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Press Release: President’s Trump hardline approach and rhetoric of hate has no place in our state and country. This is not the way to unite a country. This is hate over love and community and justice.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 25, 2017

Contact: Lizeth Chacon, (720) 938-6588
lizeth@coloradopeoplesalliance.org

 

President’s Trump hardline approach and rhetoric of hate has no place in our state and country. This is not the way to unite a country. This is hate over love and community and justice. 

DENVER, CO- Colorado People’s Alliance (COPA) members are extremely concerned about executive actions made by President Trump that would greatly impact our immigrant community and separate families.

President Trump is jeopardizing the lives of immigrants. Our nation’s values were born out of welcoming families to build a better future and make our communities stronger together. With these actions he is destroying the lives of many undocumented Americans. He is catering to a small group of nativist in our country who do not speak for our nation. This is not the way to unite the country.

The majority of Americans strongly oppose mass deportations, building walls, and support immigration reform with a path to citizenship. Real, commonsense immigration reform is the solution. Instead of destroying millions of families by mass and senseless deportations, Trump should work across party lines to deliver commonsense immigration reform that allow immigrants a path to legalization.

Together with our immigrant families, we will stand strong against Trump and his administration’s attacks. We will never stop fighting for our immigrant community, we will march on the streets, we will take action to make sure our elected leaders and new president protect families and never target them. We will fight for justice and a Colorado that is welcoming to all regardless of background and/or immigration status.

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Colorado People’s Alliance (COPA) is a racial justice, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing and winning progressive social change locally, statewide and nationally. COPA builds power to improve the lives of all Coloradans through leadership development, organizing and alliance building.

 

PARA PUBLICACION INMEDIATA
Enero 25, 2017

Contacto: Lizeth Chacon, (720) 938-6588
lizeth@coloradopeoplesalliance.org

 

La estrategia firme de Presidente Trump y su retorico de odio no tiene espacio en nuestro estado ni país. Eso no es la manera de unir el país. Eso es odio sobre amor y comunidad y justicia. 

DENVER, CO- Los miembros de la Alianza del Pueblo de Colorado (COPA) están preocupados acerca de las acciones ejecutivas de Presidente Trump que tendrán un gran impacto en nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes y separar las familias.

El President Trump está poniendo en peligro las vidas de inmigrantes. Los valores de nuestro país eran nacidos de extender el bienvenido a los inmigrantes para construir un futuro mejor y fortalecer nuestras comunidades juntas. Con estas acciones él está destruyendo las vidas de muchos americanos indocumentados. Él está sirviendo un grupo pequeño de extremistas que no hablan por nuestra comunidad. Eso no es la manera de unir el país.

La mayoría de americanos están opuestos a las deportaciones masivas, a la construcción de muros y apoyan la reforma migratoria con camino ciudanía. La reforma migratoria es la solución. En vez de destruir millones de familias por medio de deportaciones masivas, Trump debe trabajar con los dos partidos para pasar una reforma migratoria y dejar que los inmigrantes tienen un camino a la legalización.

Juntos con nuestras familias inmigrantes, estaremos juntos contra Trump y los ataques de su administración. Nunca dejaremos luchando por nuestra comunidad de inmigrantes, marcharemos en las calles, tomaremos acción para asegurar que nuestros líderes y el nuevo presidente protegerán familias y nunca las atacaran. Lucharemos por la justicia y un Colorado que le de la bienvenida a todos sin importar de donde son o su status migratorio.

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Colorado People’s Alliance (COPA) is a racial justice, member-driven organization dedicated to advancing and winning progressive social change locally, statewide and nationally. COPA builds power to improve the lives of all Coloradans through leadership development, organizing and alliance building.

 

Reports/Denuncias

To report an immigration raid or notify us that you or someone you know is in the deportation process or to report an incident of racial profiling, call us at 303-893-3500, ext. 1.

Si está llamando para denunciar una redada de inmigración, reportar que usted o alguien que conoce está en el proceso de deportación o para denunciar un acto de discriminación racial, llama 303-893-3500 y marque 1.

Our Thoughts from Last Night’s Election/Nuestra reacción sobre estas elecciones

I have struggled to write this message. I have been trying to find the words to express the pain, disappointment, fear and anger – I might not find those words any time soon but I_MG_5215-Editedit2 wanted to make sure I reached out to all of you.

Today and yesterday have been hard, it has been a hard day for our community, a day in which the country that I have proudly called home for the last 16 years elected a racist to the highest office. I fear for my family, our members, our community. I fear for my black and brown brothers and sisters.

As I work with the staff and members to process the outcome, I am clear that this time more than ever is the time for us to organize and to build power, not only to protect our community but to fight for the kind of country we want to live in and the country we all deserve.

I do want to recognize that last night Colorado did deliver: we knocked on thousands of doors, talked to voters and we won! We won an increase on the minimum wage by passing Amendment 70! This is a victory for thousands of Coloradans who will get a much needed raise starting January 1, 2017 (Amendment 70 increases the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020) – this victory happened because we organized, we went door to door and we engaged voters on this important issue. Thank you to everyone who was involved in our efforts this election!

Colorado People’s Alliance and our sister political organization, (Colorado People’s Action) were created to build power, to change politics, to hold elected officials accountable, fight for racial justice, to challenge corporations, corporate polluters, and those at the top and to win for our communities. We are not backing away from this vision! We have been around for only 11 months, and I am so proud of the work we’ve accomplished, so proud of all of our members, board and staff. Now more than ever we need you, we need you to join us in the fight for justice!
We look forward to building a powerful force of resistance with you!

In Solidarity,
Lizeth Chacon
Executive Director


Nuestra reacción sobre estas elecciones._MG_5215-Editedit2

He batallado durante todo el día para escribir este mensaje. He estado intentando encontrar las palabras para expresar el dolor, la desilusión, el miedo y enojo que estamos sintiendo—y puede que no lograré encontrar esas palabras pronto, pero quería asegurarme de escribirles a todos en este día.

Esta elecciones han sido días difíciles para nuestra comunidad; un día en el que el país que orgullosamente he llamado hogar durante los últimos 16 años eligió a un racista a la oficina más alta. Tengo miedo por mi familia, nuestros miembros, y por nuestra comunidad. Temo por mis hermanos y hermanas Latinos y Afroamericanos.

Mientras el personal y miembros procesamos los resultados de estas elecciones, me queda muy claro que ahora más que nunca es el momento de organizar a nuestra comunidad y crear poder, no sólo para proteger a nuestra gente sino también para luchar por el país en el cual queremos vivir y que todos merecemos.

Quiero reconocer que anoche Colorado sí rindió resultados: ¡alcanzamos tocar miles de puertas, y esas platicas con los votantes nos dieron triunfos! ¡El aumento al salario mínimo, la enmienda 70, pasó! Esta es una victoria para miles de residentes en Colorado que necesitan mucho el aumento a sus salarios a partir 01 de enero de 2017 (La enmienda 70 aumenta el salario mínimo a $12 la hora gradualmente para el año 2020) – esta victoria ocurrió porque nos organizamos, fuimos puerta a puerta y educamos a los votantes sobre este importante tema. ¡Gracias a todos los que nos apoyaron en nuestros esfuerzos durante estas elecciones!

La Alianza del Pueblo en Colorado y nuestra organización hermana, La Acción del Pueblo en Colorado, están de pie desde su incepción para crear poder, para cambiar la política, para exigir que los funcionarios electos sean responsables, para luchar por la justicia racial, a las corporaciones de desafío, contaminadores corporativos y aquellos en la parte superior y para nuestras comunidades. No nos vamos a desviar de nuestra visión! Tenemos sólo 11 meses de existencia, y ya estoy muy orgullosa del trabajo que hemos logrado, muy orgullosa de todos nuestros miembros, de la Mesa Directiva y del personal. ¡Ahora más que nunca necesitamos que se unan a nosotros en la lucha por la justicia!
!Esperamos trabajar con usted para crear una fuerza poderosa de resistencia!

En Solidaridad,
Lizeth Chacon
Directora Ejecutiva

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