Updates

WBT Celebrates Defeat of Republican Legislation Endangering Women and Immigrant Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 21, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668
bloewe@onpoint.pro

We Belong Together Celebrates Defeat of Republican Legislation Endangering Women and Immigrant Families, Urges Further Action from DHS

Washington, DC – Yesterday the United States Senate defeated Republican Senator David Vitter’s (R-LA) Trump Act, officially titled the “Stop Sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act,” (S. 2146) by a vote of 54-45. This bill, using an outdated and inhumane enforcement-only approach, sought to punish local communities who prioritized the safety and trust of community members.

We Belong Together Condemns S. 2146

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 19, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668
bloewe@onpoint.pro

We Belong Together Condemns S. 2146 and Urges U.S. Senators to Stand with Families Throughout the US and Vote No on Legislation that Destroys Community Trust in Law Enforcement and Tears Communities Apart

Rather than considering serious legislation that meaningfully addresses our flawed immigration system, the Senate is instead voting on extremist anti-immigrant proposals that only serve to undermine public safety.

We Belong Together Responds to Democratic Debate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2015

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B. Loewe, 773.791.4668
bloewe@onpoint.pro

Do Candidates Feel the Urgency Immigrant Families Face?

This past month 100 women from the We Belong Together campaign walked 100 miles in a pilgrimage to echo the Pope’s message of dignity for migrants, an act they are repeating on the 11th of each month for the next 11 months.

In reaction to the debate last night, representatives from the We Belong Together campaign issued the following statements:

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren to #100Women100Miles: You Tell the World Human Dignity Matters

"With each step of your 100 mile pilgrimage, you tell the world that human dignity matters, regardless of your immigration status or your gender." Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren of California shares a message of support for the 100 women walking 100 miles to welcome Pope Francis and echo his message of dignity for migrants.

Who better to fight than a group of women?

Today we recognize that although we are focusing on the suffering of immigrants, we also know that our African-American brothers and sisters are suffering and struggling for justice. On our fifth day of this Pilgrimage we are spending the night in Baltimore and using this opportunity to fortify bonds between the movement for migrant justice and the movement for racial justice. It is an opportunity for us to learn from one another and share our common hopes and dreams. In this spirit, we asked people to reflect on their experiences with law enforcement:

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