FWCC Somerset statement on racial justice

FWCC of Somerset County stands with the African American community in denouncing and seeking justice for the recent murders of George Floyd and others by the police. We are saddened and angry that these killings continue to plague our nation. Now is the time to work to stop the cycle of violence and inaction.

We recognize that creating real and lasting change requires far more than simply making statements. It requires that we understand, acknowledge and address historic, institutional racism against African Americans in particular, and other communities of color such as immigrants. Through our work supporting and maintaining fair and welcoming communities in Somerset County, FWCC Somerset, in partnership with other like-minded groups, is committed to finding solutions and making change a reality.

Online meeting on Immigration Justice Advocacy & COVID-19

UUSJ is having an online conversation on Thursday April 30 at 8:00 PM on the topic of Immigration Justice Advocacy & COVID-19.

We would like to invite you to join UUSJ’s Immigration Justice Task Group to share what is on your heart regarding COVID-19, hear what we’ve been doing, and especially gather your ideas on how UUSJ should focus its Immigration Justice advocacy for a just COVID recovery.

See their website at https://uusj.salsalabs.org/immigrationsalon_covidrecovery for more information and to RSVP.

How to make a real impact in NJ during the COVID-19 crisis

No one left out: a COVID-19 response that puts NJ’s most vulnerable residents first. Join STAND CNJ for a virtual gathering on understanding the advocacy needed to make an impact on NJ’s next steps in supporting its communities throughout the state.

Speakers:

  • Dena Mottola Jaborska, Associate Director, New Jersey Citizen Action will highlight how our advocacy efforts can make an impact on current issues, such as unemployment, paid leave, and healthcare to close the gaps and protect NJ residents.
  • Brandon J. McKoy, President, New Jersey Policy Perspective will highlight the important policy and budgetary advocacy needed to develop the state’s legislation and resources necessary to tackle our newest challenge.

Join us in learning more on what NJ activists should understand about how the state can provide resources and what we can all do to make sure necessary services are provided for people in our state.
In collaboration with our network of coalitions, we can make a difference.

Register in Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2xvDzha

Staying Healthy and Safe During The COVID-19 Crisis

The NJ Alliance for Immigrant Justice invites you to join our series of COVID-19 Response Facebook Live Panels starting with the first tomorrow, Wednesday, April 8th at 3:00pm on staying healthy and safe during the crisis! Please RSVP on Facebook so we can keep you updated as the panels are scheduled.

Add the event to your calendar here.

Tomorrow’s panel will focus on staying healthy and connected in the current state of emergency and providing resources to immigrants including the undocumented community with a focus on access to health care.

We are joined by Deborah Cornavaca from the Governor’s office and Laura Mora, Organizer with LALDEF. Our discussions will be held in English and Spanish. Please join us and share with your networks! Best,Hera Mir, Communications and Operations Coordinator

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice
http://www.njimmigrantjustice.org/

We are joined by Deborah Cornavaca from the Governor’s office and Laura Mora, Organizer with LALDEF. Our discussions will be held in English and Spanish. Please join us and share with your networks! 

Best,

Hera Mir, Communications and Operations Coordinator
New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice http://www.njimmigrantjustice.org/

Tell Congress to Welcome Asylum Seekers and Restore Lifesaving Asylum Protections

National Call-in Day Wednesday March 10

Join the Interfaith Immigration Coalition on March 10 for a virtual day of action! Our toolkit provides three easy action tools:

  1. click to call Congress alert;
  2. posts and graphics to share on social media;
  3. support for writing and submitting letters to the editor to your local paper.

Please share the toolkit with your networks in advance, and act with us on March 10 to #SaveAsylum #EndMPP and #RestoreAsylumNow
http://bit.ly/March10Faith4Asylum #Faith4Asylum

Lynn Tramonte
Anacaona LLC
[email protected]
cell 202.255.0551
www.latramonte.com
@tramontela