Dignity, Community,
and Power Awards Gala

Celebrate resiliency and determination on Wed,
November 14, 2018 at our Annual Gala in Manhattan.

Our Recent Impact

Report calls for transparency and a complete overhaul of the economic development system!

On August 2, 2018, we released a report with the Fiscal Policy Institute showing how Governor Cuomo’s signature economic development program shortchanges communities of color — read about it in The New York Times.

In the report, “Shortchanged: Racial Disparities in New York’s Economic Development Programs,” we call for transparency and a complete overhaul of the economic development system in order to invest in strategies proven to support all New Yorkers, including people of color.

Our Recent Impact

Our Recent Impact

NYS Pension Funds divest from private prisons and immigrant detention centers!

On July 13th, 2018, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli announced that the New York State pension funds will divest from private prison and immigrant detention companies! This is a huge victory for our movement!

It sends a strong message: New York won’t be complicit in the mass criminalization of people of color and the tearing apart of immigrant families. We applaud Comptroller DiNapoli for making New York the first state to divest from private prisons, a bold action to stand with our community. And we thank Enlace for working with us on this important effort.

Our Recent Impact

Our Recent Impact

Demand #FreedomForImmigrants!

What is happening at the border, and across the US, is an abomination. Hundreds of children are being detained in NY, without their parents, with dozens flown here from Texas. On June 21st, we jumped into action at LaGuardia airport, to welcome them and let them know they are not alone. Trump’s executive order to detain families together is not a solution. It is an attempt to impose an indefinite jail sentence on entire families.

Donate to support our fight to end family separation!

Our Recent Impact

Our Recent Impact

Exposing the Corporate Backers of Hate!

On April 30, 2018, We released a report as part of the Corporate Backers of Hate campaign.  It exposes financial institutions and private companies that have helped propel Trump’s agenda.

“Bankrolling Oppression: How Wall Street Companies Finance the Private Prison and Immigrant Detention Industry” reveals how JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and BlackRock have become a critical piece of a $5 billion industry. Led by for-profit prison companies CoreCivic and GEO Group, these Wall Street companies are profiting off of tearing apart families.

Our demand is clear: Stop financing hate!

Our Recent Impact

Our Recent Impact

Fighting for a clean #DreamActNow!

Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has caused a humanitarian crisis: endangering the lives of 800,000 immigrant youth and their families. Every day,  more than 100 individuals lose DACA status. Trump has also left hundreds of thousands of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in limbo.

We’re fighting back with everything we have and demanding that Congress take action in support of a clean Dream Act and protections for TPS holders.

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The Pride Watch List

One goal in creating our innaugural Pride Power 50 list was to celebrate diversity, but it’s also worth noting that the people on it are predominantly white and male, with only one transgender person making the cut – an imbalance that simply reflects reality. We sought to balance that by presenting an additional – and more…


ACLU Files Lawsuit Against ‘Racist’ Trump Administration for ‘Weaponizing’ 2020 Census Against Immigrants

On behalf of a handful of immigrant rights’ groups, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday that it had filed suit against the Trump administration over a new census question that asks respondents about U.S. citizenship. The lawsuit stems from the Department of Commerce’s March announcement that it would be asking respondents to the 2020…

The Nation

Claudia Gómez González Wasn’t Killed by a Rogue Border Agent—She Was Killed by a Rogue Agency

The killing of Claudia Patricia Gómez González on May 23 by a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agent has sparked outrage across the United States. Gómez Gonzalez, a 20-year-old immigrant from Guatemala, embodied the aspirations of so many who come to this country: Trained as a forensic accountant, she left her homeland because she wanted…