November 27 Coalition – GUTIERREZ 2016

November 27th Coalition

CALL FOR ACTION

The CALL

The Coalition is formed to win the “generous” executive actions promised by President Obama in July – led by the extension of DACA to the parents of dreamers and U.S. citizen children but not limited to that action.

The Coalition seeks to mobilize massive marches over the November 27th Thanksgiving week-end.

The Coalition is committed to the organization of a campaign for an independent campaign for the Presidency and independent challenges to selected Democratic Senators and Members of Congress in 2016 if the executive order is not forthcoming by November 27th and is not adequate to alleviate the suffering of millions of Latinos and others similarly affected.

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INTERIM DEMANDS

The Coalition is calling in the period between now and November 27th for the following:

  1. Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus should meet with Homeland Security officials in Washington DC to insure that policies of prosecutorial discretion currently in place are implemented fully and generously to slow the rate of deportations.
  2. Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus should join with community groups to meet with ICE officials in each region to insure the implementation of prosecutorial policies.
  3. Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus should join with Latino organizations to defend the right of refugee children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to be reunited with their families, to receive adequate representation in court and should investigate agencies who receive Homeland Security funding to determine if they are exploiting these children.
  4. Further we call on organizations and political leaders to assist in the rescue of those in Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala who are living under threat of terror, kidnapping, rape and murder by organizations that have been financed by the drug trade in the United States, armed from U.S. guns company and have grown as well through policies of the U.S. in those countries which have destabilized those societies and economies.

While we are committed to mobilizing support for the President to complete his commitment in the face of political cowardice in his own party we also recognize the necessity to prepare for the implementation of the executive orders we are fighting for. A wide array of organizations and churches must be prepared to help people fill out applications and to avoid the exploitation of unscrupulous attorneys and criminal elements we observed in the implementation of the DACA initiative. We must insure that the network of prepared organizations goes beyond those organizations that have access to large funding but have less trusted access to the community.

 

ON THE ORGANIZATION OF THE COALITION

 

  1. We look forward to the formation of a national coordinating committee from honest elements that respond to this call.
  2. We look forward to the formation of several component parts of the coalition which should each operate together to build the November 27th These include: Latino national and local organizations, African and Asian organizations, immigrant rights coalitions, youth organizations especially led by dreamers and U.S. citizens of undocumented children, faith leaders and organizations of faith leaders, ally organizations in the African American and progressive community.
  3. We look forward to a collective of Latino media leaders in both radio and Television and in social media who commit to the November 27th

Familia Latina Unida will take the responsibility to organize a meeting of organizations with a movement track record which sign on to the call to meet with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to reach agreement on our interim demands.

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