Victory! Earlier this week, a federal court in New York blocked the Trump administration’s public charge wealth test, citing the urgency of the pandemic. These rules allow the government to deny permanent residency or admission to immigrants who officials believe are likely to use public benefits.
While this is great news, it’s likely now headed to the Supreme Court, which voted 5-4 in January to allow the Trump administration to begin implementing these new wealth test rules. Regardless of the outcome, #PeopleLikeUs will keep fighting for and supporting our fellow immigrants and people of color—just as we’ve done this entire pandemic.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Trump is going after immigrants and their families. This week, however, he did that AND defied the Supreme Court by releasing a memo along with the Department of Homeland Security, which detailed plans to unlawfully dismantle the program piece by piece.
#PeopleLikeUs won’t stand for this heinous act. We’ll continue to fight for the more than 700,000 Dreamers who have built their lives and families in the U.S. and make sure their home is here. (For more info on this, click here.)
We can think of no more important action than voting. Especially after Trump suggested trying to postpone Election Day, let’s show that people like us are ready to make our voices heard on November 3rd.
Check your voter registration status, register to vote, and make a plan to vote today. Once you know your plan and registration status, share it with your network and tag us using our handles and #ReadytoVote!
Can you believe it? We’re now less than 100 days away from Election Day. That means one thing: It’s crunch time.
#PeopleLikeUs can change the outcome of elections up and down the ballot, but only if we can safely organize, mobilize, and vote. To that end, we hosted the Tea on Democracy webinar on Wednesday to learn how we can help our communities own their political power and win in November. A lot of great information was shared—thanks to Chuck Rocha, Ghida Dagher, and Alejandra Gomez—so if you missed it, you should definitely check it out!
Next week, we’re excited to kick off Self Care for Womxn Leading the Revolution, a two-part series on self care for womxn of color. Between COVID-19, ongoing protests and organizing for justice, and daily stressors, self care is more important than ever for us as individuals and for our movement.
Join us on Wednesday, August 5 at 5 pm ET for part one of the series and a conversation with New York State Assemblymember Catalina Cruz, Rebecca Dominguez, and Diamellia Williams on the stresses womxn of color face, especially as elected officials and advocates. Then, on Friday, August 7 at 5 pm ET, join Retha Fernandez and Shana Gladden to learn how you can identify and manage stressors in a healthy way, even with everything going on. Remember self care isn’t selfish—it’s a necessity!
Last but not least, on Wednesday, August 12 at 2 pm ET, we’re excited to partner with Church World Service, one of the nine refugee resettlement agencies in the United States, for a conversation on how refugee leaders are stepping into key roles to create an inclusive democracy and standing up for our communities during COVID-19. Covering everything from local actions and organizing to ongoing campaigns to help make #RefugeesWelcome more than a hashtag, this will be a can’t-miss discussion. Be one of our first attendees—sign up today!