[19 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Fifteen Percent is a Shockingly Small Number

September 19, 2014
15%– it is the proportion of voting age residents who cast ballots in the 25 states that held primaries in the first six months of this year. In 15 of those states, the turnout was the lowest ever.
 MIRA is engaged in a targeted voter registration drive to reach out to U.S. citizens in the immigrant communities across Mississippi. Naturalized citizens, youth and others born in the U.S. of immigrant families who will be 18 years of age by election day, Tuesday, November 4th are eligible …

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[18 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
“History Is Made One Step At A Time”

September 18, 2014
Join us for the re-opening of CafeMIRA on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm at 612 N. State Street, Jackson, MS when we will present the “rousing and empowering” feature film “CESAR CHAVEZ” which debuted on the big screen in March 2014. This may be the first showing of this film in Mississippi. For more information leave a message for Amy at 601-968-5182 ext 5 or send an email. FREE, but donations to MIRA are always welcome.
 Be sure to check out the film trailer and RSVP …

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[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Attention Amazon shoppers!  You can contribute to MIRA by shopping at Amazon.  It’s quick!  It’s easy! And it’s Free!  Use the site www.smile.amazon.com.  You will need to use this site to send contributions to MIRA, so make sure to change your bookmarks!  Once you sign in, Smile will ask you which charity you would like to sponsor.  Please choose The Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance.  That’s it!  You’re done.  Now as long as you use the site www.smile.amazon.com,  Amazon will donate .5% of every purchase to MIRA.  You shop, everybody wins!

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[15 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Join us for Latin Fest

Join MIRA for LATINFEST Saturday, September 20th from 12-8pm at Old Trace Park in Ridgeland.  Stop by the MIRA booth to say hello, buy a raffle ticket, or update your voter registration.  Brush up on your Salsa or Bachata, enjoy Southern Komfort, Mariachi Johnny Mora, and food from Cinco De Mayo, Bruno’s Adobo and more!  Tickets are $10 at the door and kids 12 and under are free,  or buy advance tickets for only $7 at www.latinfest.org  We hope to see you there!

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[12 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
September Advocacy Meeting Yields Important Results

September 12, 2014
Tension over immigration is ramping up again in Mississippi – spearheaded by Governor Bryant’s hateful stance towards the refugee children – and will likely come to a fever pitch during the 2015 Legislative Session. Each fall, we begin planning, organizing, and mobilizing to fight back against the anti-immigrant camp, and this year is no exception. Our September Advocacy Meeting (which was held on the 10th of September) had a great turnout and we were able to take key steps towards preparation for the 2015 Legislature.
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[26 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Central American Refugee Children Reunited with Mississippi Families

July 26, 2014
Mississippi has received fewer than 200 of the unaccompanied immigrant children who crossed the U.S. border and were released to sponsors so far this year, but the war of words over such children continues within the state.
 Read the AP story published in the Clarion Ledger  here.