For Immediate Release: July 13, 2021
We Are Home Joins SEIU and National Domestic Workers Alliance in Call for Bold and Transformative Action on Jobs, Care and Citizenship
Washington, D.C. – Today, SEIU and the National Domestic Workers Alliance launched a day of action with a series of public events rolling out East Coast to West Coast across the country calling on Congress and the White House to move on bold, transformative legislation that provides jobs, care and citizenship to millions of people.
The Care Can’t Wait day of action included the Care is Essential march in Washington, DC and the Communities of Care launch event, a tour of an interactive art installation, food trucks, live music and more. The event at our nation’s capital was one of 40 actions taking place across the country on the same day as part of a national day of action led by care workers and consumers demanding action from Congress to pass the American Jobs Plan and American Families Plan.
Bridgette Gomez, Campaign Director for the We Are Home Campaign issued the following statement:
The We Are Home campaign is proud to stand with SEIU, the National Domestic Workers Alliance and people across the country today in our collective call for bold action that improves the lives of millions of Americans, by providing good jobs, care and citizenship to millions of people who have helped us through the Covid-19 pandemic.”
To Build Back Better we have to make sure everyone is included, and we will fight to ensure that immigrant families are included in the recovery package Democrats are gearing up to enact this year. A pathway to citizenship for young immigrants, TPS holders and essential workers is popular among the American people, and our communities can’t wait any longer.
It is a moral failure that today, in America, millions of immigrant workers are considered ‘essential’ and ‘deportable’ at the same time and it’s time for us, as a grateful nation, to step up to the moment and recommit ourselves to citizenship and democracy.
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.