Wondering what our community is doing on immigration this summer? Here's a round-up of much of the work happening as well as some media articles showcasing our field.
Members of Congress will be in their districts for the August recess: August 2nd – September 8th. Extremist anti-immigrant groups are already mobilizing to delay and destroy immigration reform.
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As immigration moves through the House, it's time to write letters to the editor of local newspapers to express our support for immigration reform. It is time to share our own immigration stories and express why we believe immigration is a Jewish issue. There are two methods to writing a letter to the editor.
As we gear up to take up the fight in the House, check out these articles highlighting some of the work of our member organizations in the struggle for immigration reform.
It’s time for you to work for a Roundtable organization! Lots of great positions open at your favorite Jewish social justice organizations. Check them out: AVODAH is seeking an Executive Assistant in DC. Keshet is seeking a Boston Regional Manager in Boston. HIAS is seeking an Immigration/Refugee Policy Intern in DC.
The world watched in horror as over 1,100 garment workers were killed in April when a substandard factory in Bangladesh collapsed while they were at their jobs. Similar tragedies are killing and injuring men and women in many places around the globe where labor costs are low and working conditions are unconscionable.
This blog post features text from Jewish organizations for action alerts on immigration reform. Please feel free to draw inspiration from the text posted here to help craft your message on immigration reform this week. As we receive text, we will post it here. JCPA:
Immigration, Shabbat and Phone Banking
On Tuesday, June 11, President Obama gave a speech from the White House about the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, S. 744, declaring that “if you’re serious about really fixing the system, then this is the vehicle to do it.” In the afternoon, the Senate voted in favor of beginning substantive deliberations on the bill. We will likely see dozens of amendments filed from both sides of the aisle as debate moves forward over the next few weeks. It is critical that the Pennsylvania Jewish community lend it voice in support of S.