Thousands of conversations later, Siembra members are proud of the historic Latinx turnout in November.
Under the cover of a pandemic, rural sheriffs across the state secretly signed new ICE collaboration agreements.
It's way bigger than Trump's taxes. It's about surveillance, impunity for wealthy tax scofflaws and criminalization of our people.
Why we're expanding to build statewide Latinxs electoral power.
Not many of us know about the real origins of professional policing here in the South: actual slave catchers.
This is our fight too, not least because at least three million of us in the US are Black.
Since the 1800s Black, Latinx and Asian communities have been painted as criminals by right-wing politicians seeking electoral advantage and “Jim Crow” and “Juan Crow” laws actually making our existence unlawful.
Along with our shared criminalization by white supremacist forces, our communities have a lineage of solidarity and mutual aid that goes back decades.
Starting in the 1980s, elected officials across the US began to create new laws to criminalize more of us for longer sentences, to fill the new prisons they built.
Black people are still far more likely than white, Latinx, Black or Asian people to be killed by the police in the US.
Over and over throughout recent history the police have cracked down on attempts by Black people to exercise their rights. But white “protesters” often receive very different treatment.
Sheriffs across the state are signing new agreement with ICE, whose agents have escalated their tactics in making community arrests, especially targeting people while driving in their cars. Learn how to defend your rights.
In April and May 2020 Stewart Detention Center experienced a large-scale COVID outbreak that forced detainees to begin a hunger strike. Some of the leaders were Siembra members from North Carolina, who were retaliated against with pepper spray and pellet guns.