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No Dream, No deal! Last push for a Clean Dream Act!

Friday December 22 from 12-1pm meet at the Worker’s center

Let’s canvass Katko’s neighborhood!

Now that DACA has ended, we need a solution urgently, and we are demanding that our elected officials include the Clean Dream Act in the spending budget before going home for the holidays.
It is absolutely critical that Congress passes a Clean Dream Act! Let’s ask Katko to keep his promise to ensure a solution for our undocumented brothers and sisters by the end of the year.

We will meet at the WCCNY office and drive to Camilus together to drop off some lawn signs!!

Also be sure to call Katko’s D.C. and regional offices Wednesday, Dec. 20th, and Thursday, Dec. 21st to tell him to keep his promise to ensure that a CLEAN Dream Act is passed by the end of the year. Sign up for a time to call here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_lzCNKdOWe_Pbd2wSCSxWK4-srhMHo6hHoMlPWOBijcJbkw/viewform

Only $265 Away From Rebecca’s #GivingTuesday Goal!!!!!

Hi friends, thanks for all the donations for this fundraising campaign! Your donation will be put to good use: We do outreach to visit farmworkers all over Upstate and Central NY, provide trainings and workshops so workers can organize and fight back unjust working conditions and are at the forefront of the struggle for dignity, respect and sanctuary for immigrants and refugees. More than anytime organizations like the Workers’ Center of CNY need to exist and thrive and you are doing your part with your donations and volunteer work. Muchas gracias!
Recently we were able to hire two more staff: one full time and one part time and that was only posible thanks to your support.
Please help me to get to $1000, we are now at $700. The funds we raise will allow us to have money to pay for transportation, expenses related to trainings and advocacy and much more. Mil gracias!

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Preparing for Plowshares (Gallery)

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Thank you to all the members and friends of the Workers’ Center who helped us to make crafts and prepare for Plowshares Festival in Syracuse. Come to see us today and tomorrow and Nottingham High School! Gracias a todos los … Continue reading

Workers’ Center at Plowshares this Weekend!! 11am-5pm

Come visit the Workers’ Center of CNY today at Plowshares at Nottingham High School. We are selling handmade revolutionary women banners, buttons, bracelets, t shirts and more! We’re here until 5pm today!

Rally Against Grad Tax Hikes 11/29

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The Republican tax plan would be absolutely devastating for grad students. Categorizing tuition waivers as taxable income—while also ending many important tax waivers—is an attack on our livelihoods and an attack on the accessibility of higher education to low income students, women, LGBQT students, disabled students, and students of color.

Grad students from Syracuse University will rally together to condemn this proposal and all that it represents. We will further call on our institutions to commit to concrete contingency plans in case the Republican senate prevails in passing this harmful legislation.

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Link to Facebook Event Here

SIGN AND CIRCULATE PETITION TO DEFEND GRADUATE EMPLOYEES AT SYRACUSE

Empty chairs at the dinner table: Undocumented Thanksgiving 11/21

Immigrant community and supporters of a Clean Dream Act and farmworkers rights will gather around a table with empty chairs representing the tens of thousands of families across the country who will be missing loved ones because their families have been ripped apart by deportation and a broken immigration system.

We will gather in front of Congressman John Katko’s office in Syracuse to demand he supports a Clean Dream Act and speak up for farmworkers rights.

Each day from now until March 5, 2018, approximately 122 people will lose their DACA protection. Congressman Katko, the time to take action is NOW.

In New York thousands of farmworkers work long hours to bring food to the table. We will give them thanks and speak up for their right to dignified working conditions and against an expansion of the H2A program. Farmworkers need protection from racist immigration enforcement not indented servitude kind of programs like H2A.

United We Dream and Workers’ Center of CNY organize with the support of local Central NY organizations.

Link to the Facebook Event Here

Link to the Livestream of the Event Here and Here

Link to United We Dreams Livestream Coverage

UPDATE: BG’s Saloon Workers Campaign a Success!!

This has almost 5 THOUSAND signatures and I can’t thank you guys enough. We were just awarded our ENTIRE pay in 2 increments! My staff and I can finally rid our hands of this company and start moving on and picking up the pieces in full!

#SpeakOut

I will never apologize for being outspoken. It’s gotten me extremely far in life. Thank you to my friends on and off Facebook who helped my staff and I get to where we are now and everyone else who signed our petition. You’re aren’t unnoticed.

If you’ve been mistreated by your restaurant employer and need some support, reach out to the Restaurant Opportunities Center (www.rocunited.org) and they’ll be able to help you out as well.

Thank you once again! Have a nice day!

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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