"DACA made me visible," says Karen Reyes, a teacher in Austin, Texas. "DACA made it possible for me to be able to find a job in teaching. DACA made me find my voice and made me be able to live without fear."
Maria Elena Durazo, UNITE HERE General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights and Diversity, urged lawmakers to extend TPS and protect DACA, "for our sisters and brothers working under them, for their families and for the health of the American economy."
Here’s today's labor history:
On this date in 1927, Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, accused of murder and tried unfairly, were executed. The case became an international cause and sparked demonstrations and strikes throughout the world. The executions of Sacco and Vanzetti – one a ‘poor fish peddler’, the other a shoemaker – exposed to the outside world the realities of America’s prejudices against ethnic minorities, against the poor and, most significantly, against those who dared to think unconventionally.
Today’s labor quote is by Emma Goldman, who said:
“Vanzetti was right when he declared that his execution was his greatest triumph, for all through history it has been the martyrs of progress that have ultimately triumphed. Where are the Caesars and Torquemadas of yesterday? Who remembers the names of the judges who condemned Giordano Bruno and John Brown? The Parsons and the Ferrers, the Saccos and Vanzettis live eternal and their spirits still march on.”
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