Take Action Thursday: Immigration – part 2

Take Action Thursday: Immigration – part 2

Feel like you want to do something about Immigration?  Want to know how you can be a small change?

See below for various ways you can help!

Not interested?  No worries!  Join us tomorrow for Feel Good Friday – a little something to make you smile!

1. SIGN A PETITION: 
If you are looking to help immigrants:  check out FWD.us to sign the petitions they have started.  FWD.us is an organization started by some of the big names in the technological field (you may have heard of them – Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Sean Parker, and others) to help immigration policies in the U.S.  There are two petitions you can sign regarding immigration issues.  There is also a way for you to get directly connected with your representative (see below for a script if you want a guide on what to say) – it will come up after signing the 2nd petition.
Click here to get to website:
FWD.us
 When you get there, you’ll see an image slider with 4 scrolling images – the 1st and 4th dots are places to sign petitions:

If you’re looking to restrict immigration
: check out FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform).  This is an organization that works to restrict immigration in the U.S.  They have a place to donate, and under the “Take Action” ways to contact your representative and petitions to sign.  They are 3-star organization with Charity Navigator.

2. CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVE
:  Find out who represents you, and contact them about your feelings regarding immigration policies in the U.S.  Find out who specifically works for you (i.e. all your elected officials) and how to email or call them by clicking here:  FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES  This site will give you everyone from the top down – from the number to call the President to your local state assembly representative.  Their phone numbers are listed, and you can click on the links to get to how to email them.  Phone contact is the best way to have your voice heard, but emailing them or social media also works.  Never be afraid of contacting your representatives – they work for you!  


3. CALL OR WRITE THEM
: Below is a script of what to say or write depending on what side of the issue you are on.

Hello, my name is _________________ and I live in  _________(town or zip code – they want to know you’re from their jurisdiction).  I am a constituent of  Senator/Representative ___________, and I’m contacting you today because I am very much in support of (OR) against [building a wall/border patrol, policies regarding illegal immigrants, DACA, or any of the issues/arguments you have read about this week].  I agree/disagree with it because I feel (insert your reasons/feelings here – just say how you feel/what you think – feel free to use the information from this website to back you up – More info MondayTwo-Sided Tuesday or Worldview Wednesday).  I’m calling to see if Rep. _________ / Senator ___________ plans to publicly oppose/support these policies.

(If you have additional concerns/reasons you can add them in)

Thank you for your time.


4. DONATE TO A CAUSE
: This week there are 2 organizations.  Both of the organizations listed are given 4 stars by Charity Navigator, a site that rates charities based how efficiently they believe a charity will use their support and allow donors to make informed choices.  

Option A: National Immigration Legal Council – Our mission is to defend and advance the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their family members.

Nat'l Imm Law Center

Option B: HAIS– Welcome the Stranger.  Protect the Refugee.  HIAS rescues people whose lives are in danger for being who they are.  This is a Jewish organization that looks to help immigrants and refugees from around the world – regardless of religious affiliation.

HIAS

 

5. VOLUNTEER OR HELP LOCALLY: Click on the image below and it will bring you to VolunteerMatch.org – already set to helping out locally with the issue of immigration.  Type in your town and it will give you local organizations that help immigrants and what they need.  Some need time, some need items donated, others need special skills.  Check it out – see if you can help.

 

Tomorrow we wrap up the week with some smiles with Feel Good Friday.

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