Organizations from Sacramento including, Lideres Campesinas, NorCal Resist, and Center for Workers’ Rights, hosted a picnic at the State Capitol in Sacramento on June 1st to show solidarity with the immigrant community throughout the country.
There is no doubt that we have seen a dramatic increase in anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies from the Federal and State governments over the past few years. In May, Florida Governor Ron Desantis signed SB 1718 into law, which immediately drew backlash from many immigrant rights organizations. The law demonize immigrants who are drawn to the US for political or economic asylum. The new law will require hospitals to request citizenship status before rendering services, will cut funding to programs that exist to help integrate immigrants into society, all while increasing penalties and potential felony charges to those who aid immigrants once inside the U.S.
The Center for Workers’ Rights stands in solidarity with our immigrant siblings in opposition to these types of measures! During the picnic several immigrant workers told their personal stories and struggles of what it means to be undocumented in this political climate. We commend the bravery of these workers, and so many others, who continue to fight for their place at the table.
It is now more important than ever to ensure that workers are educated about their rights, empowered to stand up for their dignity and demand justice! CWR will continue to advocate for ALL workers, regardless of their citizenship status, and push that our elected representatives do the same. We will continue to strengthen the bond we have with other community organizations that share our vision of a world where all workers are treated with respect and are no longer denied access to the fruits of their labor. If you are being subjected to unfair or illegal workplace practices, discrimination, or harassment in your place of work, call our hotline at 916-905-5857 to speak to one of our staff members today.