SSL: Fast for Families tour

Reposted from the Standing on the Side of Love national campaign:

Dear friends,

We stood on the side of love for immigrant families in 2012 at Justice GA in Phoenix. Earlier this month, we stood on the side of love in Raleigh and made the connections between voter suppression and the 11 million undocumented immigrants yearning for a path to citizenship. We know that justice issues are interconnected, and we are harnessing the power of love to stop oppression wherever we see it.

So, what’s next? We’re going from Phoenix to Raleigh to your hometown! The Unitarian Universalist Association is proud to be a sponsor of the Fast for Families Bus Tour. The Fast started at the end of 2013 on the National Mall across from the Capitol, where notable figures like President Obama and key lawmakers came by to learn more about why we so desperately need reform to keep kids and parents together. And starting this Monday, we are helping to launch a bus tour across the country that will be making appearances in important Congressional Districts to advocate for immigration reform now. There will be two buses going on a northern and southern route, perhaps stopping close to your home town! Click here to view the bus stop events.

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Across the country, our partners have come to know and rely on the “Yellow Shirts” and the “Love People” to show up and witness for justice. Now, our partners in immigrant justice have asked for us to join them on the Fast For Families; can you help answer the call? If there isn’t a stop near you, there is plenty you can do in solidarity, like join the Fast for 24 hours, and let Congress know! Click here for sample tweets, Facebook messages and more. Have any questions before you get started? Just email us: love@uua.org.

Let’s show our partners we will continue to stand on the side of love until we have passed compassionate immigration reform that keeps families together. And let’s show Congress we aren’t giving up until they too, take a chance and stand on the side of love.

In faith,
Jennifer Toth
Campaign Manager, Standing on the Side of Love

 

Fast for Families will be in North Carolina and the surrounding area on the following dates:

March 26, 2014
Atlanta, GA
CD 5 John Lewis
Contact: Zully Rodriguez email: zulema.rodriguez@seiu.org

March 27, 2014
Greenville, SC
CD 4 Trey Gowdy
Contact: Noel Anderson email: nandersen@cwsglobal.org

March 28, 2014
Clinton, NC
CD 7 Mike McIntyre
Contacts: Dong Yoon email: dkim@nakasec.org / Emily Kessel email: eakessel@nakasec.org / Zully Rodriguez email: zulema.rodriguez@seiu.org

March 31, 2014
Sanford, NC
CD 2 Renee Ellmers
Contacts: Dong Yoon email: dkim@nakasec.org / Emily Kessel email: eakessel@nakasec.org / Zully Rodriguez email: zulema.rodriguez@seiu.org

April 1, 2014
Wake Forest, NC
CD 13 George Holding
Contacts: Dong Yoon email: dkim@nakasec.org / Emily Kessel email: eakessel@nakasec.org / Zully Rodriguez email: zulema.rodriguez@seiu.org

April 2, 2014
Greensboro, NC
CD 6 Howard Coble
Contacts: Dong Yoon email: dkim@nakasec.org / Emily Kessel email: eakessel@nakasec.org / Zully Rodriguez email: zulema.rodriguez@seiu.org

April 9, 2014
The Mall, Washington, DC
Washington DC Event

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About Elizabeth Mount

Seminarian, UU, organizer, and badass. For faith, justice, and interdependent existence.
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