Immigration is a human story. The We The People Ride is a story-telling effort.
Thank you for financially supporting the Cross-Country “We The People For Common Good Immigration & Border Practices Ride” from September 10 - November 14, 2021!
Your contribution will feed our bodies, fuel our support vehicles, and fix our flats!
Your donation is key to the success of our 3,200-mile story-telling journey from San Diego, California, along the US/Mexico border and the southern coast of the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean at Saint Augustine, Florida.
We are riding across the country to hear the stories of people impacted by the United States border and immigration practices.
We want to be close to the people who live on the border, serve one another on the border, work along the border, and have come to the border as refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants.
We will share these stories around the country in “real-time” on social media and in long-form through a documentary scheduled for release in 2022.
Why We Ride: We are biking across the country from San Diego, California to Saint Augustine, Florida meeting the people who live on the border, serve one another on the border, work along the border, and have come to the border as refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants.
We believe our entire nation is better when we hear the voices of those closest to the border and understand the best way forward for our immigration and border practices.
The United States is a country made up of people who come from many places.
Some of us can trace our roots to the indigenous communities of this land.
Some of our ancestors were brought here for the slave trade.
Some of our ancestors came here willingly to pursue freedom, success, or a new chance at life.
Some of us were born here, and others of us were born in other lands.
Some of us speak English while others do not.
Our different backgrounds, experiences, languages, and cultures make us who we are as a nation. We, The People, are a multitude.
Immigration is a foundation of America. No other nation has as large an immigrant population as does the United States—and this remains our greatest strength.
While immigration is foundational, it remains one of the most fraught social and political issues in our country.
Who can enter this country, work here, create a family here, and become Americans are questions that continue to roil our politics.
We need a Common Good approach to immigration and border management.
The Common Good means setting the right policies leading to the inclusion of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers through a clear, fair, accessible path of migration to United States.
A Common Good approach also means advocating for the best practices of border management. We believe that means moving away from a militarized approach to our border.
We are riding because we want to know what the people closest to the situation think and experience.
Will you help us along this journey with a per mile donation?
Ravenn L. donated $25
3 days ago
Anthony M Flora donated $2,000
3 days ago
Ron Nyswaner donated $1,500
4 days ago
Margaret Peel-Shakespeare donated $50
Thanks to Doug and the team for bringing stories, videos, and news from the border. We are praying for you! Vaya con Dios!
4 days ago
Tommie Kozlov donated $100
With great fondness I remember your visit at our church in Irvine, California - I.U.C.C. (Irvine United Congregational Church) on you cross country motorcoach trip 2-3 years ago. Keep up your important work and mission. Tommie
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We The People Ride
Immigration is a human story. The We The People Ride is a story-telling effort. We will meet the people who live on the border, serve one another on the border, those who work along the border, and those who have the best way forward for our immigration and border practices.
Through our Border, Community, and Virtual rides, we will tell the stories of people all across the United States who have come as refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants. These stories will inspire and shape our understanding of who we are as a nation and who we can be.
Join us for a ride into the life-changing stories of these amazing people.