National Day(s) of Action 2012

 March 29, 2012 is the AILA National Day of Action.  Immigration advocates from around the country will be donating their time and resources to travel to Washington, D.C. and deliver a simple but important message to our nation’s leaders:

Immigration and immigrants are good for America.

They will be joined in the coming days by those of us who are unable to be in D.C., but who will deliver that same message to our elected officials when they come home for State/district work:

Immigration and immigrants are good for America.

A number of important issues affecting immigration and immigrants are currently either pending in Congress or in need of being addressed by Congress, and we need to stop treating the November election as an excuse for inaction and start treating it as an opportunity to be heard.  These range from detention reform, to reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and reintroducing the DREAM Act.

In the next few days I will write more about specific issues, but in the meantime, please make the decision to become politically involved in 2012.  You can use this link to find and contact your national elected officials, and this link to contribute to Immigrants’ List – a bipartisan political action committee dedicated to promoting the fair and just immigration laws Americans desire.  Locally, please make sure you’re registered to vote (Chicago residents, click here), and support local organizations such as ICIRR.

Make your voices heard on the 2012 National Day(s) of Action!

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