Tag Archive for Immigration

Pennsylvania’s Response to President Obama’s ICE Raids: STOP

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For Immediate Release: January 8, 2016 Contact: Sundrop Carter; sundropcarter@paimmigrant.org, 610-217-8222 President Obama and Secretary Jeh Johnson ruined the holidays for families across the nation.  Just two days before Christmas, the Department of Homeland Security announced a plan to deport thousands of parents and children who have fled extreme violence in Central America.  Honduras, Guatemala,…

Working Towards An Immigrant-Friendly Pennsylvania

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The Pennsylvania Immigration Citizenship Coalition (PICC) is a statewide pro immigration community advocacy organization. PA NOW Vice-President Michele Hamilton attended their first statewide coalition meeting in Harrisburg March 22-23. Many areas of Pennsylvania are represented in the coalition, and participant countries of origin include Mexico, Guatamala, Vietnam, Bhutan, Iraq, Dominican Republic, Albania, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia,…

Right Wing Extremists Defeated Over DHS Provision

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by Pat Reuss & NOW VP Action Bonnie Grabenhoffer The last election and the current session of Congress have been a bit discouraging so it’s especially welcome when we can share a success story of how NOW took action which then led to a victory. You may have heard about the harmful immigration provisions that…

Women’s Fast for Families

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On April 7-9, Harrisburg Area NOW President Shamaine Daniels will join National NOW President Terry O’Neill in a 48-hour Women’s Fast for Families, taking place on the National Mall in Washington, DC. 100 women leaders from across the country will gather for the event to demand fair immigration reform. This event is the culmination of…

Promoting Diversity and Ending Racism

NOW condemns the racism that inflicts a double burden of race and sex discrimination on women of color. Seeing human rights as indivisible, we are committed to identifying and fighting against those barriers to equality and justice that are imposed by racism. A leader in the struggle for civil rights since its inception in 1966,…