A project of the Center for Community Change

Change Takes Courage

By 2010, deportations under President Obama had reached record levels: families separated, young people robbed of their future and public safety threatened by a system that is broken.

The Change Takes Courage Campaign urged President Obama to keep families together by:

  1. Ending the deportations of parents of citizen children, DREAM-eligible youth and military veterans;
  2. Discontinuing ICE programs that undermine the public safety of all communities;
  3. Strengthening protections for all workers.

Rep. Gutierrez at March 31 press conference launch of “Change Takes Courage” Campaign”

Pt. 1 March 31 press conference launching “Change Takes Courage” Campaign, featuring Eva Millona, a member of FIRM’s executive board, DREAM student Anngie Gutierrez, and mother Maria Bolaños

Pt. 2 of the press conference, featuring Reps. Grijalva, Schakowsky, Ellison, and Chu