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Congress of Day Laborers/Congreso de Jornaleros

The Day Laborers is an organization of immigrant workers and families founded by the day laborers who helped rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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National Guestworker Alliance

The NGA is a national membership organization founded by guestworkers who were trafficked to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. Today, the NGA organizes contingent workers in critical sectors of the economy across the United States.

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STAND With Dignity

Stand with Dignity is a grassroots membership organization of African American workers and families dedicated to winning inclusion, opportunity, and racial equity in the New Orleans economy.

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Legal & Policy Advocacy

The NOWCRJ’s Legal and Policy Department is an impact-strategy department serving the campaigns and initiatives anchored by the Workers’ Center.

I spoke out because I wanted to be recognized as a human being.
Hilario Jimenez
  • Washington Post By Catherine Rampell August 8, 2017 Love wins. Even for immigrants. On Tuesday, a federal district court struck down a Louisiana state law denying marriage equality to foreign-born residents. The law, which I first wrote about last Oc

  • Ruling permanently blocks state law that denied immigrants the right to marry NEW ORLEANS, August 8, 2017—A federal district court today issued a powerful rebuke against anti-immigrant discrimination in Louisiana, releasing a permanent injunction aga

  • NOWCRJ’s Congress of Day Laborers and BreakOUT have released the organizing toolkit From Vice to ICE, a resource on organizing across intersections of identities, including race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, country of origin, and