Speak Out for Immigration Reform that Promotes Human Rights, Justice, and Dignity!
Georgia WAND has been working with our coalition partners: Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR), Georgia Immigrant Refugee Rights Coalition (GIRRC), and Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), to support comprehensive bipartisan immigration reform and call for an end to deportation. Right now, Congress is debating legislation that would create significant changes in the U.S. immigration system, and this is the time to take action to ensure that they include policies that promote human rights, economic justice, and dignity!
How You Can Take Action Today!
1. Educate Yourself!
Georgia WAND has been working with our newest coalition partner, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), in creating tool kits around Comprehensive Immigration Reform and detention center solidarity actions (coming soon). The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Tool Kit by SURJ provides a background to the introduction of comprehensive immigration reform legislation and many opportunities to take action. Now is the time to speak out!!
2. Call Your Senators and / or Send a Letter!
Call Senator Chambliss at 770-763-9090 and Senator Isakson at 770-661-0999.
As the Senate continues the floor debate on the immigration reform legislation, this is the opportunity to call their offices and ask them to support amendments for bipartisan legislation that:
- Keep families together
- Protect a fair path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants already here
- Protect human rights along the U.S.-Mexico border instead of increasing the militarization of the border and other harsh enforcement policies.
Write Sen. Chambliss at: 100 Galleria Parkway, Suite 1340, Atlanta, GA 30339 or write Sen. Isakson at: One Overton Park, 3625 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 970, Atlanta, GA 30339.
Personal letters are another great opportunity to ask your Congressperson to support immigration reform that promotes economic justice and dignity for everyone and also a way to share your story!
3. Join Phone-banking Action for Immigration Reform!
Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 - 8:30 PM at the Latin American Association, 2750 Buford Hwy NE 30324
Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) is hosting a Phone Banking event for Immigration Reform Support. At this action, people will call registered voters and urge them to call their U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives about supporting bi-partisan immigration reform.
Help spread the word, and bring a cell phone! There will be pizza ordered for supper!
If you can attend, please RSVP by e-mail to email@example.com!
If you cannot attend but would like to help, e-mail Laura Toro at firstname.lastname@example.org!
4. Speak Out Against H.R. 2278, the SAFE Act!
This week, the House Judiciary Committee passed the ‘Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement Act’ (SAFE Act), H.R. 2278, introduced by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC). If enacted, the SAFE Act will work against positive immigration reform by increasing detentions and deportations, by creating an environment of rampant racial profiling and unconstitutional detentions, and by criminalizing the 11 million undocumented immigrants; all without addressing the immigration system's problems.
Contact House Leaders Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) at 202-225-0600 and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at 202-225-4965 and tell them not to bring the "SAFE Act" up for a vote!