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Action Alert! End Discriminatory Towing Campaign Update

We had our first campaign victory when we met privately with Philadelphia Police Commissioner Ross in late July to present our ask!! It was possible only because of the incredible, hard work of all NSM members. Congratulations!  The election of Donald Trump ruthlessly targeting immigrants (and of course other vulnerable communities) temporarily shifted our energy to organizing to

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Sanctuary in the Streets Update & Save-the-Dates!

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, our Sanctuary in the Streets trainings prepared over 650 people to offer rapid response in the event of ICE raids and mobilized a network of 1800 allies, while our ICE raid hotline numbers (English/Spanish and English/Indonesian) were distributed to thousands of immigrants in Philadelphia. Although further trainings for

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4 Ways to Fight Trump

NSM launches massive campaign to fight Trump’s extremist anti-immigrant agenda.  Sign up today! This is terrifying. Trump’s campaign of hate, racism and exclusion took the White House.  The backlash of white voters was harsh and strong, and Trump’s rhetoric now has the power of the White House behind it.    Immigrant members respond to the election results: “I am

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Fighting to Stop PA Anti-Sanctuary Bill, HB 1885

On Monday, Oct 17th, the PA House of Representatives passed HB 1885, the Anti-Sanctuary bill, 136-55.  The following week the bill passed out of the Senate Committee and is expected to come to a full vote on the week of October 24th, the last week of session. This is a very dangerous bill that will have serious consequences

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200+ PA Clergy deliver letter opposing Anti-Sanctuary bill, HB 1885

Members of the Pennsylvania faith community delivered a letter signed more than 200 faith leaders, urging state lawmakers to reject HB 1885, an anti-immigrant piece of legislation that creates an environment of discrimination against all immigrants.  Faith leaders urge the Pennsylvania legislature to recall how important the role of welcoming the immigrants is according the

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Community meeting after Supreme Court’s negative decision on Deferred Action

After the Supreme Court failed to support Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA), we held dinner together with immigrant leaders about the fight for immigrant justice. Even though the Supreme Court didn’t vote in our favor, the hope and the strength to continue fighting and organizing is more alive than ever before! We will

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Immigrant leader retreat on Live Stop

Our campaign decisions, including what to work on and strategy, come from our affected immigrant members. On July 10, 2016, immigrant leaders came together at member congregation in Philadelphia Praise Center for a retreat to determine vision, strategy, and tactics for the Live Stop campaign. The retreat was held in English, Spanish, and Indonesian. In an

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