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Of Love And Politics, And Jeb Bush’s Surprising Statement

Kica Matos

April 8, 2014 at 4:16 pm

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in Fox News Latino. It was the immigrant and Latino vote that helped President Obama win the White House in 2008 and 2012 because of his promise to pass comprehensive immigration reform. After five years of relentless deportations under his administration, our President is destroying the immigrant communities who […]

Of Love And Politics, And Jeb Bush’s Surprising Statement

Kica Matos

at 4:16 pm

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in Fox News Latino. It was the immigrant and Latino vote that helped President Obama win the White House in 2008 and 2012 because of his promise to pass comprehensive immigration reform. After five years of relentless deportations under his administration, our President is destroying the immigrant communities who […]

Why I Fasted

Emily Gelbaum

March 27, 2014 at 11:58 am

Last Wednesday, March 19th, I participated in the Women’s Fast for Families, a national fast organized by We Belong Together, in which women choose 24 hours to fast for immigration reform. At first, I agreed to join the fast for two reasons. First, because I was asked to participate by Heather Booth, a personal hero of mine […]

Why I Fasted

Emily Gelbaum

at 11:58 am

Last Wednesday, March 19th, I participated in the Women’s Fast for Families, a national fast organized by We Belong Together, in which women choose 24 hours to fast for immigration reform. At first, I agreed to join the fast for two reasons. First, because I was asked to participate by Heather Booth, a personal hero of mine […]

Why I Fasted

Emily Gelbaum

at 11:58 am

Last Wednesday, March 19th, I participated in the Women’s Fast for Families, a national fast organized by We Belong Together, in which women choose 24 hours to fast for immigration reform. At first, I agreed to join the fast for two reasons. First, because I was asked to participate by Heather Booth, a personal hero of mine […]

Keep Families Together Summit

Community Change

March 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Last week, 84 families, leaders and staff members from 21 states came to Washington, DC to participate in the Keep Families Together Summit. These immigration advocates took part in extensive training sessions to bring new leadership, communication and organizing skills back to their home states. They also embarked on two days of legislative visits, press […]

Keep Families Together Summit

Community Change

at 5:53 pm

Last week, 84 families, leaders and staff members from 21 states came to Washington, DC to participate in the Keep Families Together Summit. These immigration advocates took part in extensive training sessions to bring new leadership, communication and organizing skills back to their home states. They also embarked on two days of legislative visits, press […]

Keep Families Together Summit

Community Change

at 5:53 pm

Last week, 84 families, leaders and staff members from 21 states came to Washington, DC to participate in the Keep Families Together Summit. These immigration advocates took part in extensive training sessions to bring new leadership, communication and organizing skills back to their home states. They also embarked on two days of legislative visits, press […]

Meeting Brenda Ortigoza

Amanda Sands

December 9, 2013 at 10:09 pm

On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to shadow kids who were taking part in the “Keeping Families Together: Youth in Action” events on Capitol Hill as they made their way to various California and Washington state Congressional offices, speaking to staffers about how postponing comprehensive immigration reform tears apart families every day. As we finished […]

Meeting Brenda Ortigoza

Amanda Sands

at 10:09 pm

On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to shadow kids who were taking part in the “Keeping Families Together: Youth in Action” events on Capitol Hill as they made their way to various California and Washington state Congressional offices, speaking to staffers about how postponing comprehensive immigration reform tears apart families every day. As we finished […]

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