Sign a letter of support!

Do you live in Pennsylvania and want driver’s licenses for all? We need support from people throughout Pennsylvania! You can help by writing a letter to Representatives Taylor and Keller, the Chair and Minority Chair of the House of Representatives Transportation Committee. They have the power to move House Bill 1648, unmarked driver’s licenses for all in Pennsylvania.

Our goal is to receive 1000 letters in support of driver’s licenses for all by May 31, 2015. You can use the below letter as a template and email it to Make sure to include why this issue is important to you as a Pennsylvanian!

Want to help out even more? Ask your friends, family, and neighbors to write letters in support of driver’s licenses! Here’s a downloadable version of the letter in Indonesian and here’s a version in Spanish!

Dear Representatives Keller and Taylor:
As a person of faith and Pennsylvania resident, I am writing to ask for your support of Pennsylvania HB 1648 which will provide driver’s licenses to all undocumented Pennsylvanians.
I support driver’s licenses for all because
I hope I can count on your support for this important legislation.

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Immigrant led Community Organizing

Our staff manages our campaigns and programs while our members join our working committees to inform our programming, choose our campaigns, and plan our strategies to win. Through conversation and listening, our members and the community on the ground are the ones directing the organization. When people reach out to NSM, they connect with someone who speaks their language, looks like them, and is committed to empowering immigrant communities because they understand their journey and struggle. At NSM, our communities see their peers guiding our mission, creating trust, and allowing members to recognize NSM as an immigrant-led organization.
NSM works to lift the skills of the affected community and dismantle systems of oppression while promoting systems of mutual support, collective liberation, and respect for all people, which is why we provide interpretation services, respect childcare needs, schedule our sessions during times that work best for members who work multiple jobs or cannot meet in person, and allow members to inform us about their individual needs before meetings.
The community leads our work at every level to eliminate unnecessary barriers and meet the varied needs of our members.

Leadership Development

Our Leadership Development Program is a step in recruiting and training new leaders and training. The program blends the skills and experiences members bring from their home countries with NSM’s signature faith-rooted and anti-racist organizing model.

We have curricula for each level of membership, which includes workshops on the history of detention, community organizing, nonviolent protest, campaign strategy, and ongoing anti-racism training. Our programming encourages immigrant leaders to find their voice, understand the power of collective resistance, and join a community of immigrant leaders fighting for transformational systemic changes rooted in social and economic justice.

Leading this initiative is Bertha Murcia, one of NSM's Community Organizers. She is an alumna of NSM’s Promotoras de Justicia immigrant leadership program and oversees member engagement.

Build Community Power

NSM’s organizing efforts emphasize community building, inviting people to new roles, deepening Black and Brown solidarity, long-term leadership development, and impactful campaigns.

We build a base of people from our 33 congregations and Accompaniment Team and direct that people-power to fight specific campaigns. Staff members work with immigrant members to choose our campaigns, guide our strategies, lead events, and ensure our work is focused on meeting the needs of Philadelphia’s various immigrant communities.

Having a hands-on role in changing policy allows our members to gain a sense of empowerment, confidence, and self-respect. Empowering immigrants of color to organize collectively is part of NSM’s long haul work to create a people-powered movement for immigrant justice.