Last week I previewed one of the Action for Immediate Witness (AIW) affirmed at GA. This week’s article will highlight another AIW:  Protect the Dreamers, the Recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) with a Pathway to Permanent Residence. This AIW calls on Congress to pass legislation giving Dreamers a pathway to permanent residence.  It also calls on UUs to support the Dreamers in their communities and contact their members of Congress to advocate for their protection. Congregations and members are being encouraged to deepen our theological grounding in issues of immigration justice, collaborate with local partners to combat anti-immigrant narratives, and work with grassroots organizations centering on those most directly affected by anti-immigration policies and other failures of the U.S. immigration system.  Click HERE for more information on this AIW.

Ways you can get involved:

First, sign up for the UU Social Justice (UUSJ) newsletter. This is a good source of information where you can receive action updates. These actions are literally the easiest way to contact your national legislators about issues. https://uusj.net/wp1/

Advocate for legislators to pass the Dream Act by filling out this form from UUSJ:  https://uusj.salsalabs.org/dreamact2023/index.html

SOPHIA’s Immigration Task Force has been working to keep the proposed provision of Driver’s Cards for undocumented people in the Governor’s state budget proposal. It brings new revenue to the state and ensures that people can get to work, school, and church. For more information, visit https://www.sophiawaukesha.org/task-forces/immigration

Voces de la Frontera is a membership-based community organization led by low-wage workers, immigrants and youth whose mission is to protect and expand civil rights and workers’ rights through leadership development, community organizing and empowerment. Learn more at https://vdlf.org/about/

GA Delegate
Karen Zimmerman