Aug 24, 2022
Democracy in Colour are launching one of it’s biggest campaigns called “Migration With Dignity“.
From listening to our communities, we’ve heard a clear message: temporary visas are ruining people’s lives. Migrants are stuck in holding patterns, without access to permanent residency or essential services and being exploited by employers because of their visa status.
But we have the solutions in our communities. We’re organising and building up the leadership of our own members to fight for our rights.
That’s why we’re launching Migration with Dignity, a campaign for a fair and just migration system.
We have a grand and bold long-term vision for our Migration with Dignity campaign to make sure that all migrants including permanent residents, temporary visa holders, refugees and people seeking asylum are treated with dignity and respect throughout their migration journey to settle on this continent.
And we’re kicking it off with a huge event in October that will bring together hundreds of people of colour on temporary visas from Sydney, Melbourne and online to take action together.
We’re asking for members to pitch in. To put together that kind of event takes money and resources – venue costs, sound equipment, materials for political action and paying for organisers adds up. Contributions to our crowdfunder will make all the difference, and anyone who donates will be directly helping people of colour come together to fight for our rights. Can you help bring us together?
This year alone, Democracy in Colour has:
Held 5 listening sessions and heard from over 60 people on the biggest issues facing people on temporary visas;
Trained and supported people with lived experience to share their stories and hold decision makers accountable in the lead up to the federal election;
Trained 16 people of colour in organising and campaign strategy to win on the issues impacting our communities.
Everybody in this country, no matter where we come from, deserves stability from good working conditions, a living wage, access to a safety net and the ability to build a home, family and community.