We have to work together so we’re able to keep the things we have, like our health care and other benefits.

~ Jay Etheridge, 32BJ Member, New York

Political Action

Key Issues

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To us, workers’ rights go hand-in-hand with immigrants’ and civil rights because they are about the same thing: The fundamental respect that each person deserves.

Today’s broken immigration system hurts all workers. As long as unscrupulous employers are able to exploit undocumented workers, the current two-tiered workforce will continue to drive down wages for all workers.

We are active in defending voting rights and challenging unjust police practices, like New York City’s stop-and-frisk program, that target people of color. These policies threaten the democratic principles we value, and we cannot let them stand.

   

Why Politics Matter / The American Dream Fund

Whether it’s workplace rights, immigration, healthcare or education, the decisions politicians make affect every aspect of our lives. We need to work together to elect leaders who have the best interests of working families at the top of their agenda. If we don’t, the elections and issues are won by corporations and the rich, who have unlimited resources to influence the political process.

How do we win?

Thousands of us contribute to the American Dream Fund (our PAC or Political Action Committee) to support our goals of electing public officials who care about working families and passing laws that help ensure fairness and opportunity for all. 32BJ members also talk to co-workers at the workplace, make phone calls and knock on doors, to build awareness about issues and mobilize people to vote. And we build alliances with community partners to strengthen our voice on the issues that affect working families. Contribute to the American Dream Fund!

Political Updates

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Immigration Reform Now!
The movement for immigration reform is strong and growing and our members are leading the fight. Read More »
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Thousands Rally Nationwide in Support of an Immigration Overhaul
Thousands of supporters of an immigration overhaul held rallies on Saturday at more than 150 sites in 40 states, trying to pressure Congress, despite the partisan turmoil in Washington, to focus on passing a... Read More »
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March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect
On October 5 and October 8, we will return to the streets to press for dignity and respect for immigrant families. Read More »
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Immigration Advocates Mock House GOP in Parody Video
"They're giving it a lot of lip service when you see something like the Heritage Month ad talking about the contributions Hispanics have made to American society, but these are the exact same people... Read More »
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Give Us A Vote!
A message to members of Congress at home for the August recess: do your job and pass real immigration reform into law! Read More »
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Statement on the George Zimmerman Trial Verdict
The officers of 32BJ are shocked and angered by last night's verdict and deeply saddened for Trayvon Martin's parents and family. A searing loss has been compounded by grave injustice and we are left... Read More »
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Immigration Reform Is in Sight!
The U.S. Senate passed the historic immigration reform bill on a 68-32 vote. Thank you for all your hard work, now let’s get this bill through the House! Read More »
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The American Dream
Three 32BJ members talk about what the American Dream means to them and why they are fighting for immigration reform. Read More »
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Immigration Reform: What’s Next?
A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators have introduced an immigration reform bill this week. What's in the bill, and what are our next steps? Read More »
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Thousands Seeking Immigration Reform Rally in Miami
Thousands of people pushing for immigration reform marched from Little Havana to Bayfront Park Saturday. The Miami rally, one of many staged around the country Saturday, came days before lawmakers in Washington are expected... Read More »