February 9, 2018
In the past two weeks, the Jewish community has led over two dozen actions across the country as part of the #LetMyPeopleStay campaign for a clean Dream Act.
I am so proud of how we showed up again and again with our allies, even as Congress failed to protect young immigrants once more. While it’s increasingly frustrating to predict what Congressional leadership will do, it’s still very clear what we have to do — remain resilient, celebrate our progress, and keep fighting until justice is real.
Here’s a snapshot of what the Jewish movement for Dreamers looked like just this Wednesday:
In the morning — A rally at Senator Schumer’s office in New York.
In the afternoon — A phone bank in Massachusetts. A Jewish-led vigil at the ICE offices in San Francisco. Joining the National Day of Action in Washington, DC with Rep. Keith Ellison, United We Dream, CASA, Make the Road, Women’s March, Center for Popular Democracy, and more.
In the evening — Jewish-led rallies at Senator Toomey’s office in Philadelphia and Representative Royce’s office in Orange County, CA.
This is incredible. After the 2016 election, Bend the Arc launched the Moral Minyan project with the goal to empower Jewish communities in every corner of the country with the tools, skills, and courage to take prophetic local action. Let My People Stay is a testament to a year of organizing, education, and solidarity from one end of the country to the other.