Partnership Blog & News

Jamie Way | April 21, 2017

Planning Your Protest Against Wall & Detention Profiteering

The below are general suggestions for planning your action. Anyone planning an action should make sure you are familiar with local laws and regulations, including those related to trespass, that might inform your planning and action. For help, the ACLU and National Lawyers Guild are great resources and have local chapters in many places.

Jamie Way | April 18, 2017

Partnership for Working Families submitted the following letter in support of AB 1008.

The Honorable Tony Thurmond
Chair, Assembly Committee on Labor & Employment
Re: AB 1008 (Fair Chance Act) — SUPPORT

Dear Assemblymember Thurmond:

Jamie Way | March 28, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 28, 2017

Just days before the preliminary border wall bids are to be submitted,

More Than Forty Civil Rights, Immigration, Labor & Community Groups Urge Companies Not to Bid on Border Wall Contract

Groups call on companies to publicly commit not to profit from multi-billion dollar “symbol of racism & xenophobia”

Jamie Way | March 28, 2017

The following letter was sent to contractors of major construction firms.

To Whom It May Concern:

We, as a broad coalition of organizations dedicated to the advancement of racial justice and a fair economy, write to urge your company to publicly commit not to participate in or support the design or construction of the US-Mexico border wall.

Jamie Way | March 24, 2017

Earlier this month, the Trump administration began the process of looking for contractors to build the border wall. More than 500 companies have reportedly already shown interest in designing and building prototypes of the wall and the wall itself. Many of these companies also build projects in our cities and states. We must stop those who seek to profit from dividing families from getting our tax dollars at the local level.

Jamie Way | March 9, 2017

Today, the American Society of Civil Engineers' released their 2017 infrastructure report card. The United States again received an average grade of D+, holding steady but not improving since the last grade in 2013. Below is a statement from Partnership for Working Families Executive Director Nikki Fortunato Bas:

Jamie Way | March 1, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2017

Jamie Way | March 1, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2017

Jamie Way | February 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 27, 2017

Ahead of Trump’s address in which he is expected to outline an infrastructure plan,

Jamie Way | February 15, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Partnership for Working Families Statement on Puzder's Defeat

NATIONAL – Today Donald Trump's nominee for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his candidacy after it became clear he would not be approved. His withdrawal is the result of mounting pressure from working people across the country, who urged their Senators to oppose the Hardee's and Carl's Jr. executive. Below is Partnership for Working Families Executive Director Nikki Fortunato Bas’ statement:

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