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Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Could Stop the Intimidation of American Citizens


Written by Kica Matos, Center for Community Change Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice, and Frank Sharry, Founder and Executive Director for America’s Voice, an immigration reform group. Teenaged brothers Cesar and Jonathan Barreras are typical American teens. They love pizza and playing their Xbox games. They love to work on computers and are Read More >>

2015 Change Champions Awards


The Center for Community Change takes one day out of every year to celebrate some of the movement’s most visionary movement builders, leaders and change-makers. Tonight, we are lifting up the lives and work of six amazing leaders, the organizations they help run, and the changes they’ve helped bring about in the world. This year, Read More >>

UFCW Leading the Fight for Immigration Reform


In 2014, there were 8.1 million undocumented immigrants employed in the United States. These hard-working men and women live in constant fear of arrest and deportation which would rip their families apart and forfeit their hard work.  No matter how much they contribute to society, they remain unprotected. Thankfully, there are allies working each and Read More >>

The Politics of Hate


This piece was originally published on The Hill. Last week was one of those moments in history when the politics of hatred seized hold and as a nation we fell into a racial abyss. Donald Trump led the way. Announcing that he was joining the Republican field as a candidate for president, he quickly seized Read More >>

MLK and the “Beloved Community”


On Friday, January 16th, Kica Matos, Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice at the Center for Community Change, delivered the keynote address at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum’s 30th Annual Martin Luther King Day Celebration.  The event took place at the Smithsonian’s American Indian Museum in Washington, D.C. The crowd of about 300 people Read More >>

Why Every Day Should Be National Voter Registration Day


Today is National Voter Registration Day; a day when organizations across the country reach out to their respective communities encouraging them to register and turn out to vote. In light of the President’s recent decision to delay executive action that would provide administrative relief for millions of immigrant families until after the midterm elections, I’ve Read More >>

Erick Heurta: My Story


By: Erick Huerta When you grow up in neighborhoods like East Los Angeles and South Central, you find yourself at a disadvantage, so you cultivate other things to make up for it. You go out into a world that is institutionally stacked against you in all aspects of your life and you make the best Read More >>

Help the Salazar Family


Our broken system separates 1,100 families a day. Right now, Angel’s dad is in detention — they could be separated at any moment. Please listen to their plea for help and take action. Call (202) 732-4262 and tell the ICE public advocate to keep Leonel Salazar with his family in Arkansas and STOP his deportation.