March for Immigration Reform in Washington DC this Sunday!
By Jacqueline Mumbey*
This Sunday, March 21st, activists from all walks of life will be gathering in Washington DC to take part in the March for America. March for America is a commitment towards immigration reform and economic justice for all Americans. According to the March’s website, this gathering is a challenge to U.S. political leaders to adopt a vision of a nation in which
immigrants and native-born U.S. citizens [work] shoulder to shoulder to achieve better wages, working conditions, and labor protections,…[not to mention a America] that’s back to work, with a fair balance between main street and wall street.
If you’re in DC this weekend, hit the streets and join the march! Two of NCRW’s member centers will be there: Ms. Foundation and Legal Momentum. Whether or not you are able to make it to the march, now is the time to learn more about immigration rights and reform in the U.S. NCRW’s network is a great place to start. Start with our fact sheets and policy briefs on immigration right here on the Big Five site. Educate yourself about the Child Citizenship Protection Act and DREAM Act. Read The Opportunity Agenda’s shared narrative for immigration messaging. Also see the Chicana/Latina Research Center, the Southwest Women’s Law Center and the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program at the University of Illinois of Urbana-Champaign. Finally, the Women's Media Center has compiled a robust set of links connecting family values and immigration reform:
- “Though majority of immigrant women in ICE detention are pregnant by rape, abortion is no option”
- “Detained migrant women shackled during childbirth”
- “Immigration Quandary: A Mother Torn From Her Baby”
- “New Study Finds Immigration Policies Hurt Kids”
- “Torn Apart, Families Struggle To Stay Together”
- “Births to Minorities Are Approaching Majority in U.S.”
*Jacqueline Mumbey is a Communications interns with the National Council for Research on Women and a recent graduate of City College with a master’s in international affairs.