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In Sioux City, Hundreds Protest Ugly Rhetoric and Bullying from Donald Trump

Yesterday, students in Sioux City, Iowa organized a protest of Donald Trump’s campaign appearance at West High School. Over 800 people showed up for the event: From Eastern to Western Iowa, a diverse crowd hoping to quiet Trump in Sioux City with a silent protest. “We are not going to stand for Trump being here … Continue reading »

Latino Rebels interviews Federico Peña About “My Country, My Vote”

Tomorrow, the Republican Presidential candidates will gather in Boulder, Colorado for their third debate. Before the debate, activists will hold a rally to stand against anti-immigrant rhetoric. From the “My Country, My Vote” website:  “A group of Latino leaders — including former Denver Mayor/U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Energy Federico Peña and over sixty state, … Continue reading »

Immigrant Rights Leaders Highlight the Real-life Consequences of Donald Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Campaign

Washington, DC – On a press call this afternoon, community leaders and immigration advocates highlighted how Donald Trump’s explicitly anti-immigrant and anti-Latino campaign is fostering a toxic climate with real life consequences. A Trump rally and event held in Miami this past weekend offered the latest disturbing reminder of the ugliness swirling around Trump’s presidential … Continue reading »

Iowa Students, Community Members Tell Superintendent To Follow His Own Anti-Bullying Policy And Cancel Trump Event

By allowing Donald Trump use of West High School in Sioux City, Iowa for a campaign rally tomorrow, Superintendent Paul Gausman is ignoring “his own anti-bullying policies for the sake of politics,” say students and local community leaders. “Many students and their families believe that the district’s bullying policy applies to all the district’s facilities … Continue reading »

Nearly 1,000 Sioux City Iowans Tell Superintendent To Stop Trump’s Appearance At A Local High School

After learning that Donald Trump is set make an appearance at a local Sioux City high school, nearly 1,000 community members have joined together to send a clear message to the Sioux City Community School District Superintendent: Trump’s hateful speech should have no place in our schools. “Most schools are working hard to try to … Continue reading »

#100Women100Miles To Keep Walking “For The 11 Million Undocumented People Still Excluded From Relief”

A new op-ed from Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, reminds us of the strength, courage, and inspiration we can draw from the 100 women who embarked on a 100 mile walk earlier this month to see Pope Francis in Washington, D.C. “As we journeyed from town to city, through heat and … Continue reading »

“Every Step You Took Was A Prayer”: 100 Women Complete 100 Mile Journey For Immigrant Families

100 women and their supporters ended their 100 mile walk at McPherson Square in Washington, D.C. last night, over one week after starting their trek at a detention center in York, Pennsylvania. The women — many embracing and in tears as they walked into the square to the sounds of cheers and applause — began their walk to call … Continue reading »

ICYMI: The “100 Women” Remind Us What Courage And Leadership Look Like On Immigration

In Midst of Ugly Anti-Immigrant Demagoguery by GOP Candidates, Immigrant Women Pilgrimaging to DC Inject Refreshing Dose of Morality into Immigration Debate As the GOP candidates continue to fill the airwaves with xenophobic rhetoric and anti-immigrant demagoguery, a courageous group of immigrant women is showing leadership in ways the Republican Party has not. On their … Continue reading »

Two Must-Read Pieces From The Incredible Women Walking 100 Miles To Greet Pope Francis In D.C.

The 100 women making the 100 mile pilgrimage from Pennsylvania to DC to greet Pope Francis are about a quarter of the way there — they were at mile 26, at last count — and two new pieces from recent days highlight the message of dignity and compassion the walkers want to share with both … Continue reading »