• September 25th, 2021
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United We Dream Launches NationalUndocuFund


United We Dream is adding direct financial assistance as part of  our response to COVID-19. Our goal is to raise $120,000 to provide 300 households each with $400 spending cards. This boost would provide folks with money for groceries and other expenses they have now. One hundred percent of all donations made to the NationalUndocuFund will be distributed to undocumented immigrants and their families and the more we are able to raise, the more we can get out the door. Donations are being accepted at unitedwedream.org/nationalundocufund.

“Since our inception, United We Dream has been a place for immigrant youth to come together to self-determine our futures and bring to life a world in which our families and communities can thrive,” said Greisa Martínez-Rosas, Deputy Executive Director of United We Dream.

“It’s through that spirit of abundance and collective care that we are launching the NationalUndocuFund to address head-on the extraordinary need in immigrant communities and the callous disregard shown to undocumented people by elected officials.
“If only one undocumented taxpayer lives in a home, Congress has barred the entire household from receiving stimulus assistance and at the state level, most states have not expanded health care access, testing, and unemployment support to all undocumented people. Because of gross inequities, Black and brown people are feeling the brunt of COVID-19 infections and death.

“Today, we call upon our allies to donate to the NationalUndocuFund to provide undocumented folks and families the dignity and peace of mind that all people need during this difficult time.”

“Today, we call upon our allies to donate to the NationalUndocuFund to provide undocumented folks and families the dignity and peace of mind that all people need during this difficult time.”
Greisa Martínez-Rosas, United We Dream

For the past month and a half, United We Dream has been engaged in responding to the needs of our community amidst COVID-19. We have created content and launched programs to address the physical and mental health needs as well as financial and safety concerns of our communities with a wide range of resources. We’re also creating spaces for action, healing and joy for our nationwide community as we continue to fight for justice.

“We thank all of the grassroots immigrant community groups in cities and states across the country who have already jumped into raising and distributing resources to our communities and who are working day and night to meet the needs we are seeing.”

Applications for people needing help from the NationalUndocuFund will open on April 24th and the application criteria and more details can be found here: https://unitedwedream.org/nationalundocufund.

 

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