Youth Ministries

Now's the Time to be Vigilant and Engaged on Immigration Issues

November 6, 2014
Youth Ministries

Many of you have already seen the Episcopal Public Policy Network article, EPPN: The Immigration Debate Begins – Add Your Voice Now!, on ENS about the immigration debate beginning in the US Senate.

Since this has been an issue I’ve covered on EpiscoYouth – and because the General Convention Official Youth Presence was extremely active on immigration issues – I want to continue to highlight the issue, including the following action items from the article:

Over the next 2 weeks, we must remain vigilant and engaged to defend positive pieces of the bill from negative amendments, and to seek improvements in the pieces of the bill with which we disagree. Your voice will be vital in swaying your decision makers, which is why our call to action today is to ensure you are linked to 3 key advocacy and information sharing tools:

  • Interfaith Immigration Coalition call-in line- 1-866-940-2439
  • EPPN Facebook Page
  • EPPN Twitter

IIC call-in line – Each morning of mark-up, please call 1-866-940-2439. You will be greeted by a recording that outlines the relevant amendments of the day, and our position on these amendments. Calling each day, as early as possible, will allow Senators to have their tally of “pros” versus “cons” before they vote! Make sure they have your vote in hand!

Facebook and Twitter – We will also be following the mark-ups live and reporting out the votes as well as last minute changes that will be moving too quickly for email. The BEST way to keep up to date is to follow us on both Twitter and Facebook- we will be sharing advocacy messaging, posts, or tweets that you can share with your networks and updates.

I will continue to post updates on this issue.

Filed under: Immigration Reform

Canon Myra Garnes

Officer for Youth Ministries

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