Currently, major legislation is being considered at the federal level, including comprehensive immigration and health care reform. Such policy issues directly impact the lives of Asian American immigrants and other immigrant communities. At the local, state, and federal levels, it is important that we speak up and voice our values on community, family, and equality. Join national efforts and become part of the widespread momentum for change. Your participation contributes to the critical mass necessary to pass important legislation.
Wondering what you can do? Here are some ways to advocate on behalf of immigrant communities today:
Educate yourself and others on the issues by utilizing and sharing resources on this website, attending a Voices event, or hosting an Asian American Voices screening.
Connect with Legislators
Contact your local and state politicians—or even the President—with your concerns. Visit the US Government contact page at http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml to get in touch with your state representatives and the President.
Lead or Participate in Action Efforts
Sign a petition, join a campaign, or submit your testimony in support of widespread efforts sponsored by community organizations, listed below.
Sponsored by Reform Immigration FOR America
Our broken immigration system is hurting our economy, American families, and all American workers. Comprehensive immigration reform is the solution. President Obama supports reform. But only Congress has the power to pass legislation.
Be part of the Campaign to Reform Immigration FOR America’s movement to engage every member of Congress to support the momentum that we started this summer, and to push strongly for these key principles for comprehensive immigration reform.
Sponsored by the Asian American Justice Center
Text “Justice/AAPI” to 69866 to receive periodic text messages on immigration news and events.
The Asian American Justice Center is gathering family immigration stories to prepare for the ongoing debate this nation is having on immigration and immigrant rights. Your stories will help show members of Congress the importance of the family immigration system to Asian Americans and the communities we live and work in. Please take a few moments of your time to submit your story by clicking here.
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Sponsored by Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)
Sign a letter to President Obama
Sign a letter to Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren
Sign a letter to Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi
Sponsored by National Immigration Forum
In 2010, Congress is considering a major reform of our immigration system. At the heart of this debate is whether we continue to provide others with the opportunity to attain the American Dream; the Dream of opportunity and freedom that has motivated generations of immigrants throughout our history to start a new life in America.
Sponsored by the Asian and Pacific Islander Health Forum
At this moment, Congressional leaders are preparing the final draft of health care reform legislation that will land on the President’s desk. Two key priorities for the immigrant community are at risk of being left out of this historic bill.
Sponsored by Health Care for America Now
We need quality, affordable health care, not politics. Congress needs to move forward and pass the health reform Americans were promised in 2008.
The Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum wants to share your stories to help put a face on today’s health issues and how they affect Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. We use these stories, always with permission, to assist journalists, policy makers, and other advocates by connecting them with individuals like you. Your comments may appear on our site and we may use your story to help persuade policymakers to support health reform. Some possible uses include legislative testimony, media opportunities, and to share with our partner organizations. Please click here to share your story!
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