The idea for the “Citizenship for All: Journey to Justice” campaign was spearheaded and developed by young organizers from the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC) and affiliates. NAKASEC & Affiliates have been working furiously to advocate for immigrant communities since its founding. Recently, our young leaders led a 22-day, 24/7 Dream Action in front of the White House, numerous actions both in DC and locally to demand that Congress pass a clean Dream Act for undocumented youth, and many other efforts in Southern California, Chicago, and Northern Virginia from protecting sanctuary cities to pushing for driver’s licenses for all.
Why Are We Doing This?
Our national Citizenship For All campaign rejects attempts to tear families apart and cut immigration on the backs of undocumented youth, and demands instead a clear pathway to citizenship for all non-citizens who have been denied this opportunity, including undocumented immigrants and intercountry adoptees. We also believe in a broader definition of “citizenship” that demands equal rights for every member of our society, regardless of their immigration status, race, or any other identity marker. Our “Journey to Justice” will educate and engage diverse communities about our campaign and offer the opportunity to seed cross-cultural alliances that are critical to building a movement towards justice for all.
When are we doing this?
August 1st - September 6th (Approximately 37 Days)
To enjoy the scenery, build community and have FUN with people involved in this campaign!
To build coalitions with local immigrant and AAPI organizations who share our vision for just comprehensive immigration reform
To cultivate genuine relationships with the communities we interact with during the tour, including rural, Black and Native communities
To advocate for comprehensive immigration reform that provides a clear pathway to citizenship to all non-citizens
To engage in and uplift what full citizenship means for multiple marginalized communities
To broaden our base in states where NAKASEC & Affiliates have had limited presence
To develop leadership amongst those involved in our bike campaign
To build power through civic engagement amongst voters, particularly youth voters