Last year when we witnessed together in Phoenix, we saw the power that comes with accompanying communities in their work toward justice. We were overjoyed to have thousands of Unitarian Universalists vigil with those on the frontlines in Arizona with the hope that Sheriff Arpaio’s tent city jail will someday be shut down.
Now, as many of us prepare to head to another Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly (GA), I ask that you add your name, along with that of UUA President Rev. Peter Morales, to a letter asking President Obama to suspend deportations as Congress works toward immigration reform.
Since May 1st, people from our network around the country have been participating in a rolling fast to engage faith communities and call on the President to stop the suffering of people being deported today who could be offered citizenship tomorrow.
Since GA last year, we’ve done so much together. We were grateful and honored that many of you were involved with hosting the historic “No Papers No Fear” ride for justice that gave us all a new example of courage. I was happy to see Unitarian Universalist Barbara Moore sit in solidarity with young undocumented people in an act of civil disobedience last week in Los Angeles. And I’m heartened to know that there are UU congregations, and Standing on the Side of Love supporters, everywhere who are working for immigration justice. We know that our partnership is deep, profound, and stronger every day.
We need immigration reform so badly and no one knows that better than the families who go to bed worrying if they’ll be together tomorrow. That’s why it was easy for so many faith leaders to already add their names to this letter and I hope it is for you as well.
Click here to add your name to the petition.
Today, maybe even as you are reading this, representatives from 500 organizations will be delivering their letter to the President and they will point to this faith petition to show that the demand is only growing. Please be part of that groundswell.
I look forward to seeing many of you at GA 2013. Let’s make this another year for justice.
National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON)
PS: Going to the 2013 General Assembly next week in Louisville? Join me and UUA President Rev. Peter Morales in a workshop called “Road from Phoenix: Building on Justice General Assembly” on Thursday, June 20 at 10:45am.
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