NEW: Biden will nominate Alejandro Mayorkas as the first Latino to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
This is long overdue. And when I think about what the last few years have meant for immigrants, it is just a huge relief to be able to welcome a leader like @AliMayorkas to lead DHS.
“Change requires courage. Organizing is full of failures. That’s how we learn and [how] we grow...If you’re not taking risks, you’re not in the arena...”. - @aijenpoo' leads @domesticworkers, an alliance we support through our Families and Workers Fund. ⚡
COVID cases are rising & cold weather has us indoors again. #EssentialWorkers like domestic workers are still working.
They need hazard pay, free testing, paid sick days, PPE, and child care.
It's time to pass the Essential Worker Bill of Rights (h/t @senwarren & @reprokhanna)
“When we knocked on doors in Latino neighborhoods, people told us over and over that they’d never been contacted before,” writes @marisa_franco. “It was a lot of ground to cover, and we were largely doing it on our own.”
My friend @marisa_franco has been doing the work with Latinx voters. Important insight here.
BREAKING: 709,000 Americans seek jobless aid as layoffs remain elevated amid resurgence of virus.
There are no words to capture what workers & families have suffered with COVID-19. That we haven’t had more relief amidst all the loss of life & livelihoods is insanity. May we never forget that the Senate @senatemajldr refuses to care.
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