Drop the I-Word Blog

Updates, News and Calls to Action

DTIW Exclusive Interview: Congressman Bobby Rush on HR 155

by Andrea Plaid on Jul 9, 2013 5:07PM

Andrea Plaid interviews the congressman and Civil RIghts hero about his push to get the House to drop the i-word.

San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times Drop The I-Word

by Andrea Plaid on May 21, 2013 11:05AM

Two more publications get on the right side of history.

From the West Coast to the Midwest: Chicago Tribune Drops the I-Word

by Andrea Plaid on May 7, 2013 3:05PM

Talking about the Midwest representing: the *Chicago Tribune* announced yesterday that, like its sister publication the *Los Angeles Times*, it'll drop the i-word too!

A Two-fer! Los Angeles Times And Denver Post Drop The I-Word

by Andrea Plaid on May 6, 2013 6:05AM

Two more big victories, won with your support! Will the New York Times be next?

The New York Times Disappoints UNITY

by Andrea Plaid on Apr 26, 2013 10:04AM

"As journalists and as members of minority groups, we understand better than most people the power of words to degrade and dehumanize those who are considered undesirable," said UNITY President Tom Arviso, Jr.

70,000 People Tell The New York Times To Drop The I-Word [VIDEO]

by Channing Kennedy on Apr 25, 2013 6:04AM

Watch the Drop The I-Word team and a coalition of activists deliver 70,000 signatures to the New York Times.

70,000 Signatures Later, The New York Times Refuses To Drop The I-Word

by Andrea Plaid on Apr 24, 2013 8:04AM

Yesterday, organizers presented the New York Times with over 70,000 signatures asking them to drop the i-word.

Organizations Deliver 70K Petitions Calling On The New York Times To Drop The I-Word

by Andrea Plaid on Apr 23, 2013 8:04AM

Undocumented immigrants and their allies insist the Grey Lady get with the times.

More Journalists Tell Colleagues to Drop the I-Word

by Andrea Plaid on Apr 22, 2013 1:04PM

Journalists have been incredible allies in our campaign to get their colleagues in dropping the I-Word. Allies liked Raul A. Reyes, whose employer USA Today recently dropped the slur, [said at the Huffington Post last week:](http://www.huffingtonpost.com/raul-a-reyes/associated-press-illegal-immi...) > On Tuesday, the Associated Press (AP) announced a major change in the way it describes people with an unlawful presence in the U.S.

Where Immigrants and I Meet

by Andrea Plaid on Apr 22, 2013 12:04PM

Campaign coordinator Andrea Plaid talks about her family's shared history with the millions of folks affected by the i-word.