Dozens of SEIU Locals and their allies took to the streets and virtual airways to celebrate the contributions of immigrant women essential workers and mark the progress that Congress has made on immigrant justice.
From car caravans to digital actions and in-person rallies, SEIU members and essential workers demanded: Respect us, protect us and pay us. That includes immigrant workers having access to COVID-19 relief and a road map to citizenship, along with $15 an hour and the right to join a union.
Participating locals included: 32BJ SEIU in 12 cities, Local 26, Local 6, SEIU1199NW, 1199 UHE, Local 775, SEIU Texas, Southern Regional Joint Board, Local 1, Local 105, USWW, UHW, Local 721, Local 2015, Local 121RN, Local 1000, MN state council, CA state council, WA state council, and the Committee of Interns and Residents.
These actions were part of SEIU’s Immigrant Women Are Home campaign that launched a series of digital and print ads in English and Spanish-language online and print publications across the country calling on Congress to provide a roadmap to citizenship to all essential workers and the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in America.
Additionally, SEIU released a video series entitled Paving the Way: Immigrant Women Are Home featuring SEIU immigrant women essential workers and U.S. congresswomen who are all immigrants or first-generation Americans.