La protesta popular contra las políticas antiinmigrantes y antitrabajadores de Donald Trump se amplía y desde ayer ha empezado a tener en su objetivo a empresas que hacen posible su agenda con sus inversiones o alineándose con la Administración. Click here to read the rest of this article.
NATIONAL – On May 1st, community members around the country will stand together in resistance to the Trump administration’s attack on immigrants and working people. Partnership for Working Families will be on strike and in the streets to demonstrate its solidarity and support for the acceptance and respect of all communities. Below is a statement from Partnership for Working Families Executive Director Nikki Fortunato Bas:
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.
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:
Children drinking lead contaminated water, dams cracking and nearly collapsing, high-speed rail projects sitting stalled while highways fall into disrepair; this is what has become of America’s once gleaming infrastructure. And this is to say nothing of the more visionary projects — including universal access to broadband, childcare or green energy and transit — that have been largely abandoned as distant pipe dreams. Click here to read the rest of this article.
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”
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.
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.
Most parents aren't very happy when their children bring home a report card with anything less than a C-. They'll be even less encouraged by the near-failing grade awarded to the nation's school facilities Thursday by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Click here to read the rest of this article.
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: