In a tragic attack last night, six Asian women were murdered in Atlanta, Georgia. Sadly, this comes after a year of increased hate and harassment against the Asian-American community, in-part fueled by dangerous rhetoric from right-wing commentators and politicians like Donald Trump. According to Stop AAPI Hate, there have been nearly 3800 incidents of anti-Asian… Continue »

America needs to protect all essential workers, and to legalize undocumented essential workers   Last week, a nitrogen leak at a poultry plant in Gainesville, GA killed six workers and injured many others. A follow-up New York Times story by Richard Fausset and Miriam Jordan, “A Georgia Chicken Town Reels After a Plant Disaster,” captures why… Continue »

You can listen to a recording of the call here. Following a flurry of Day One announcements — six executive orders, a moratorium on deportations, and a legislative proposal to create a new roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in America — leaders of membership organizations in the immigrant justice movement and… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, Georgia organizers discussed their efforts that led to record-breaking voter turnout from BIPOC communities, which delivered the control of the Senate to the Democratic party with the historic wins of Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the Georgia Senate. Organizers’ efforts to register and… Continue »

La organización continua en comunidades de color marcó la diferencia   Washington, DC – La victoria de Raphael Warnock y el posible triunfo de Jon Ossoff en las contiendas electorales para el Senado en Georgia dicen mucho sobre el futuro de la política estadounidense y de la política migratoria en nuestra nación. El cambio político… Continue »

Yesterday, thanks to the longstanding organizing efforts by and of communities of color, Georgia voters showed up in incredible numbers and tipped the scales towards a Democrat majority in the Senate. Here are some of our favorite posts about this historic win: Friendly reminder that Ossoff and Warnock both ran with a pro immigrant platform… Continue »

Today, thanks to the longstanding organizing efforts by and of communities of color, Georgia voters will have the chance to cast their ballot in the highly-anticipated Senate runoff election. Many voter mobilization efforts have centered on the rejection of anti-immigrant policies emanating from the Trump administration and Republican members of Congress, which could help tip… Continue »

Early voting began Monday in Georgia ahead of the January runoff elections. Longstanding organizing efforts by and of communities of color have built political power over time and could prove decisive in the twin senatorial races that culminate in January. The multiracial electorate in Georgia highlights the role of AAPI, Latino, Black and Native American… Continue »

Building relationships with and mobilizing voters of color key for Democratic victories in Georgia Senate races Ahead of the January runoff elections, attention to the growing new multiracial electorate in Georgia highlights the role of AAPI, Latino, Black, and Native American voters who helped flip Georgia for the Democrats in the presidential election and will… Continue »

2,600 Georgians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are working in essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation, according to data released this week by the Center for American Progress. They are literally risking their own lives to save ours. Yet Georgia’s two Republican Senators, Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, have done nothing to help… Continue »