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Gamaliel Statement on the Biden Administration Detainment of Haitian Refugees

September 27, 2021

The Gamaliel Civil Rights of Immigrants Campaign calls on the Biden administration to immediately cease the unconscionable border detainment and deportation of Haitian immigrants. We demand that ​​President Joseph Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas grant temporary protected status to the immigrants being detained at the Del Rio International Bridge, and to all Haitian immigrants…

Race and Power Postponed to December 2022

August 30, 2021

Due to the continued spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Race and Power in America Summit until December 2022. Please know we don’t make this decision lightly. We consider the Race and Power Summit to be a central part of our fight for racial…

Transformational Justice in Action plans social media action, virtual town hall

August 26, 2021

Transformational Justice in Action is holding two actions in Autumn 2021 in support of our effort to restore  voting rights to people with conviction histories. The first is a month-long social media action to raise awareness of our #UnlockTheVote campaign leading up to the second, a virtual Town Hall on October 1. This Town Hall…

Gamaliel Statement on the Death of Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO President

August 6, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, as well as to his sisters and brothers in the labor movement. A coal-miner and member of the United Mine Workers—like his father before him—and the grandson of immigrants, President Trumka never forgot his roots as he rose to power in…

Gamaliel affiliates to members of Congress: “Immigrants are as American as apple pie…and rice and beans!”

July 6, 2021

Gamaliel affiliates and supporters of Complete Inclusive Immigration Reform and the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 across the country joined together on Friday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 6 to tell their members of Congress that immigrants are as American as apple pie…and rice and beans!  Members of Quad Cities Interfaith, WISDOM, SOPHIA (Waukesha, WI),…

Immigrants are as American as apple pie — and rice and beans!

June 24, 2021

This Independence Day weekend, join Gamaliel Network and our Civil Rights of Immigrants Campaign in sending the message that immigrants are as American as apple pie…and rice and beans! On July 2, supporters of Complete Inclusive Immigration Reform across the country have committed to delivering apple pies and rice and beans to their Congress members’…

Reflection on Juneteenth Commemoration from Rev. Dr. John Welch, PhD

June 18, 2021

On June 19, 1865, when federal troops entered Galveston, Texas, the emancipation of every enslaved Black American was effectively enacted. This was 2 ½ years after Lincoln’s proclamation. To say the delay was due to the late arrival of the news from federal troops would be exceedingly gracious. Instead, it speaks to the defiant attitude…

Gamaliel needs your help to make 1,000 calls to members of Congress on June 21!

June 14, 2021

In honor of Father’s Day and all undocumented fathers across the country, Gamaliel and the Civil Rights of Immigrants Coordinating Committee are holding a National Day of Phone Calls in support of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 (H.R.1177/ S.348) on June 21, 2021. Gamaliel has committed to making 1,000 calls on June 21 —…

Civil Rights of Immigrants holds Congressional Briefing (video)

May 17, 2021

Gamaliel’s Civil Rights of Immigrants Campaign and Gamaliel of California held a Congressional Briefing May 12 to advocate for Complete Inclusive Immigration Reform (CIIR). CIIR is a set of demands that the Civil Rights of Immigrants Campaign put forward in a January, 2021 letter to President Joe Biden, including a moratorium on deportations, creating a…

Save the date for the 2021 Race and Power in America Summit!

April 22, 2021

The 2021 Race and Power in America Summit will be held November 8-11 in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Race and Power in America Summit is Gamaliel’s biennial conference for leaders who share Gamaliel’s commitment to racial equity. Participants can expect powerful speakers and a variety of workshops focused on leadership, organizing money, Integrated Voter Engagement, and…