For Immediate Release: June 24, 2021
Thousands Take Part in We Can’t Wait Rally for Citizenship, Jobs, Health Care, and Climate Justice
Rally joined by Sen. Sanders, Sen. Markey, Rep. Jayapal and Rep. Garcia to amplify urgency of acting now
Washington, D.C. – Today, more than 1,000 people marched on Washington, D.C., renewing our demands for citizenship for undocumented people, climate justice, health care for all, and good jobs. The We Can’t Wait march called on Congress to enact bold, transformational legislation via budget reconciliation that improves the lives of millions of Americans.
The action was organized by a diverse coalition of groups including CASA, the Center for Popular Democracy, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, 32BJ SEIU, SPACEs in Action, NAKASEC, Community Change Action, FIRM Action, Make the Road New York, Make the Road New Jersey, OK Delaware, the Indigenous Environmental Network, in conjunction with the Real Recovery Now, Care Can’t Wait, Green New Deal Network, and We Are Home campaigns.
Bridgette Gomez, Campaign Director for the We Are Home Campaign:
“The momentum is behind us. In an incredible display of power, thousands of people made their voices heard loud and clear, calling on Congress to act now on the issues that impact millions of Americans. Members of Congress must use every tool at their disposal to ensure the change millions of people voted for in 2020, and we commend Sen. Sanders for including immigration with his reconciliation budget.
The We Can’t Wait campaign enthusiastically joins our partner organizations for today’s march that calls for climate justice, jobs, health care for all, and citizenship for undocumented immigrants, understanding that our fights for justice are intersectional. The American people are behind us.
We look forward to continuing to work with our progressive partners on continuing to press Congress to be bold because we can’t wait any longer.”
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.