Our Story and Strategy
Cosecha is a nonviolent popular movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Our name, "harvest" in Spanish, honors the long tradition of farmworker organizing and the present-day pain of the thousands of undocumented workers whose labor continues to feed the country. Committed to winning real victories for our community, Cosecha believes in using non-cooperation to leverage the power of immigrant labor and consumption and force a meaningful shift in public opinion.
Our movement emerged from a year and a half of strategic planning by immigrant rights and DREAMer organizers who have watched politicians battle for our votes, only to stall legislation year after year. For this reason, Cosecha doesn't rely on traditional tactics or dance with political parties. Instead, we're going on the offensive and calling for a series of strikes and boycotts to show that this country cannot function without immigrants.
Since launching publicly in July 2015, Cosecha has grown into a diverse, decentralized network of organizers supporting communities across the country as they join our fight and prepare to strike. Our campaigns are multifaceted but all focus on building the power of the immigrant community and activating the public to our support strategy and cause. Currently, Cosecha organizers are working on our A Day Without Immigrants campaign in over 50 cities and 25 states.
How Our Movement Works
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