We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to pass compassionate, comprehensive immigration reform. Our plan is for a massive mobilization of our community and partners to hold visits with members of Congress during the in-state district work period from March 25-April 5.
Join the Standing on the Side of Love webinar on Wednesday, March 13 at 8pm ET for an informative presentation on meeting with your federal representatives.
Congress will likely pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) legislation this year and whether it is compassionate in addition to comprehensive depends on how much we and other faith communities influence the outcome.
We asked you to commit to doing an in-district advocacy visit, i.e. neighbor-to-neighbor meeting, with your members of Congress. In-district visits are one of the most effective ways to ensure that your voice is heard.
More than 30 congregations have already signed up to conduct visits and several UU State Advocacy Networks are making plans for these as well. We’ve also heard from UU leaders of congregations participating in interfaith community organizations that are visiting their Members of Congress. Please call now and make an appointment to meet with yours ASAP. It’s easy to make an appointment to speak with your legislators, and a small group from your community can have a real impact.
Never done a lobby visit before? No worries! We can help walk you through the process. This call will also be informative for folks who are comfortable with advocacy, but want a refresher, along with some up to the minute details on where we currently stand with compassionate immigration reform.
Join the Standing on the Side of Love webinar on Wednesday, March 13 at 8pm ET and you’ll learn everything you need to set up and conduct and effective advocacy visit.
Speakers: Unitarian Universalist Association Witness Ministries and Standing on the Side of Love staff and leaders from UU congregations, UU state networks, and districts.
See our step by step guide on how to set up a district advocacy visit, talking points, and more at www.standingonthesideoflove.org/CIR.
With your help, people of faith will play a key role in ensuring that immigration reform is compassionate, and reflects the worth and dignity of all people. Commit to doing an in-district lobby visit today!
Love keeps families together, love respects the inherent worth and dignity of all people, love has no borders.
Standing on the Side of Love
PS: The first 50 congregations to sign-up will receive a packet of Standing on the Side of Love goodies to support their work–click here to register your in-district visit today!
The message above went out on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 to Standing on the Side of Love supporters. You can sign-up for these emails here.