(December 15, 2020) — Today, several hundreds immigrants, Black and brown people, and Puerto Ricans from across the East Coast will caravan and rally in President-Elect Joe Biden’s home city of Wilmington, Delaware, to urge him to take swift action for their communities. Participants will drive from seven states and Washington DC to urge President-elect Biden to take concrete action within his first 100 days to deliver justice on immigration, criminal legal system reform, and Puerto Rico. The action will be led by Make the Road Action, CASA in Action, DelACA, the Center for Popular Democracy Action, FIRM Action, and allies.
Organizations like Make the Road Action and CASA in Action led historic voter turnout efforts reaching millions of immigrant, Latinx, Black, and working-class voters from across the East Coast and Nevada to remove Trump from office—a victory President-elect Biden owes to those communities. In key states, Black and Latinx voters turned out overwhelmingly for Biden. For instance, in Pennsylvania, 93 percent of Black voters and 69 percent of Latinx voters supported Biden, according to the American Election Eve Poll and more than accounted for his margin of victory.
Weeks away from inauguration, community members will outline key issues in which the Biden administration must take decisive action, including:
- Immigration: President-elect Biden must swiftly reverse Trump’s nativist policies, issue a moratorium on deportations, and advance a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented people across the country.
- Criminal Legal System Reform: To begin stopping the mass criminalization of Black and brown communities and reform the criminal legal system, President-elect Biden must advance immediate measures to repair the harm from the ‘94 crime bill, end the school-to-prison pipeline, divest from criminalization, and invest in communities.
- Puerto Rico: President-elect Biden must dismantle structures of corporate greed that have made recovery impossible for Puerto Rico, including canceling the debt.
Hundreds of cars will display flags and signs as they drive to Delaware. In Delaware, people will rally with banners and signs at a press conference in Rodney Square.
WHAT: 500+ to Caravan and rally in Wilmington to Call for Pres.-Elect Biden to Deliver Justice for Immigrants, Black and Brown Communities, and Puerto Rico
WHEN: TODAY, Tuesday, December 15, 2020. 1PM: Rally and Press Conference at Rodney Square, 1000 N Market St, Wilmington, DE 19801
WHO: Hundreds of community members with Make the Road Action, CASA in Action, DelACA, the Center for Popular Democracy Action, FIRM Action [List in formation]. Participants will join from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.