National Day of Dignity and Respect on October 5

September 21, 2021

On October 5, more than 80 cities across the country will host marches and rallies for the National Day of Dignity and Respect in support of immigration reform. Immigrant communities in America as well as faith, labor, and civil rights groups will join together to call on Congress to pass immigration reform in 2013.

At this critical moment, it's more important than ever that LGBT voices demonstrate continued support for immigration reform. That's why we hope to see many Federation members raise their voices and make sure Congress hears our calls for dignity and respect.

Your organization can take action in four easy ways!

  1. Sign on as a local endorser of the National Day of Dignity and Respect. Just click here to add your organization's name. 
  2. Find an event in your state, promote it to your members, and get out there and march on October 5th . Click here to find an event.
  3. Use social media to show your organization’s support. It’s easy -- just make an “LGBT for Immigration Reform” sign, take a picture with staff and volunteers, and post it to social media using the hashtags #oct5 and #timeisnow.
  4. Share your story. Organizers are still looking for great stories of LGBT community members who are negatively affected by our broken immigration system.  If you have members who would be available for in-district meetings with lawmakers or who are willing to tell their stories in the media, let me know as soon as possible. Contact me at

Immigration reform impacts all of us, and it is our duty to stand together as a community and call on Congress to pass immigration reform that leads to citizenship in 2013. Make sure your organization takes part in this historic day any way you can!

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