Tag Archives: Mobilization

Urgent Action at Regional Transportation Center!!!

Thursday, March 22nd 12:00pm

This Thursday, in conjunction with our friends from the Rapid Response Network in Rochester, we will be planning a coordinated and urgent action to address U.S. Custom and Border Protection’s racist profiling and harassment of community members on the buses at the Regional Transportation. We will have more details and specifics for you tomorrow but we just wanted to be sure to put this on your radar ASAP! Please let me know if you are able to join us for a lunch time action on Thursday!

EMERGENCY ALERT: Evicted Farmworkers Need Housing in Auburn ASAP!

Hello friends,

Two families who worked and lived at Melrose Farm in Auburn New York are in need of housing. They lost their employer provided housing because it was in such a horrific, dangerous, and in uninhabitable state, that code enforcement just condemned it, leaving 5 children and two mothers without a place to live. The employer has received numerous warnings and requests from code enforcement and from workers to address the housing and unfortunately, rather than do so, he has chosen to be negligent which has forced the families into homelessness. The employer has told workers to stop inviting and speaking to two ESL teachers who have been supporting them with the housing and raising the fact that the workers are being sub minimum wages which is of course illegal. This violates the opinion and guidelines from the Attorney General’s office that says that farmworkers are permitted to have visitors as they choose. Essentially, the employer wants workers to not be empowered to know their rights and to take action to address the injustices on the farm.

We are reaching out to you all to see if you could reach out to your networks in Auburn to see if there are community members that could provide emergency housing for the 5 children and, 2 mothers. The fathers have found work in Auburn, and their new job provides housing for them, but not for their families. Also, the children have just enrolled in school, so to make sure their education and lives are not interrupted, the families need to stay in Auburn.

In addition to the housing needs, we are also in the process of planning an action today (or at the latest tomorrow) to hold the employer accountable and to get justice for the workers who have lost their housing so please be on stand by. We will send out details very soon.

If you have any leads on housing please email Nikeeta at nslade@workerscentercny.org.

Thanks for your solidarity and support.

Protest Border Patrol at Regional Transportation Center 11/17

Friday, Nov. 17th at 4pm
Protest Border Patrol at the Regional Transportation Center

Border Patrol continues to harass and detain people at the Regional Transportation Center. This Friday the Syracuse Rapid Response team will be continuing to speak out against this injustice in our community! Join the RR team this Friday! Bring your signs!

The William F. Walsh Regional Transportation Center is the site of regular sweeps by ICE and Border Patrol, in which local residents are profiled, harassed, and intimidated, community members are detained, and families are separated. The Syracuse Rapid Response Team and our allies will protest to draw attention to these actions, to demonstrate our determination to protect our neighbors, and to put the government on notice that the Syracuse community is watching.

Inhuman policies at RTC are representative of a larger policy approach in the current administration that is also operating through the “travel ban” which targets Muslims who are twice terrorized by this brutal policy. The first time is when innocent civilians in countries largely populated by Muslims are victimized by US bombs (all these countries are under drone attack by the US and Saudi Arabia). The list of those not welcome here is growing and growing. Who will be next?

As we came together at the airport in January, as we came together against Islamophobia on June 10, and as we most recently came together at the RTC on July 8, we again come together to say No ban, No wall, our vision of America is to welcome all.

Link to Facebook Event Here

Mobilizing to Demand #CleanDREAMAct Now! 12/06

REGISTER HERE

Date and Time: Wed, December 6, 2017 5:00 AM – 10:00 PM EST

New York State Pick-Up Locations: Hudson Valley, Long Island, New York City, Rochester, and Syracuse

COST: $15* – this includes roundtrip transportation and lunch
Individuals who are unable to pay $15 due to financial hardship should contact Fmadi@nyic.org

Please join the NYIC and our members across New York State on DECEMBER 6th, 2017 as we mobilize on buses to Washington D.C. to support a #CleanDREAM Act. The NYIC has been in the streets and in the halls of congress fighting for immigrant NY – join us to mobilize to Washington D.C. so Congress hears New York loud and clear: “DREAMers and their families are WELCOME HERE!

QUESTIONS:
For general questions or inquiries please contact: Francis Madi at Fmadi@nyic.org

You can also contact your closest Member Engagement team member:
New York City: Carlene Pinto at cpinto@nyic.org.
Hudson Valley: Charlotte Gossett Navarro at cgossett@nyic.org
Western NY: Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar at mzaldivar@nyic.org
Central NY: Fabiola Ortiz Valdez at Fortiz@nyic.org

Sign up for our text services: TEXT “NYIC” TO 864237 to be ready to mobilize!

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El 6 de diciembre de 2017, NYIC estará movilizando a cientos de miembros y aliados de todo el Estado de Nueva York a Washington DC. Nos uniremos a nuestros aliados a nivel nacional para marchar y luchar por nuestros NY DREAMers y beneficiarios de TPS.

BUSES:
Los buses saldran de diferentes partes del estado incluyendo el Hudson Valley, Long Island, New York City (varios condados), Rochester y Syracuse.

HORA:

Los buses saldran el 6 de Diciembre* a las horas indicadas arriba y regresaran a sus destinos originales en NY aproximadamente a las 9:00pm.

*Los buses que salgan del oeste y del centro del estado, saldran a las 4:30pm del dia anterior al evento, 5 de Diciembre.

COSTO:
$15 – Incluye transporte y almuerzo. Hay becas disponibles para los que no puedan pagar. Comunicase con FMadi@nyic.org

PREGUNTAS:
Para preguntas generales contacte a Francis Madi at Fmadi@nyic.org

Tambien puedes contactar a tu miembro local de NYIC:
New York City: Carlene Pinto, cpinto@nyic.org
Hudson Valley: Charlotte Gossett Navarro, cgossett@nyic.org
Western NY: Meghan Maloney de Zaldivar, mzaldivar@nyic.org
Central NY: Fabiola Ortiz Valdez, Fortiz@nyic.org

Para mantenerte informado, escribe un mensaje de texto “NYIC” al numero 864237.

Gracias por ponerse de pie y luchar por nuestro #ImmigrantNY.

 

Mobilization to support DACA/TPS in Washington, D.C. 12/05-12/06

December 5th-6th
Mobilization to support DACA/TPS in Washington, D.C.
Along with our friends at the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), we are preparing for another mobilization in Washington D.C., this time to stop the attacks on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and TPS (Temporary Protected Status). Let’s be sure to send a message to congress that we want a clean DREAM Act with no strings attached and that the TPS program needs to be stay! Please email Nikeeta nslade@workerscentercny.org if you would like to go to the mobilization. Transportation will be provided but we just need to know how many people to plan for so pelase be sure to RSVP!