In the wake of the election results, COWC Board members joined others calling for a gathering to hold a safe space for our community. With a president-elect who has vowed to “build a wall” and to deport millions of immigrants when he takes office in January, many COWC members, their families, and communities now feel unsafe and more at risk than ever. Within 12 hours of the election results, over 100 community members gathered together to hold vigil together and commit to standing with each other for what is to come.
COWC recognizes that the new political climate will be rough and vows to advocate for and stand with communities that will be negatively be affected by this new administration. As an organization dedicated to organizing for worker and immigrant power, we anticipate a tough but inspiring road in the coming years.