By Hector Salamanca, AFSC Iowa Latino Youth Organizer Intern
I went to a recent town hall meeting in Boone, Iowa for a reason, and that was to ask Senator Chuck Grassley what his views were on the current Immigration bill. I was completely unprepared for what awaited me at the town hall and whether or not it was going to be a tough crowd or a supportive crowd that cared about immigration reform.
Dreamers and allies won a big victory with the Drivers Licenses this winter, but our work is still not done.
Now our sights are on Humane Immigration Reform and we ask you to join us on May 2 from 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m at City Hall, Second Floor Auditorium, 923 8th Street in Boone. We will be sending a clear message to Senator Grassley that we do not appreciate his recent comments over the immigration bill. So please join us and continue marching towards humane immigration reform.
Join us on International Workers' Day, May 1, as we rally in solidarity with all working class people across the world! May Day is the day for us to come together and join arms to lift up workers struggles across race, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity and nationality.
Meet at the Central High School Parking lot at 3:30, and march with us to the State House. We expect to arrive at the state house at 5pm.
The Toolkit is a collection of documents and resources that we hope will help you speak up in support of comprehensive humane immigration reform. It is crucial that your Congressional Representative and Senators hear from many people who support fair, just, humane reform. These resources will help you craft your own message. You might also simply want to send the New Path document and testimony AFSC has given with a note saying that you like what is said in those documents and hope that they will read them. What is important is that you speak up!
Comprehensive Immigration Reform is once again part of the national agenda. Grounded in our Quaker beliefs respecting the dignity and worth of every person, and in the communities in which we work, AFSC supports measures that ensure the integration of immigrants as full members of our society and address the root causes that push people to migrate. We believe that the bases of U.S.
Rally and March for Immigration Reform with a Path to Citizenship, sponsored by AFSC-NH, NH AFL-CIO, Bridges, GSOP, Lutheran Social Services, NH Alliance for Immigrants and Refugees, NH Catholic Charities, NH CLU, SEIU Local 615, SEIU Local 1984, UCC Immigration Work Group.
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