The Road to Immigration Reform
The journey towards helping the undocumented Irish and other immigrants has begun and we are calling on everyone to join the fight for a fair and just immigration laws. During the last campaign, while the majority of Americans supported sensible reform, supporters were badly outnumbered by anti-immigrant voices when it came calls to Capitol Hill. This time around immigrant organizations have set up a number of excellent resources and developed strategies to change this dynamic and help people to get involved.
It is important that those who support reasonable immigration reform let legislators know what they are thinking. There are may resources that make it easy to become involved at any level you would like some of them are listed below. Please send any other suggestions you have for inclusion in the next newsletter firstname.lastname@example.org
What can you do to help pass immigration reform now?
Log onto theReform Immigration for America and join the campaign today. This Campaign is a national coalition of advocates and organizations from faith, labor and immigrant communities committed to winning the votes needed to enact a just and comprehensive immigration reform bill in this session of Congress. Use Facebook, Linkedin and a host of other web resources spread the word.
On June 3rd, 4th and 5th hundreds of leaders and staff from immigrant groups across the country will convene in Washington D.C. for a Campaign Summit sponsored by the Reform Immigration for America Campaign. Participants will convene to strategize, train and be trained, and achieve important political benchmarks in the campaign. You can register for the event here.
Join the Center for Community Change - Cellphone Action Network and help win Immigration Reform this year using your cell phone. Text "justice" to 69866 to receive Action Alerts on your cellphone.
Check out the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform blog to get updated information on actions in the Irish community
Contact your nearest Irish Center to find out what actions they are organizing locally and how you can become involved.
TheJustice for Immigrants Campaign website is an excellent resource with good information for organizing in your parish, calling your legislator and developing actions to support immigration reform.
America's Voice provides updated information and articles about what is happening around the country so check out their blog.
Take the first step today by signing up to support the campaign and write or call your Congressional Representatives to let them know how you feel. Go to Reform Immigration for America to take action.