The membership of the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church (MVUC) in Alexandria, Va., overwhelmingly passed “statement of conscience” resolutions supporting immigration reform legislation and restrictions on gun sales, including background checks, at the Church’s annual meeting, May 5. Statements of conscience are a Unitarian Universalist tradition in which congregations take positions on issues of social … Continued
The E Pluribium Unum Prize is accepting nominations for initiatives that promote successful immigrant integration. This year, we will award three $50,000 prizes and one Corporate Leadership Award.
We have assembled a step-by-step guide to making our voices heard. Our goal is to equip Unitarian Universalists and other people of faith to meet with their members of Congress and advocate for Compassionate Immigration Reform
here is an article on immigrants in Virginia’s economy.
The Congregational Toolkit includes: Strategy to Stop Secure Communities; What You Can Do in your Community; Bringing the Faith Message; and How to Organize an Advocacy Meeting with local officials. Download from the website.
Our partners at National Day Laborer Organizing Network report that the DHS/ICE Task Force on Secure Communities will be releasing their report soon and they anticipate that it willl seek to justify the program. See NDLON and the National Community Advisory Commission report. It is endorsed by the UUA and includes a statement from UUA President Peter Morales.Congregations continue to organize around the country to stop S-Comm.
Some claim that undocumented immigrants take jobs away from low-income African Americans and other U.S. minorities. However, the Immigration Policy Center has a report that shows if anything the opposite is true.