• No Adding 7 Countries to the Muslim Ban
    The Muslim Ban is a racist and xenophobic policy dividing families and targeting refugees from Muslim nations. This latest expansion is nothing then more of the same.
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    Created by Iman Boukadoum
  • Tell Congress: Stop Trump from detaining Iranian Americans
    “This is a bad time to be an Iranian.” That’s what a Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officer said when they were asked why dozens of Iranians and American citizens of Iranian descent were being held returning to the U.S. at the Canadian border with Washington State on Saturday. Sepehr Ebrahimzadeh was held and questioned for hours by CBP when returning from Canada to Seattle with his girlfriend after they spent a week out of town for the holidays. Ebrahimzadeh said the experience made him fear that the United States would prepare for war on Iran by rounding up everyone of Iranian descent, just like the Japanese internment camps during World War II.
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    Created by Demand Progress
  • Rename South Van Ness as Dolores Huerta Boulevard
    Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta helped organize the Delano grape strike in 1965 in California and was the lead negotiator in the workers' contract that was created after the strike. Huerta has received numerous awards for her community service and advocacy for workers', immigrants', and women's rights, including the Eugene V. Debs Foundation Outstanding American Award, the United States Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She was the first Latina inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame, in 1993. Huerta is the originator of the phrase, "Sí, se puede" (Yes, we can). As a role model to many in the Latino community, Huerta is the subject of many corridos (Mexican or Mexican-American ballads) and murals. In California, April 10 is Dolores Huerta day. It is also her birthday.
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    Created by sean s Picture
  • Make Me 46th President of the United States
    Because I want to make America a great place for international immigrants again. Because President Donald Trump is a terrible President. I want to be a good president for same-sex marriage, women and immigrants.
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    Created by Michael Tierney
  • Amerasians from Vietnam
    These Amerasians have US father's and are Americans. They need a pathway to US citizenship.
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    Created by Julius Larry
  • Bring my father home & keep our family together
    Please grant my father’s application for a pardon to protect him from the reach of Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and help him stay in the U.S. with us, his family. My father was brought to the U.S. lawfully as a child by my grandmother, who wanted a better life for her family. In 1997, when I was three, my father went to prison. He was just 19 when he shot and tragically took the life of another young man. In 2011, while my father was in prison, my brother (my father’s youngest son) was killed in an act of violence, deepening my father’s understanding of the traumatic impact he had on his victim’s family and gun violence has on our community, more generally. My father spent 25 years in prison atoning for the harm he caused (http://www.voicesfromwithin.org/tyrone-abraham.html). After much soul searching, he turned his life around and committed to bettering himself (he earned Bachelor and Master’s degrees) and helping others. He helped at-risk youth understand the impact of gun violence and develop strategies for non-violent conflict resolution. He educated his peers about HIV/AIDS and making healthy lifestyle decisions. He led his prison’s United Asian American Organization as President when no one else stepped up to ensure its representation. For all his work, my father earned the respect of peers, advocates, clergy members, academics, correctional officials, legislators, and, earlier this year, the state parole board, which granted him parole. However, my father was not freed on his release date, he was transferred to ICE custody and set for deportation to a country he has not seen since he was just 11 years old and where he has no family left. Time is running out; my father’s deportation is imminent as he sits in an ICE detention center. My father served his time, every day of his sentence; and so did our entire family. I need my father, my aging grandmother needs her son, my mother needs her husband, my uncle needs his brother, my cousins need their uncle, and my father needs us. Keeping my father away from our family and sending him to a land he does not know and where he has no support system is cruel and defies logic. Moreover, deporting my father would be a terrible loss for our community. New York taxpayers invested tremendous resources in my father’s transformation, and with the help of dedicated professionals, he succeeded remarkably. My father will continue his community work as a credible messenger after his incarceration. But without your pardon, we will all lose what we stand to benefit from my father’s return. The precious life of my father’s victim can never be replaced. As someone who lost her own brother in much the same way, I understand. But I am so proud of the man my father has become. He has taught me the importance of humility, hard work, and community service. Please help my father continue to live and work here in the U.S. If you give him this opportunity, I know he can help heal our broken world. Sincerely, Shayquana (daughter of Tyrone Abraham)
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    Created by Pierina
  • Oprah: Add More Latinx and Immigrant Authors to Your Book Club in 2020!
    For years, Oprah’s Book Club has elevated storytellers of diverse racial backgrounds to new heights. That’s why the inclusion of a novel written by an author who identifies as white, and who only recently redefined herself as Latina to coincide with the release of her new novel about a Mexican mother fleeing cartel violence, has created outrage online among people of color and fans of Oprah’s Book Club. Jeanine Cummins, author of "American Dirt," is unfamiliar with the lived experiences of immigrants, and in 2015 expressed discomfort in writing about race because she is white, yet the publisher notes she pursued this novel to “give these people [Latinxs] a face.” Latinx and immigrant writers, including those who are currently undocumented, exist. We believe in giving agency to the storytellers who are closest to the pain. It takes visionary creatives to celebrate our whole selves, spark joy, and heal as a nation. Frequently, mainstream narratives about the Latinx and immigrant community — both fiction and non-fiction — narrowly position us as criminals or neurosurgeons with little space in between. We become ‘the other,’ leading to guilt, shame, or pressure to live up to an impossible standard. What’s worse, narratives that dehumanize or stereotype Latinxs, immigrants, and the countries that our families hail from become ammunition to target us with harmful policies. Right now, only 4 of the 83 authors in Oprah’s Book Club are Latinx, including Jeanine Cummins. We believe it’s critical that authors who are intimately familiar with immigration and race have their work be read. We urge Oprah’s Book Club to include more Latinx and immigrant writers in 2020 that are writing from personal experiences and challenging the status-quo.
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    Created by Cristina Jimenez
  • Endorse Bernie Sanders
    Bernie will fight for the working class and poor. He has been consistent for 40 years. Medicare For All, tuition free public college, Green New Deal, Get money out of politics, get us out of endless wars, Federal Jobs Guarantee, Expand Social Security, Immigration reform, Criminal Justice Reform
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    Created by Robyn Weisgerber
  • Tell ICE to immediately release hunger striking men in Louisiana
    Five South Asian men have reached the 75th day of a hunger strike in the GEO Group-operated LaSalle Detention Facility in Jena, Louisiana where they have been subjected to the tortuous procedure of forced-hydration and force-feeding. According to medical professionals, 75 days without adequate nutrition is when vital organs begin to fail. The growing number of hunger strikes in ICE prisons across the country are no coincidence. It is indicative of complete disbelief in a fair legal process and the lengths ICE is willing to go to indefinitely detain them. Some of these men have been locked up for nearly 2 years,. We are deeply concerned that ICE appears willing to let these men die in detention to make an example of them rather than be released to community, where each man has family or close friends willing to provide housing and support. Freedom for Immigrants (FFI) has filed complaints with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) on behalf of the five men, demanding DHS address the systemic civil rights violations the men have faced under ICE custody. Freedom for Immigrants alongside Detention Watch Network (DWN), South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), local advocates, and medical professionals in the Louisiana area are warning the men are on the brink of death and call for their immediate release. Additionally, independent physicians cannot conduct an assessment of the medical treatment these men are receiving while in detention because ICE is violating its own policies which say people in detention have the right to independent medical evaluation. This is urgent. Currently, ICE is force-hydrating one man and force-feeding two men hunger striking at Jena LaSalle Detention Facility. Force-feeding is a painful process that involves physically restraining the hunger striker and forcing fluid through nasal passages with tubes. The practice has been denounced by the United Nations, Physicians for Human Rights, the American Medical Association, and the World Medical Association. Tell ICE to immediately release these men while their asylum cases are processed.
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    Created by Rebekah Entralgo
  • Prison Reform: Taking Action Against Mass Incarceration, Inadequate Prison Reform, and Abusive Gu...
    Help three Bellingham High School juniors raise awareness and bring about a change in the ineffective and unethical American prison system.
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    Created by Cody Trinkaus
  • Tell Congress: Investigate and Cut Ties to McKinsey
    The New York Times has broken the news that consultants from McKinsey—a global, corporate consulting firm that holds contracts with numerous government agencies—were complicit in fueling Trump's vicious anti-immigrant agenda. Not only were they willingly paid to collaborate in the development of an inhumane and illegal set of policies, they made recommendations that even made ICE officials uncomfortable—all in the name of separating, detaining, and deporting more immigrant families. The Trump administration's immigration policies are a stain on our nation's soul. The House of Representatives, which is already investigating the family separation policy, should specifically investigate the role of McKinsey consultants; how much they were paid; what expertise they brought; what recommendations they made; and how many other federal contracts they hold. We need Congress to take measures to cut all ties to McKinsey and other consulting firms that benefit so richly at taxpayer expense. Congress must ensure it will no longer fund inhumane policy proposals to punish immigrant families. #DefundHate
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    Created by Greisa Martinez, United We Dream
  • Bring Bakhodir Home!
    Bakhodir Madjitov, a Connecticut father of 3 young boys, had been living in the US for 11 years when ICE raided his home in the early morning hours of December 22, 2017. He’s been in custody ever since. His children are suffering – and we’re concerned that he may be deported soon. Bakhodir’s wife Madina was 39 weeks pregnant with a complicated pregnancy when ICE entered their home without a warrant 2 years ago. Bakhodir and Madina’s third child was born a week after ICE detained his father. Prior to being detained, Bakhodir supported his family as a home health aide working with a government issued ID. In the last 2 years, ICE has moved Bakhidor around the country in detention centers in Massachusetts, Alabama, New Jersey, and Louisiana. Madina and her lawyers are concerned that ICE might be planning to deport Bakhidor- even though he has an active appellate case pending. Connecticut values families. We want Madina and Bakhodir and the boys together. Join us in telling ICE that Bakhidor should be home with his wife and sons!
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    Created by Charla Nich