Advocates and Allies Demand Senator Schumer Deliver a Pathway to Citizenship
NEW YORK—Next week immigrant New Yorkers and allies will participate in a week of action —from vigils to rallies to postcard deliveries—across New York State demanding Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer deliver on a pathway to citizenship. As the process to pass an inclusive federal budget package moves forward, it is imperative that Senator Schumer and Democratic leaders hold the line and deliver long-awaited immigration relief to millions across the country.
Advocates and allies will be joined at these events by essential workers, DACA and TPS recipients, who will share their stories on the urgent need for Congress to ensure a pathway to citizenship for millions in the budget reconciliation package, this year.
Last month, under Senator Schumer’s leadership, the Senate approved a budget resolution, which includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. The historic budget package would help create a pathway to citizenship for over 463,000 immigrant New Yorkers, while boosting the U.S. economy.
WHAT: Immigrant New Yorkers and allies statewide demand Democratic leaders provide a pathway to citizenship.
WHEN & WHERE:
Monday, October 25, 2021 NICE hosts a campaign workshop outside of Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Brooklyn home (9 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn) at 6pm-8pm.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 CPD Action hosting event with Illuminator at (9 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn), time TBD.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 NYIC delivers hundreds of postcards from constituents calling for Citizenship to Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Manhattan office at 1pm.
Thursday, October 28, 2021 Adhikaar hosts DIPAAWALI (or Diwaali), Hindu festival of lights, in front of Sen. Schumer’s Brooklyn home (9 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn) from 6pm-8pm.
Friday, October 29, 2021 Make the Road Youth will lead a pumpkin carving activity outside of Senator Schumer’s Brooklyn home (9 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn) from 6-8pm.
Upstate New York Vigils for Citizenship
Saturday, October 23, 2021 Ithaca 4pm, Shawn Greenwood Park, 102 E Court Street, Ithaca, NY, with Party for Socialism and Liberation, Finger Lakes Rapid Response, and Tompkins County Immigrants Rights Coalition
Monday, October 25, 2021 Watertown 6pm, 1 Public Square, Watertown, NY 13601
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Syracuse 4pm, Senator Schumer’s Office, 100 S Clinton St, Syracuse, NY 13202, Worker Center CNY, SIRDN and Party for Socialism and Liberation
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Buffalo, 6:15pm, Senator Schumer’s Office, 130 South Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY 14202 with Justice for Migrant Families WNY
Saturday, October 30, 2021 Geneseo, 6pm St. Michael’s Church, 23 Main St, Geneseo, NY 14454, Alianza Agricola
WHO: Community members with Adhikaar, Center for Popular Democracy, Justice for Migrant Families, Make the Road New York, New York Immigration Coalition, NICE, Party for Socialism and Liberation, Worker’s Center CNY, SIRDN and allies.
These events are a continuation of the actions that have been ongoing in New York and across the country. Over the past few weeks, we have launched a video ad; immigrant New Yorkers held an evening vigil in front of Senator Schumer’s Brooklyn home; a rally in front of his Manhattan office; a 4-day #NoSleepTilCitizenship sleep-out in front of the Senator’s Brooklyn home and rallied in Long Island to keep up the pressure for pathway to citizenship to be included in the final budget reconciliation package.