Central Pennsylvania, CASA is the largest member-based Latino and immigrant organization in the mid-Atlantic region. Visit us at www.wearecasa.org and follow us on Twitter at @CASAforall
The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), is an Asian American national network of five community-based affiliates, whose mission is to organize Korean and Asian Americans to achieve social, economic, and racial justice. The NAKASEC Network is Hana Center (Illinois), Hamkae Center (fka NAKASEC VA) (Virginia), Woori Center (Pennsylvania), MinKwon Center for Community Action (New York), and Woori Juntos (Texas).
United We Dream Action is the leading national network fighting for dignity and justice led by immigrant youth and allies. We are a dynamic community of thousands of immigrant youth nationwide who build independent political power for those directly impacted by injustice. We organize and take action to win victories so that all people can be safe and thrive. You can find more about United We Dream Action online at www.unitedwedreamaction.org
Communities United for Status and Protection (CUSP) is a collaborative of grassroots immigrant community organizations working together to win permanent status for our members and communities, and build a more inclusive immigrant rights movement that centers the needs and experiences of African, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, Arab/Middle Eastern, and API immigrants. Below are the members of CUSP:
The UndocuBlack Network (UBN), founded in 2016, is a multigenerational network of currently and formerly undocumented Black people that fosters community, facilitates access to resources and contributes to transforming the realities of our people so we are thriving and living our fullest lives. UBN has chapters in New York City, the DC/MD/VA area, and Los Angeles, CA.
Adhikaar (Nepali: rights) is a New York-based non-profit, organizing the Nepali-speaking community to promote human rights and social justice for all. We are a women-led workers’ center and community center focused on workers’ rights, immigration rights, access to affordable healthcare and language justice. We organize the Nepali-speaking community to create broader social change; build coalitions on advocacy campaigns that address our community’s needs; center women and the most impacted communities in our leadership; engage members in participatory action research; and implement community education, workplace development training, and support services.
African Communities Together (ACT) is an organization of African immigrants fighting for civil rights, opportunity, and a better life for our families here in the U.S. and worldwide. ACT empowers African immigrants to integrate socially, get ahead economically, and engage civically. We connect African immigrants to critical services, help Africans develop as leaders, and organize our communities on the issues that matter.
Haitian Bridge Alliance (HBA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization that advocates for fair and humane immigration policies and provides bond support and humanitarian, legal, and other social services, with a particular focus on Black immigrants, the Haitian community, women, LGBTQAI+ individuals and survivors of torture and other human rights abuses. Since 2015, HBA has provided services to asylum seekers and other migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, in U.S. detention, and during U.S. immigration proceedings.
National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) is a national consortium of independent Arab American community-based organizations. The Network’s primary mission is to build the capacity of Arab American non-profit organizations that focus on the needs and issues impacting their local community while collectively addressing those issues nationally