El Tiempo Latino, Milagros Meléndez-Vela, Posted: Feb 22, 2010
Day-laborers in Culmore helped to shovel snow after two severe storms in the Washington, D.C., area as part of a national campaign to bring awareness to the contribution of migrant workers in the U.S., according to the Spanish daily El Tiempo Latino. During their daily activities, the volunteers hung a sign that read: “Obama, changes mean justice,” inviting the president to fulfill his promise to pass immigration reform.
The campaign “Taking roots,” spearheaded by the National Day Labor Network, aims to focus on day-laborers’ positive impact in the communities in which they live. “We want to show with this initiative to local residents, businesses and politicians that day laborers are willing to contribute with their volunteer work to the betterment of this community,” said Carmen Hernández, director of the Culmore Committee for Tenants and United Workers.