Thanks to the efforts of people like NAL alumna Catalina Cruz, a former DREAMer and recently elected New York State Assemblywoman, New York is now the 13th state to expand access to driver’s licenses, regardless of immigration status. It’s a major victory for #PeopleLikeUs and a rebuke of the anti-immigrant policies sweeping the nation. Now, undocumented New Yorkers will be able to come out of the shadows and move freely around the state without fear.
President Trump’s hatred toward immigrants knows no bounds. Since taking office, he has instituted a Muslim Ban, ripped families apart at the southern border, taken food and housing away from vulnerable communities that need it most, and rescinded protections for DACA and TPS recipients who call America home. Now, he’s threatened to deport millions of undocumented immigrants starting next week in coordinated ICE raids. It’s yet another move to rile up his base, stoke hate and discrimination and put fear into the hearts of immigrants working to provide a better life for themselves and their families.
Want to help put an end to this administration’s daily assault on people like us? Then join us in Washington, D.C. for our Ready to Win training! You’ll learn how to run for office and win or get the skills needed to become the next great campaign manager. There’s less than one week left to apply so don’t delay!
Expanding voter protections. Taking dark money out of politics. Eliminating partisan gerrymandering. These are just a few of the things H.R. 1, the For the People Act, will do to help #PeopleLikeUs take back our political power. But because of Senate Leader Mitch McConnell’s lack of political courage, this bill is stuck in the Senate. Sign our petition now and demand that he take action and bring this legislation to a vote! Together, we can make democracy reform a reality.
Last week, we organized a civil rights trip through Georgia and Alabama with over a dozen progressive New American elected officials. Joined by partners and local leaders, this experience brought the rich civil rights history of the South to life through visits to sites like the Edmund Pettus Bridge and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Rooted in this powerful experience, our New American leaders are now committed to creating legislation that protects our rights and civil liberties in their home communities across the country.
Check out the highlights from our trip and learn more about the elected officials and partners who helped make this trip a reality.
Want to attend Netroots Nation in Philadelphia next month for free? We’ve got a limited number of volunteer passes to give away, and one of them could be yours! Come staff the registration table, help with set-up, and meet New American leaders like Raaheela Ahmed, Deqa Dhalac, and Hodan Hassan who have been fearless in their quest to create a more inclusive, representative democracy! Send us an email or message us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook for more details.