In partnership with the New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), Firm Action and the members of the We Are Home Campaign are proud to kick off The March to Victory: Relay Across America in Syracuse on April 15, 2021, as part of a nationwide effort to demand a roadmap to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. On the heels of the historic win in New York for the Fund for Excluded Workers to provide payments for undocumented workers left out of pandemic relief, the nation must continue to work towards an inclusive COVID recovery for all in order to ensure we all get through the crisis.
On Thursday, the Central New York members of NYIC will begin Marching to Victory at the James M. Hanley Federal Building, where they will demand that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer fight for justice and guarantee citizenship for our immigrant communities. The march will then move towards the Syracuse offices of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) where marchers will demand relief from all ICE activities. According to CNYVitals, Syracuse has welcomed over 7,000 refugees in the past decade, a growing population that enhances the city’s economic development and diverse neighborhoods. The rally will end at Congressmen John Katko’s office with a call for his commitment to passing the Citizenship Act for Essential Workers through the Budget Reconciliation.
The Relay Across America consists of community-led efforts made up of in-person and virtual events. On March 17, the national relay kicked off in Washington DC. Through May 1, subsequent events will take place across the country. The relay aims to unite communities throughout the nation to call for a humane immigration system that protects the 11 million undocumented immigrants, including essential workers, DACA and TPS holders, and those who don’t currently have a pathway to citizenship.
FIRM Action and the members of the We Are Home campaign demand swift follow through and decisive action. More on the Relay Across America here: firmaction.org/march-to-victory
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Meeting at the James M. Hanley Federal Building at 100 S. Clinton Street,
Marching over to ICE’s office on South Salina Street, and finally stopping at Congressmen Katko’s Office at 440 S. Warren Street.
- New York Immigration Coalition
- Workers’ Center of Central New York
- Syracuse Immigrant and Refugee Defense Network
- Syracuse Party for Socialism and Liberation
- Syracuse DSA
- Women’s March Syracuse
- Syracuse Peace Council
- Social Action Ministry of the Syracuse Catholic Diocese
- Urban Jobs Task Force