The election of Trump has led to heightened fear in our communities, but we are determined to build the resistance that will dramatically shift the public opinion around immigration in this country and win permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the entire immigrant community.
On May 1st, we will not go to work, we will not go to school and we will not buy. We are going to make it clear that this country cannot function without immigrants.
For years our community has marched, voted, and gone through the courts. We've won some battles, but we're losing the war.
Striking will show the public that this country cannot function without us and help us win protection, dignity and respect.
Cosecha is organizing a series of strikes that will culminate in a week without immigrants. It all starts on May 1st.
We are exposing the repression that our community faces and establishing spaces of protection and resistance to defend ourselves and our communities. We are organizing spaces of sanctuary and building community teams that can respond quickly to the raids, detentions, and deportation crises.
Cosecha believes that if the American public is honest that this country relies on immigrant labor and immigrant consumption, it will completely shift the discourse around immigration in this country. To that end, we are also building toward a massive boycotts to begin to show the public how much the economy of this country depends on immigrants. We are going to carry out boycotts that show our power as consumers and purchasers. Imagine 100,000 committed people closing down shopping centers across the country on the same weekend. This will show how much effect we can have with the power of our purchases and grow our movement so that we can organize a general strike.