Mar 14, 2013
CWA activists waved signs in Spanish that read, "The time has come."
Below: CWA President Larry Cohen speaks to the crowd outside Arizona's state Capitol.
CWA President Larry Cohen called for a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants before 800 union members, their families, immigration advocates, faith leaders and community leaders rallying at the Arizona state Capitol.
"We need to tell each other, this is not about legal and illegal only," he said last weekend. "It's about hard-working women and men. It's about people who share The Dream with us. It's about our children and our children to come."
To loud cheers, Cohen asked, "Are we going to demand that people who work here get the same pay? Are we going to say to the recruitment agencies, 'You are the real criminals. You are the ones who should be locked up. Not the immigrants who come here fighting poverty.'"
Other speakers included AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Arlene Holt Baker, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor Executive Secretary-Treasurer Maria Elena Durazo and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.). Activists waved signs in Spanish that read, "The time has come."
Watch this video to find out why these CWA members and retirees are fighting for our jobs, our families and our future in Arizona.