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We are now less than 2 weeks away from Election Day.
This means we have less than 2 weeks to make sure our voices are heard on critical issues that affect us and our communities. From local leaders and initiatives to state propositions - and of course the next president - this is our opportunity to decide what we want. Are you ready?
Voting in the 2020 election is one of the most important things we’ll do in our lifetime. There is so much at stake! Make a plan and be sure to vote by November 3rd.
Voter laws vary by state. Be sure you’re up to date on what is allowed in your state.
However, most states have 3 distinct options:
1. By Mail
Absentee ballots are now available in states that allow you to vote by mail. This allows you to vote safely from the comfort of your home. All you have to do is:
? 2. Early
If your state allows early voting, polling locations are now open. Find the one nearest you and vote before Election Day!
3. On Election Day
You can also vote in person at a polling location near you on November 3, 2020. However, be sure to check that you are registered beforehand.
Click here to find your polling location>>
Help them make a voting plan, explain what the voting options are in their state, and help educate them on what is on their ballot
The future of our communities is at stake. Make your voice heard.
Find your polling place here and don’t forget to cast your ballot>>
See you at the polls,
If there is one thing 2020 has made crystal clear is that immigrants are essential to the health of the United States. Immigrants across the country have helped their communities get through the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring we are safe, healthy, and fed.
Immigrant workers have given so much to our country in the last 8 months, it is now time to give back to them.
That is why today, on #GivingTuesday, I hope you’ll consider donating to America’s Voice.
#GivingTuesday is the global day of giving in which millions of people give time or money to organizations that are working to improve our communities.
Donate now to show your support and appreciation for immigrants by helping us be a better voice for these essential workers across the country>>
With your help, we’ll work to:
They are the DACA recipients working as nurses and doctors in our hospitals, they are the farmworkers putting food on our tables, they are TPS holders working as nursing assistants, they are the delivery drivers bringing food to our front doors, they are the grocery store workers making sure we have what we need, and they are the janitorial staff ensuring everything is cleaned and sanitized.
Be a part of our collective voice and help uplift the immigrants that give so much to our country, especially when we need it the most. Any amount you can donate will go a long way.
Please consider donating TODAY>>
With your support, we can ensure immigrants across the country - regardless of status - are recognized for their endless contributions to the growth and well-being of the United States.
P.S. For more information on our work and the latest updates on all things immigration, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
Yesterday, as President Trump hosted a major anti-immigration campaign rally to fire up his base, America’s Voice joined more than 170 organizations in unveiling the “2021 Immigration Action Plan.” This proposal is a blueprint for the next administration, not only to restore human dignity to a system weaponized by the Trump administration, but to transform America’s immigration system — reinforcing core American values and powering the economic recovery of the nation.
Read the 2021 Immigration Action Plan now>>
While the plan seeks to undo the damage done by the Trump administration — from putting children and families in cages and restricting the due process rights of immigrants at the border, to extending the detention limit for children and families, and forging ahead with a failed border wall — it acknowledges that more must be done to truly transform the system.
However, this transformation is only possible if Trump is voted out of office in November.
This plan is not only a proposal for what can be accomplished if power finally shifts, but also a reminder of what is at stake for the United States and her immigrants if the abhorrent policies of Donald Trump continue to plague our system. As we enter the election season, it is absolutely essential to send a message that Americans want immigrants and refugees treated fairly and humanely, solutions that reflect our values and realize our ideals, and policies and structures that modernize and transform our immigration system.
The first step? Show up this November.
Check your voter registration or register to vote today>>
Immigration is on the ballot this November, along with human decency and the future of American values.
Thanks for everything you do.
In the last several weeks it has been more clear than ever that millions of immigrants — both documented and undocumented — make crucial contributions to our communities.
Immigrants are working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic as doctors, nurses, grocery store workers, janitors, housekeepers, and farmworkers. They’re doing the work we need to fight against Covid-19.
But while immigrants are working hard to get us through this pandemic, the Trump Administration continues to attack them. Last month, President Trump signed an executive order limiting immigration into the United States by suspending new green cards. Don’t get distracted. This policy has no practical benefits and the coronavirus is NOT an immigration issue. This is yet another move by the Trump Administration to distract Americans from the fact that America still doesn’t have the tests, masks, and resources we need. The White House’s poor pandemic response is the problem — not immigrants.
Meanwhile, President Trump has signed an executive order forcing U.S. meatpacking plans to stay open, even though their lack of safety standards has caused 6,500 meat packing workers to be diagnosed with or quarantined for Covid-19. We have called on the Trump Administration to go and work a shift alongside these workers, if production is so important. But it’s been clear that the Trump Administration cares more about the profits of corporations than the health and lives of frontline workers.
Immigrants in detention centers are also feeling the effects of Covid-19. Social distancing is nearly impossible at the facilities and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has failed to provide detainees with basic resources such as masks, soap, or other protections. Advocates have called on the Administration to release detainees in order to help stop the spread of Covid-19 and save lives inside detention centers. ICE has only tested 1% of the detainee population so far, and 60% have tested positive.
COVID-19 affects all of us, regardless of our immigration status or where we come from. Our response to the global pandemic must include all Americans, standing side by side and working together.
This is why we have been proud to join a broad coalition of faith, civil rights, business, and immigration organizations from across the political spectrum to make it clear that #AllOfUs are in the fight against COVID-19 together. Learn more about the campaign and ways you can get involved at www.allofuscare.com.
Among those currently on the frontlines fighting COVID-19 are hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients whose future in this country is uncertain. Any day now, the Supreme Court is expected to make a decision on whether or not DACA should stay in place. Many DACA recipients are doctors, nurses, first responders, teachers, engineers, and business owners. They are paying taxes, going to school, raising families, and helping lead the fight against COVID-19. Show DACA recipients you stand with them by posting a message of support on social media using the hashtag #HomeIsHere.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Census Bureau has once again extended the self-response period through October 31. Filling out the Census is super important because the data that is collected this year will be used to make decisions for the next 10 years — so we only have one opportunity to get this right. Make sure you and your family are counted. Fill out your Census TODAY.
Already filled out your census? Talk to your family and friends (from a safe distance) and make sure they also participate, regardless of immigration status. Everyone needs to be counted.
Finally, Giving Tuesday is a global day of goodwill and charity that usually happens in the fall. But this year, a second day called #GivingTuesdayNow was added to fundraise for unprecedented needs caused by Covid-19. If you’re able, help us contribute to farm workers and day laborers who are doing essential work doing the pandemic. You can donate here.
Those are all the updates for now. Stay tuned for the latest developments on essential workers, DACA and all things immigration.
Stay safe and healthy,
This is it. The final week of the election. As we enter the homestretch, the stakes are even higher.
More than 66 million voters across the country have already cast their ballot. States like Texas, North Carolina and Georgia have seen record-high early voter turnout compared to 2016.
But we can’t let up or trust what the national polls say.
Voting is one of our most important civic duties, which is why it’s important to vote early and encourage other eligible voters to cast their ballot before or on Election Day.
There is simply too much at stake to sit this one out.
The economic recovery from COVID-19, the future of essential immigrant workers who have helped us get through the pandemic, affordable healthcare for our families, improving race relations, and the fight against climate change are all on the line.
If you have not already, make a plan and be sure to vote by November 3rd.
While voter laws vary by state, most offer 3 different options:
By mail - Fill out your absentee ballot safely at home, drop it off at your nearest mailbox or ballot box, and confirm online that it was received.
Early - If your state allows early voting, find a polling place near you and go cast your ballot before next Tuesday. You can find your nearest polling location here.
On Election Day - Vote in person at a polling location near you on November 3, 2020.
Be sure you''re up to date on what is allowed in your state so there are no surprises on Election Day!
Find your polling location here>>
Talk to them about their voting options, help them understand the measures and propositions on their ballots, or simply remind them how important their vote is.
Find your polling place here>>
Our collective voice will make the difference in this election. Let’s make sure we’re heard.
See you at the polls,
Today''s the day. The most important election of our lifetime is officially here.
There is so much at stake in the 2020 Election.
From ensuring an economic recovery from COVID-19, to reducing the number of deaths from the global pandemic and guaranteeing support to frontline workers. From assuring access to cleaner air to improving race relations and welcoming immigrants who simply want to work and provide a better future for their families.
It is all on the line.
It is time to hold our elected officials accountable and elect representatives at the local, state, and national level that stand for us and our values.
That is why I am urging you to get out and vote today. Find your polling place here>>
If you didn’t vote early or by mail, this is your last chance to have your voice heard in this critical election.
Voting centers are enforcing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines by making sure voting machines are clean and everyone keeps a safe social distance so it is safe for you to cast your ballot.
Please help your friends and family members to also cast their ballot.
Forward them this email, call them to ensure they understand the measures and propositions on their ballot, help them find their polling location, or simply send them a text reminding them how important it is to vote.
Every. Vote. Counts. I cannot stress this enough!
So grab your mask and some hand sanitizer and head to the polls today. You can find your polling place here.
Things don’t have to be the way they’ve been for the last several months - or even last several years. With our vote, we have the power to create the future that we want. Let’s go make it happen!
See you at the polls,
There’s no easy way to say this, but our asylum system is on the verge of collapse.
Last month, the Trump administration proposed a list of changes to the U.S. asylum system that would essentially bar all those seeking refuge in the United States if the rule goes into effect. The changes proposed include making it harder to prove credible fear of persecution, blocking Central American refugees because they traveled through another country on their way to the border, banning women and others fleeing domestic and gang violence from qualifying for the status, and completely destroying due process for those who apply.
This is not the first time Trump has tried to change the asylum system, but this proposal would be one of the most devastating changes enacted in the past 3+ years.
You can help stop these changes from being implemented now by submitting a public comment in opposition to the proposal>>
If these changes are enacted, the U.S. asylum system will essentially cease to exist. This means there will be no way to process and protect those seeking refuge at a time when it is already difficult to do so.
Seeking asylum is a human right.
Take action TODAY! Submit your public comment.
Although personalized comments are preferred, if you’re not sure what to say simply copy and paste the message below:
I am writing this comment on behalf of asylum seekers and refugees seeking protection in the United States. President Trump’s proposed changes to the U.S. asylum system are an attack on core American values. These changes will destroy that system.. Please stop these changes from being implemented.
Individuals and families fleeing violence and persecution are not a threat to this country. They deserve due process and protection.
Thank you for taking action,
After a long and tumultuous election season, campaigns are finally in the homestretch as they make their final appeals to persuadable voters. Meanwhile-- although it’s hard to see beyond November 3-- it’s time for many advocates to start thinking about what comes next.
One of the most important components of an accurate post-election analysis is understanding the voters, especially those who are often overlooked by political pundits and left out of the narrative. That’s why we’ve teamed up with over 20 organizations to produce the “2020 American Election Eve Poll,” a 15,000-sample sized election eve poll that will be released in part on Election Night and the following day.
The poll will provide the most accurate information about the vote choices and motivations of African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino/Latinx, and Native American voters.
Join us for a national webinar on Wednesday Nov. 4 at 11:30 AM Eastern to watch our expert panel present and explain the data and begin to put it in context of 2020 election results>>
Our poll was designed to provide unique demographics and data that will give a richer picture on voter preferences and will include:
RSVP Now for our virtual panel!
Understanding elections start with understanding voters. We hope you will join us as we take the first step in doing just that.
Victoria Slatton, Esq.
The stage is set. Donald Trump and Joe Biden are officially the presidential nominees for the 2020 presidential election.
In the last two weeks Donald Trump and Joe Biden presented their election messages during the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention - and the differences could not be more clear.
Two weeks ago, Joe Biden and the Democratic party presented a vision of hope and prosperity. A vision for the country where everyone, regardless of where they were born or what their immigration status is, belongs. The Democratic National Convention highlighted the beautiful diversity of our country and how immigrants play a key role in it. History was also made when Senator Kamala Harris from California accepted the vice presidential nomination. Kamala Harris is the first woman of color and daughter of immigrants to be chosen as a vice presidential candidate.
Read more in our DNC recap here>>
Meanwhile, last week Donald Trump presented a message of hate and division with blatant racism and xenophobia. Trump and speakers throughout the Republican National Convention celebrated their anti-immigrant policies and painted their authoritarian approach as a success story. It was all an effort to distract voters from their failure in handling the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read more in our RNC recap here>>
While the conventions may be over, the real work is just beginning.
It’s time to elect the right leader to do what is best for our immigrant family members and neighbors.
Deadlines to register to vote and request mail-in ballots (for those states that are eligible) are fast approaching. Make sure you don’t miss your chance to have your voice heard.
Register to vote TODAY.
Voting is one of the most powerful things we can do to ensure that everyone in this country, regardless of immigration status, is treated with the dignity and respect they deserve. We must show up. We must represent. We must be a voice for those who cannot vote.
Already registered to vote? Make sure your voter registration is up to date.
We must all continue to work together for the future that we want. A future where immigrants are celebrated, not torn down or used as political props. We must recognize and reward their endless contributions to our country.
It all starts with our vote. Make sure you’re registered to vote TODAY.
In a 5-4 victory yesterday, the Supreme Court blocked the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This is an incredible victory for the nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children, their families, and our nation.
Justice prevailed as the Supreme Court stood on the right side of history. As our Executive Director Frank Sharry said, “This could well be the turning point in our generation''s ferocious debate regarding immigrants and immigration policy in America.”
Read our full statement on the ruling>>
For more than two and a half years, since the Trump Administration ended the program in 2017, DACA recipients have been in limbo, uncertain of their future. Today, they can breathe a sigh of relief knowing what we’ve known all along — their #HomeIsHere.
As we celebrate today, we must remember that our work is not over. DACA is not a permanent solution. President Trump could still try to end it and DACA still does not provide a path to citizenship.
We must continue fighting to block additional orders from the Trump administration, demand that Congress finally pass the Dream and Promise Act, and campaign for candidates who support immigrant youth and promise to fight for them to remain in the country.
However, today we are happy to celebrate this victory, one that was only possible because of the many DACA recipients and immigration supporters who have led the fight.
DACA recipients are our friends and neighbors. They are teachers, nurses, doctors, business owners, engineers, first responders, students, and parents.
Thank you for your continued support as the fight continues.
You are receiving this email because you’ve opted to receive mailing updates from America’s Voice sometime in the last few months. You may have already received emails about our coronavirus fundraiser or the 2020 Census.
In any case, I wanted to welcome you personally to the America’s Voice community. We’re so glad you’re here. Our collective voice just got louder because of you!
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Together, we WILL win reforms that put 11 million undocumented immigrants on a pathway to citizenship.
Until next time,
Many immigrants across the country are currently working on the front lines of the Coronavirus pandemic.
They are the doctors, nurses, and medical staff in hospitals. They are the farmworkers picking and processing our food. They are the tech workers supporting our telework needs. They are the construction workers building hospitals and other health care spaces, and they are the janitors and housekeepers keeping our spaces clean and sanitized.
It is an unacceptable contradiction that so many of these workers are considered “essential” while remaining undocumented and unsupported by our social safety systems. They often do not have access to health care, paid sick leave, or job security.
The national coronavirus stimulus package that was passed by Congress last month DOES NOT include undocumented workers. This means that undocumented immigrant workers will not receive any of the benefits from the $2 trillion dollar package even though they pay $12 billion in taxes every year.
But there are ways to help them. We at America’s Voice are fundraising for two funds that help immigrant workers: United Farm Workers and the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Donate today.
United Farm Workers is the nation’s first and largest farm worker union, which works to protect immigrant farm workers. Donations will help ensure that farm workers putting groceries on our tables and protecting our food security are protected during this pandemic.
The National Domestic Workers Alliance fights for the rights of domestic workers in the United States. Their coronavirus care fund provides a safety net for in-home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners, who may be out of a job or unable to work safely during this time.
Any and all funds that you donate will be split between these two organizations. Please donate today.
President Trump and his administration have been doing everything in their power to make sure the work of immigrants during this time goes unnoticed. They continue to blame immigrants for the pandemic, use racist rhetoric such as calling the pandemic “the Chinese virus,” and closing down the southern border to asylum seekers even though they have nothing to do with the virus. The administration continues to demonize the same workers who are keeping our nation running.
We owe immigrant workers across the country, working in all fields, our gratitude and support. If you can, please donate today.
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