Watch 70K People Tell The New York Times to Drop The I-Word

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

By Jay Smooth Apr 25, 2013

On Tuesday April 23, 2013, on the eve of renewed debate around U.S. immigration policy, [the Applied Research Center](, which publishes Colorlines, and [the Drop the I-Word campaign]( led a coalition of activists, including Fernando Chavez (the son of Cesar Chavez) and Jose Antonio Vargas, to deliver 70,000 signatures to the New York Times, urging them to stop using the dehumanizing and inaccurate term "illegal immigrant" in their news coverage. We caught the action on tape, of course. Check it out.