Philly #ResistanceZone Built but More to Come.
Over 200 volunteers descended on Juntos this past weekend to learn their rights, to teach others and to knock on doors and we couldn’t be more grateful. In less than 48 hours we
- Knocked on over 2,500 doors in South Philly
- Trained over 1,300 people on their rights &
- Signed up over 500 new resistors
Every participant in our Community Resistance Zone made a personal commitment to stand up and defend their neighbors in South Philly against any and all abuses at the hands of police and/or ICE. They learned their rights. And we built history together by building a network of defenders.
We need each other more than ever now. One year after the presidential elections and we have seen a spike in deportations, police abuse, racial profiling, hate crimes, etc. This is not a coincidence. Our current power structure preaches violence and hate and we must unite to fight back. So thank you. Thank you to every volunteer, every canvasser, every Juntos member, all of you, for helping us build the Resistance.
Special thanks to our friend and amazing artist Erika Guadalupe Núñez for designing our beautiful poster. (For more of her beautiful art make sure to follow her on Instagram)
Also, special thanks to:
Unite Here Local 274
Asian Americans United
Media Mobilizing Project
Students from Swarthmore University, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Drexel University, Cornell University and the Migrant Rights Coalition of Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges.
As we continue to build and strengthen our resistance we must be aware that there are those in power who wish nothing more than to stop us. Please help us continue to build in 2018 by signing up as a Juntos volunteer and/or by donating.