Showing up for immigrant justice on April 5!
On April 5th, people around the country are taking to the streets to demand an end to deportations in the United States as part of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network’s Not1More campaign. More than 1,000 people are deported daily, and Obama Administration’s deportation total is predicted to reach 2 million people in April. That is two million too many.
Georgia WAND is an affiliate member of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) As white people committed to racial justice, we hold up the leadership of communities of color who are most impacted by daily realities and violence of white supremacy. We are with the organizations led by undocumented people who say a pathway to citizenship is important, but that right now the crisis of deportations in their communities must stop first.
There are many ways to show up for racial justice by taking action now and on April 5th, 2014!
Attend an April 5th Day of Action Against Deportations event
Learn more about the April 5th Day of Action Against Deportations - participate in Atlanta 10am at the Capitol to Walk for Inclusion; “Walk with US” to Stop Deportation, and Expand Deferred Action for All , or find an event to attend near you by visiting the Not1More website.
Support individuals facing deportation
Support individuals who are currently facing deportation by signing petitions to urge ICE to close their cases. There are 33 open deportation cases being fought through community organizations around the country connected to the National Day Labor Organizing Network.
Tell the President to cease deportations
President Obama has the power to suspend deportations while Congress works on immigration reform. Sign this petition to demand that the relief granted to Dream-eligible youth be extended to their family members and broader communities.
Write a letter endorsing the Not1More campaign
Share why you or your organization is in solidarity with undocumented people around the country. Check out this powerful statement from Southerners on New Ground (SONG) about their part in the Not1More campaign and the intersection of LGBTQ and migrant justice.
Stay connected to the struggle for migrant justice
Sign up for email updates from the Natioanl Day Laborer Organizing Network , check out a list of NDLON members around the country, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected with a white racial justice group near you.
Show up for racial justice by supporting SURJ’s commitment to organizing white people for racial justice. http://www.showingupforracialjustice.org
Spread the word on social media
Share the messages, tags, and images below on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram. Find Georgia WAND @GeorgiaWAND, facebook.com/GeorgiaWAND and SURJ on social media @ShowUp4RJ or SURJ Facebook page and tell us what’s going on in your area.
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