Advocates and directly impacted community members will come together at Foley Square on Monday, July 18th to get out the vote and rally against our failed systems of justice and call for unity to incite change with just four months to go before the Presidential elections. We'll be launching the New York Immigration Coalition’s Immigrants Vote! Campaign on the heels of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Join Us!
This year’s Immigrants Vote launch comes at a time of great mourning and crisis for black, immigrant, and LGBTQ communities. With four months to go before the Presidential election, communities of color across the U.S are looking to our leaders to address the complex issues facing immigrants, black people, and other communities of color. We launch our efforts to mobilize communities to vote with the acknowledgement that we need justice and accountability for the systemic failures facing black and immigrant communities.
This rally is a call for justice and accountability and to get out the vote through the launch of the Immigrants Vote! Campaign.
JOIN US TO:
Protest ICE Raids
Call for an End to Racial Profiling and Police Brutality
Get Out the Vote
Speakers & Organizations Include: (List in formation)
- Bakary Tandia, African Services Committee
- Linda Sarsour, Arab American Association of New York
- Constance Malcolm, Mother of Ramarley Graham
- Benjamin Ndugga-Kabuye, Black Alliance for Just Immigration
- Bertha Lewis, The Black Institute
- James Hong, Minkwon Center for Community Action
#Vote4Justice #BlackLivesMatter #ImmigrantsVote
“The Korean American community is very tight-knit. From the outside it can sometimes look like inwardness or selfishness, but it’s primarily based on survival. When you’re an immigrant, feeding your children and paying your rent comes before integrating with society. And the support to do those things normally comes from within the community. For Korean Americans, the community mainly revolves around the church. Korean immigrants will go to church even if they aren’t religious. Because that’s where the community is. It’s where people speak their language. It’s where they can find information, and a network, and jobs, and people to cook them meals when they’re sick. It can sometimes seem like an unwillingness to integrate. But the closeness of the community is really about trying to survive.”
James is the Executive Director of the MinKwon Center for Community Action 민권센터 in Flushing Queens, which seeks to educate and organize marginalized members of the Korean American community.