Today, leading organizations from diverse sectors – local, statewide, and national – are launching the We Are Home campaign to win bold immigration policy changes for millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S.
The We Are Home coalition urges both executive and legislative changes to America’s immigration system. Our three major goals: 1) Stop the Pain Caused by Trump’s Cruelty; 2) Build a Fair, Humane and Functional System; 3) Legalize Millions of Undocumented Immigrants.
The campaign will engage in grassroots organizing, community mobilization, direct action, digital organizing, paid media, cultural organizing and direct advocacy. The campaign begins with a 6-figure digital media push in Washington D.C. and targeted states to reach Members of Congress and encourage the Biden-Harris Administration. The campaign will spend eight figures in efforts.
We Are Home is co-chaired by United Farm Workers (UFW); Community Change/Community Change Action; National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)/Care in Action; Service Employees International Union (SEIU); and United We Dream.
Campaign Steering Committee members also include America’s Voice, Detention Watch Network, LA RED/Faith in Action, Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)-CASA, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA), Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), Make the Road New York (MRNY), FWD.us, Immigration Hub, Mijente, National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC), National Immigration Law Center (NILC), UndocuBlack Network, UnidosUS and UNITE HERE.
The newly-hired Campaign Director is Nathaly Arriola. A strategist who recently led the movement to impeach former President Trump as the Executive Director of Need to Impeach. Nathaly has played key roles in the Biden-Harris transition, Obama Administration, and the Senate.
“In the Oval Office, the bold work of a new day begins,” said United Farm Workers President Teresa Romero. “The president the UFW mobilized to elect sat down before a likeness of Cesar Chavez, a farm worker from the borderlands who knew tomorrow can be better if we stand together. And together, the work continues toward a permanent solution for undocumented farm workers and immigrants whose only place they know as home is here. ¡Si, Se Puede!”
“Farm workers nurture the country that they call home through their daily labor securing America’s food supply,” said UFW Foundation Executive Director Diana Tellefson Torres. “It is time that our nation acknowledges the contributions of immigrants. The Biden presidency brings new hope to millions of undocumented families who’ve suffered time and time again for the last four years and beyond. Our immigrant communities are ready for a permanent immigration legislative solution and they are ready to take action to win.”