I have been hearing so many amazing stories of Unitarian Universalists making advocacy visits to tell their elected officials that immigration reform must respect the inherent worth and dignity of all people.
In 2010, I marched and later was arrested in Phoenix, AZ, because my faith values taught me that it is wrong to tear apart families and criminalize whole communities. No person is illegal. I stood on the side of love to stop immoral legislation that sadly began spreading from one state to another.
Now finally the moment is here, a once in a generation moment, to pass federal legislation that will create one immigration policy for our nation.
An immigration reform bill was introduced this morning, so now is the time to tell Congress that reform must be compassionate.
You can do that right now, by simply sending this message to your local elected official. Tell them that reform must keep families together.
One of the proudest moments of my presidency was when thousands of Unitarian Universalists witnessed at the Tent City detention center in Phoenix at Justice General Assembly last year calling for an end to detentions and deportations and for reform of our immigration laws.
You and I both know how powerful our voices can be when we mobilize and work together to make real change happen. Click here to add your voice today towards compassionate, family-based immigration reform.
Love has no borders, love keeps families together, love respects the inherent worth and dignity of all people.
Rev. Peter Morales
Unitarian Universalist Association
The message above went out on Wednesday, April 16, 2013 to Standing on the Side of Love supporters. You can sign-up for these emails here.