To shed light on the essential workers who are healing the sick, stocking our groceries, delivering our packages and cleaning our streets, there is a new political art campaign called Immigrants Are Essential. It’s a project of non-profits Resilience Force and the National Immigration Law Center, who are sharing the hashtag #ImmigrantsAreEssential alongside artworks that put a face to these workers, across social media.

“When the pandemic hit, people who were deemed unskilled became essential almost overnight,” said Saket Soni, the founder of Resilience Force. “A cultural celebration for them every night is extraordinary, but applause isn’t enough. What is the political will of what these workers need?”

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