Reacting to conservative complaints about Coca-Cola’s Super Bowl ad, Brenda Wood from WXIA in Atlanta destroys conservative myths about multiculturalism in America.
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Neighbors Build A Refuge via @wabedalton @latinousa: Reporter Martha Dalton takes us to the remote town of Lumpkin, Georgia. Volunteers are supporting the family members of detained immigrants. One small act of kindness–creating a place to stay–helps these families visit their loved ones. The volunteers also create an opportunity for people to come and meet those affected by immigration detention policies.
Neighborly Policing In Alabama via @msabcleek @LatinoUSA:
Alabama is known for having some of the nation’s harshest anti-immigrant laws. In the tiny town of Clanton, officers were ordered to arrest anyone with a valid visa, leading to severe cases like the arrest of a breastfeeding mother. But police chief Brian Stilwell is trying to change his force’s negative image by finally reaching out to Clanton’s growing immigrant community. Ashley Cleek went down to the Alabama town to learn more.
Jose Antonio Vargas on his allies in his article "In Immigration Reform, Allies Must Join Activists"
“I was not the only person who “came out,” so to speak, when the New York Times Magazine published an essay on my life as an undocumented immigrant nearly three years ago.
Pat Hyland and Rich Fischer, veteran educators who served as my mentors at Mountain View High School; Jim Strand, the venture capitalist whose scholarship fund paid for my college education; Peter Perl, a senior editor at the Washington Postwho risked his career by keeping my secret — all of them “came out” too. As I prepared to publicly reveal my undocumented status in the spring of 2011, I reached out to Pat, Rich, Jim, and Peter. “You are a part of my story,” I told each of them, before asking permission to include them in my essay”
#TheJailerPart2 by @DevotchkaMusic @ErinMckeown @Flobots in support of immigration reform
The Jailer: Part 2” is a remix of Erin McKeown’s critically-acclaimed song, “The Jailer”, a collaboration between Star Jaguar’s Shawn King (Devotchka) and Stephen Brackett (Flobots), featuring Erin McKeown.
The trio united to create the “The Jailer: Part 2” remix and lyric video as a way to expand their support for just and humane immigration reform. The project was inspired by a visit to border communities in Arizona — part of an Air Traffic Control (ATC) Artist—Activist Retreat — where the musicians witnessed first-hand the challenges facing the recent immigrants and U.S. citizens residing there.
For a FREE download of The Jailer: Part 2, click here.
Susan Segal, President and CEO of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) in discussing a new report Immigration and the Revival of American Cities: From Preserving Manufacturing Jobs to Strengthening the Housing Market.
Rabbi Steve Gutow in his article “Immigration Reform Now: The Intersection of Religion, American Political Will and Reason” Gutow is the President of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.
In this moment, every American of every background has an opportunity to stand up and say, ‘Hineni. Here I am.’ The work to secure comprehensive immigration reform may not be done in a day, or a month, or a year… but I pledge to do my part. Fulfill your pledge right now by liking and sharing this video.
Teach For America supports the DREAM Act. Listen as some of our staff members share many of the reasons why.
The National Education Association is sponsoring National Call In Days for Dreamers. The Senate is preparing to debate the most important immigration bill our country has seen in decades. Included in this monumental step towards compassionate, comprehensive reform of a broken system are protections for families to stay together; a path to citizenship for hardworking immigrants; and, for Dreamers –students who were brought here as children and who dream of belonging to a country they call home, a chance to finally become a citizen.
Call your Senator by dialing 1-866-632-6057
The time is now for the Senate to take a bold step forward on behalf of millions of aspiring new Americans and help them reach the light at the end of the tunnel.
Read more here: http://www.nea.org/home/55700.htm