Event Date: May 18, 2021

Contact: press@wearehome.us

UPDATE: Nationwide Lobby Day: “Citizenship Now, This Is The Year”

May 18: Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer and members of Congress to join major events to echo call for citizenship for immigrants

Updates Highlighted Below

Washington, DC – On Tuesday, May 18, the We Are Home campaign to win a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants is coordinating an ambitious Spring Lobby Day 2021 virtual fly-in with two events that are open to press. The event marks the continued escalation of the public support needed to win transformative immigration reform – including a path to citizenship – this year in this Congress.

Hundreds will participate as impacted individuals, DACA recipients, TPS and DED holders, farmworkers, essential workers and their allies in faith, labor and the pro-immigrant movement organize more than 80 meetings with legislators and staff, from both sides of the aisle. At least 75 organizations across the country are participating in meetings during the day. The meetings are focused on building support for legalizing immigrants through the reconciliation process with Democratic Leadership in both Houses, moderate Senate Democrats and others with a straightforward message: “Citizenship Now, This Year!”


  • 12:00 noon ET (Open To Press): Citizenship for Essential Workers Virtual Luncheon program with Members of Congress, faith leaders, community leaders, and essential workers on the need to build a path to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders, farm workers and other essential workers.

    • Including (confirmed): Speaker Nancy Pelosi, CHC Chair Rep. Ruiz (D-CA-36), CAPAC Chair Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA-27), United Farmworkers (UFW) President Teresa Romero, UFW President Emeritus Arturo Rodriguez, UndocuBlack Network Executive Director Patrice Lawrence, as well as clergy leaders and essential workers.

    • Host/MC: Angelica Salas, Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

    • The virtual luncheon will be live streamed at bit.ly/wahlunch.

    • Press should RSVP for more details at press@wearehome.us

  • 6:00 pm ET (Open to Press): Virtual Rally & Community Celebration

    • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA) will be among those speaking.

    • Hear from impacted individuals and families about what legalization will mean for them and why they are fighting to make their voices heard.

    • Leaders of the We Are Home campaign and the 75+ organizations participating.

    • We may even have a few celebrities!

    • The virtual rally will be live streamed at bit.ly/wahrally.

    • Press should RSVP for more details at press@wearehome.us

  • Throughout the Day (Closed to Press): More than 80 virtual lobby visits with lawmakers and staff in both chambers of Congress

Note: Immigrants from across the country will be telling their stories and speaking up for themselves along with allies and advocates. We will try to identify stories and speakers from your local area to interview or have as guests before, after or during Tuesday’s events. Contact press@wearehome.us for more information.

We Are Home is a nationwide campaign to fight for immigrant communities on three fronts: prioritizing and demanding a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America; a moratorium and overhaul of interior enforcement; and broad affirmative relief from deportation. We Are Home is co-chaired by Community Change/Community Change Action; National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)/Care in Action; Service Employees International Union (SEIU); United Farm Workers/UFW Foundation; and United We Dream.