I will be joining the 100 Women 100 Miles Pilgrimage this week. As you may have picked up on, I have dedicated my heart, soul and career to the fight for immigrants rights. In case you have ever wondered why Natalie Anne Patrick-Knox from Shawnee, KS cares so much about this issue there is a little more on that below. But first I want to ask you to help me complete my goal by putting a little bit of money and a little bit more love into this action for dignity for immigrant women and families in the US.
This issue is deeply personal for me. I was the fifth generation born on my family farm in Kansas. I will be walking on the pilgrimage because of the deep connection I feel to my immigrant family that put its roots down on our farm and because of the love I have for all the other immigrants who come here for their families. I now live in Washington, D.C. with my husband and son where I am an organizer for Jobs With Justice. Every day I hear the stories of working people struggling to create a better future for themselves and their families that conjure up the hopes and dreams that my own family has been able to realize. During this pilgrimage I will have the opportunity to walk with brave women who have been standing up to people and forces in our country that seek to dismantle the American dream and punish hard working people in our communities. And while we walk, I will reflect on what we can do to change the rules to ensure we can keep families together and ensure everyone in this country can thrive.
Your money will go to the National Domestic Workers Alliance to help immigrant women be leaders in the fight for social justice. At the end of the day that if we each do whatever we can, whether it be walking 100 miles or giving $10, we can make this country a more just and loving place.