|Border Action launches state wide organizing drive for immigration reform “El Tiempo Es Ahora!”|
|Border & Immigration Reform|
|Friday, August 07 2009 17:27|
From small towns to large cities, including Yuma, San Luis, Somerton, Ajo, Casa Grande, Gila Bend, Globe, Guadalupe, Goodyear, Buckeye, Surprise, Glendale, Flagstaff, Prescott, Willcox, Cottonwood and other towns, we are getting people prepped and primed to have their voices heard by national leaders.
These days policy fights are played out by generating numbers through technology. Border Action wants to ensure that we don’t get left behind. Across the state we are training low-income immigrant communities how to sign postcards, send emails, respond to cell phone text alerts, make phone calls to officials and registering voters. These are the basic elements of civic participation, but training our communities how to use the newest tools has too often been overlooked.
View map of Border Action Human Rights Committees and planned organizing drive stops!
As we travel around Arizona and work with our existing Human Rights Committees in southern Arizona, we have set the goal of gathering 30,000 postcards to send to Obama, Senator McCain and local members of Congress. We will get 2,000 people signed up to receive text alerts, make phone calls to Washington and get email action alerts. And, we want to recruit and renew 1,000 members!!!
It is an ambitious plan and that’s why we need you: 1) make a contribution to Border Action and renew your membership!; 2) contact us if you would like more information about hosting a “platica” on being part of immigration reform (only available in Spanish!); 3) distribute postcards; 4) sign up to receive text message alerts.
This is a lot of effort but we recognize that this may be our last opportunity for several years. Our families, our communities and our country simply can’t wait any longer for an overhaul of our failing immigration policy. We need solutions and we need them now. Join with us in this critical campaign and be part of moving this country forward!
|Last Updated on Monday, August 10 2009 01:41|