Archive for December, 2013

Please consider donating to MIRAc to help us continue the fight for immigrant rights in 2014.

MIRAc has been fighting for immigrant families this year amidst frustrating actions (and inactions) of Washington legislators and the maddening reality of jails being used as deportation machines in Minnesota. Locally, through our No More Deportations campaign we have been organizing ongoing protests to pressure Sheriff Stanek to stop using the Hennepin County Jail as a deportation machine and have been fighting to stop our friend Eder’s deportation, educating the public of the real threat that lingers over our neighbors.

Politically, since Immigration Reform has not passed, we believe we must demand that President Obama step up and use his executive powers to stop families from being separated immediately and keep our families intact and children stable by extending Deferred Action to all undocumented immigrants, like he did for Dreamers last year. That would halt deportations while the movement keeps pushing for a real path to legalization for all without repressive border militarization or workplace repression. In addition to our No More Deportations campaign, we have other exciting projects like our work with other community groups to create a beautiful political mural on the building where we have our office at 4200 Cedar in Minneapolis. Let us know if you’d like to help on that. We have a lot more work to do this year on the No More Deportations campaign and in the fight for immigrant rights, and we need your help!

MIRAc is an all-volunteer group that raises our money entirely from the community. So please consider giving us a donation to help us continue our grassroots organizing at this vital time in the struggle for immigrant rights.

You can you can donate to MIRAc via paypal at bit.ly/miracdonate. Or you can mail a check (made out to “MIRAc”) and send to MIRAc, 4200 Cedar Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55407. A donation of $20 will help make copies of educational materials for a ‘know your rights’ presentation. $40 will help us buy materials to make signs and banners for marches. And $190 will cover our rent for a month! Any size donation is a great help.

This year we see the possibility of real immigrant rights victories. But only a bold, independent grassroots movement can make the changes we urgently need to see and feel in our community. We hope you’ll donate to support our work, and stay informed of our activities through our email list-serve to get involved at this crucial juncture in the struggle for immigrant rights.

In solidarity,
The members of the Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee


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