On Monday, November 21, thousands in Alabama gathered to oppose HB 56 and to say “One Family, One Alabama, One America”. Stand with Alabama and take the following actions listed below by the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice.
Also, take a look at the Top 10 Reasons Why Alabama’s New Immigration Law Is a Disaster for the Rule of Law written by the Center for American Progress Immigration Team. You can also download and read the Korean translation of this blog post.
TAKE ACTION TODAY TO SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH THE “ONE FAMILY, ONE ALABAMA” CAMPAIGN!
The Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice has asked for your support in these ways:
BILLS FOR BILLBOARDS: Contribute to an ad campaign to change the hearts, minds and votes of Alabama lawmakers. Your donation will help post billboards across Alabama, challenging legislators to repeal Alabama’s heartless immigration law! We will use images of “One Family, One Alabama, One America” created by people from all over the country, posted on the Alabama Coalition For Immigrant Justice Facebook page! Click here for donation information.
SOCIAL MEDIA: Post a picture or video to Facebook and Twitter depicting what “One Family, One Alabama, One America” means to you. Post your videos, pictures, and drawings to Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice’s Facebook page, Governor Robert Bentley’s Facebook page. Share on other social media sites that are significant to you and your community—this could be your state legislator, your place of worship or a local leader. Help us spread the message that we are all One Family! Tell us what One America means to you, your family and your community. On Twitter, follow @ALimmigrant and #CrisisAL for updates, and share your thoughts with @GovernorBentley.
OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH “ONE FAMILY, ONE ALABAMA”
1) Host an action/vigil in your community this week. Plan a faith vigil to stand in solidarity with the“One Family, One Alabama” campaign launch at the historic 16th Street Baptist Church. Communities across the country can organize local prayer vigils to highlight Thanksgiving. As we give thanks for our families, please remember and pray for the families of Alabama that have been torn apart by HB56.
2) Send a message to ask that Janet Napolitano come to Alabama. Ask Sec. Napolitano to come her to come down to Alabama and speak with impacted families and to stop ICE implementation of HB56. She needs to see for herself the damage that anti-immigrant bills are doing to the community here. Click here to send a personalized message.
3) Keep anti-immigrant legislation from happening in your state! Send a message to your legislators and state governor to stand up and reject anti-immigrant bills in your state.
Thank you for your support, and be sure to spread the word in your community about ways to show solidarity with Alabama today.
Rights Working Group, in Solidarity with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice