Luis Santoyo is a Media Outreach Fellow at the AFL-CIO. 

California Unions Launch ‘Short and Strong’ Student Video Contest to Capture Immigration Stories

 and UNITE HERE, the restaurant and hotel workers union, want to encourage more young students to share their stories of immigration—either their own or somebody else’s—with the country, especially with national lawmakers who may vote on an immigration reform bill as soon as later this year. The two labor organizations are sponsoring a student short film contest called “Cortos y Fuertes / Short and Strong.” The author of the best overall video will receive $2,000.