On Thursday, members of Washington CAN! gathered with members of Casa Latina, SEIU 775 and Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action in a special action in honor of Mother’s Day.
Those present at the event, including seniors, domestic workers and immigrant rights advocates, delivered hand-made paper flower bouquets and giant Mother’s Day cards to Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, thanking them for supporting policies that stand up for mothers in Washington State and across the country.
Both Murray and Cantwell support a comprehensive immigration reform policy, and have previously sponsored Sense of the Senate resolutions in favor of expanding and supporting a strong homecare work force, and making homecare more affordable and accessible. We are grateful to have champions in the Senate who support a common sense immigration reform that prioritizes keeping families together, and who stand up for the rights of seniors and domestic homecare workers.
As we gathered on the steps of the federal building and chanted, “Ho, ho, hey, hey, common sense reform today!” passersby stopped to look at our signs and hear the stories told by members negatively affected by our broken immigration system. After listening to their stories we sent up a delegation of five people to go and hand-deliver our Mother’s Day gifts to the Senators’ offices. Continue reading