Press Releases

New Report Reveals the Inextricable Link Between Immigration Enforcement and Human Trafficking, With Stories From Survivors

Media Contacts:

Marzena Zukowska, National Domestic Workers Alliance, 
marzena@domesticworkers.org, 872-216-3684

Domenica Ghanem, Institute for Policy Studies,
domenica@ips-dc.org, 202-787-5205

Report found that among 110 reported cases of domestic worker trafficking, 78% of survivors were threatened with deportation if they reported abuse

Team of Nannies and Allies to Hand-Deliver Thousands of Pacifiers to Trump’s OMB Nominee Rep. Mulvaney

In response to Senate Committee vote, domestic workers plan action to highlight Rep. Mulvaney’s incompetence

Media Contact: Marzena Zukowska
e: marzena@domesticworkers.org
C: (872) 216-3684 | @MarzenaZukowska

What: Team of Nannies Hand-Delivery of over 3000 Pacifiers to the office of Trump’s Nominee for Office of Management and Budget, Rep. Mulvaney
When: Monday, February 6, 10:30am EST
Where: Meet at Starbucks on 237 Pennsylvania Ave SE D.C. and walk over to Rayburn office building at Independence Ave. SW
Who: National Domestic Workers Alliance, domestic workers and their children, domestic employers, immigrant women, women of color, and other allies.

Visuals: Theatrical hand-delivery of over 3000 pacifiers; nannies with their young children hold signs, toys, and dolls; large, colorful banners.

NDWA Delegation of Domestic Workers, Immigrants, and Women of Color Joins the Women’s March on Washington

Interviews with participants available before and during the Women’s March

Washington, DC — On Saturday, National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and We Belong Together will convene 200 domestic workers, immigrant women, and women of color from around the country to join the historic Women’s March on Washington. The delegation, representing thousands of nannies, housecleaners, and home care workers on the front lines of opposition to the incoming administration, will march to show that fair and dignified care work is not only a women’s issue, but a cornerstone of our democracy.

June Barrett of the Miami Workers Center, a home care worker and immigrant from Jamaica, will be among the marchers. She told the Guardian: “I’m a Black woman, I’m queer, I’m an immigrant, and everything that’s going to happen under Trump and Pence is going to affect me, perhaps adversely. I’m marching to show how powerful women are when we’re organized.”

National Domestic Workers Alliance Launches We Dream in Black Chapter in NYC

Media Contact: Marzena Zukowska
e: marzena@domesticworkers.org
c: (872) 216-3684 | @MarzenaZukowska

Building Organizing Capacity of Black Domestic Workers to Lead

(New York, New York) -- Last week, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) officially launched a We Dream in Black Chapter in New York City as part of a new initiative to build the organizing capacity of Black U.S. born and immigrant domestic workers.

We Belong Together Vows to Continue the Fight for Humane Immigration Policies

Media Contact: Marzena Zukowska
e: marzena@domesticworkers.org
@MarzenaZukowska

Supreme Court’s Split Decision Erroneously Maintains the Block on President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration

Washington, DC -- We Belong Together is greatly disappointed in the Supreme Court’s split decision on President Obama’s executive action programs designed to provide relief from deportation to close to 5 million members of the undocumented community - Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+). This decision not only creates legal confusion but forces immigrant communities to continue living in fear of their families being ripped apart.

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