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Free Turkeys! Just In Time For Republican National Convention

Thomas Kennedy

July 19, 2016 at 1:09 pm

Photo credits to Amanda via Flickr Creative Commons. Originally published on The Huffington Post.  A friend of mine recalls going outside of her office in South Miami one morning only to encounter a Thanksgiving turkey give-away hosted by the group Libre Initiative, which was handing out the holiday staple to members of the community. It […]

After Supreme Court Immigration Ruling, Latinos Have a Moral Duty to Fight Back In November

Thomas Kennedy

June 24, 2016 at 10:45 am

Originally published on the Huffington Post.  Millions of hardworking families across this country have been anxiously waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on President Obama’s plan to provide deportation relief to undocumented immigrants in this country. On Thursday, with one simple sentence, the justices crushed the hopes and dreams of those families: “The judgment […]

Immigrants Are the (Not-So) Secret Weapon in the Race for President

Thomas Kennedy

June 8, 2016 at 2:05 pm

Originally published on The Huffington Post.  Knocking on a stranger’s door and asking them to register to vote is a strange experience. In a diverse city like Miami where one can find someone from any nationality or political background behind that door, it can be both a rewarding experience and a challenging one. It can […]

Opinion: The US Supreme Court Has a Moral Duty to Stand By Immigrant Families

Thomas Kennedy

May 19, 2016 at 2:19 pm

Originally published on Fox New Latino.  My dad has always been a towering figure in my life. At 6’3 he has always stood taller than me and I’ve always looked up to him as an example of iron willpower and determination. I grew up watching him wake up at 7 a.m. every day, only to […]

This May Day, We Fight to Keep Our Families Together

Thomas Kennedy

April 29, 2016 at 2:32 pm

Originally published on The Huffington Post.  Growing up undocumented was a stressful experience. I lived with the nagging fear that any little mistake, any circumstantial event that found me in the wrong place at the wrong time, could potentially end with the deportation of my parents and I and everything we had worked so hard […]

Two Gatherings For Democracy

Guest Blogger

April 11, 2016 at 5:32 pm

Written by Center for Community Change Writing Fellow Darryl Lorenzo Wellington. Originally published on the Jobs with Justice Blog. 2016 has been a particularly volatile election season. The winds of change have swept through the electorate. Both parties have experienced “revolutions” by a voter electorate frustrated by traditional party politics and stagnated legislative action. It’s […]

The GOP Translator

Community Change Action

August 5, 2015 at 4:50 pm

The media’s been all over Donald Trump lately for saying every crazy thing that pops into his head—that immigrants are rapists and thieves, that laziness is a trait of the blacks, that President Obama’s birth certificate is fake—and he never misses an opportunity to remind anyone who will listen about his most important traits—namely that he’s “really rich” […]

Help the Salazar Family

Guest Blogger

July 16, 2014 at 11:45 am

Our broken system separates 1,100 families a day. Right now, Angel’s dad is in detention — they could be separated at any moment. Please listen to their plea for help and take action. Call (202) 732-4262 and tell the ICE public advocate to keep Leonel Salazar with his family in Arkansas and STOP his deportation.

Lessons from the 2013 immigration reform battle

Guest Blogger

July 2, 2014 at 11:11 am

This blog was originally posted on the Netroots Foundation website. Olivia Chow, Digital Campaign Manager at the Center for Community Change, and Emilia Gutierrez, Digital Director of Reform Immigration for America, will be hosting a training session at the upcoming Netroots Nation conference (July 17-20 in Detroit, Michigan.) The session, titled “Stories from the field: […]

#WeEndPIC – We End the Prison Industrial Complex

Olivia Chow

June 24, 2014 at 11:56 am

Last week, the Center for Community Change, in partnership with Nation Inside, gathered more than 100 activists in Detroit for a national strategy meeting to end mass incarceration. Below is a Storify post highlighting a few important moments from this great event. [<a href=”//” target=”_blank”>View the story “#WeEndPIC – We End the Prison Industrial Complex” […]

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