We Want Freedom: Workers and Immigrants Announce Freedom Cities Campaign in NYC
On Friday January 20th at 11am in front of the Trump Hotel Central Park, the New York Worker Center Federation (WCF) will announce the launch of Freedom Cities, a new campaign that expands both the way safety is defined and the realm of who deserves protection.
Throughout Trump’s campaign he has sown divisions through his sexist, xenophobic, and racist rhetoric and campaign promises that threaten the safety and freedom of WCF members’ communities. In response to this multi-level attack, the WCF announces the Freedom Cities campaign with a six-point platform: Workers’ Rights, Safety Beyond Policing, Hate Free Zones, Community Control, Invest in Humanity, and Political Power.
“A Freedom City goes beyond the idea of a sanctuary city,” said Anshu Khadka, a community organizer at member organization Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM). “We want freedom for all of us: workers, all immigrants—documented or undocumented, people with criminal convictions, LGBTQ and GNC people, and all people of color. As we rise up and move forward, we know that none of us are free until all of us are free.”