Race & Immigration at the State level
Here are two great ways you can get involved with State level activity:
- Women, children, and families
- Racial disparity
- Health, education, jobs, housing, economic empowerment
- Their Advocacy Committee meets monthly to discuss priorities guided by YWCA's advocacy policies and policy directions.
- They have a 501(h) expenditure which allows them to spend time and money on advocacy and still be a nonprofit.
Why it Matters
- The YWCA works with a wide range of issues, making them a great resource for staying up-to-date.
- They are very accessable both through Facebook and a newsletter which you can recieve by signing up on thier website.
- They organize their advocacy work into annual spread sheets like these:
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- The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (D.R.E.A.M. Act) is a bipartisan legislation which would allow young undocumented people who arrived in the U.S. at a young age to pursue their higher education and provide a path to citizenship once the following requirements are met.
- The D.R.E.A.M. Act has four basic requirements which are:
- You entered the country before the age of 16;'
- You graduate high school or obtain a GED;
- You have good moral character (no criminal record); and
- You have at least five years of continuous presence in the US.
Why it matters
- Everyone deserves an education and equal access to it. Undocumented students get a chance to attend a higher education institution and follow their dreams.
- It would bring our country economic benefits for example, D.R.E.A.M. Act could add from $1.4 to $3.6 trillion in taxable income.
- It will bring immigration focus and border security to the serious threats to our nation and not people with good moral character
- Our country will be more competitive in the global economy because we will have more students in our universities which will bring more innovative ideas.
How to get involved
- Join other groups and help them expand.
- Join email list and sign the petitions
- Organize and create your own group to get support from community
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Now use this information plus your passion to MAKE CHANGES