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Hang tough. Stand up. Fight Back!

16 Novembre 2016 No Comment
Novembre 14, 2016

The U.S Presidential election results have shocked many and triggered widespread fear in immigrant families. The new President has a laundry list of vicious proposals to attack immigrants and migrant workers. He plans to act immediately, and this will have a direct effect on Mississippi. Bigoted Mississippi legislators have introduced some 292 anti-immigrant bills for consideration in the last decade. MIRA members and their allies have joined together to successfully defeat them. Now these politicians will be emboldened to ramp up their attacks—so we must organize to fight back! MIRA members and organizers met over the weekend with immigrants’ rights groups from all over the South at the South East Immigrants and Refugees Network (SEIRN) conference in North Carolina to plan organizing to prepare for the fight from, and in our part of the country.

Join us for an urgent statewide organizing and strategy meeting this Wednesday, November 16th, at 12:00 noon at MIRA’s new office, 4436 N. State Street in Jackson. We will present a full report on the South East Immigrants and Refugees Rights Network (SEIRN) meeting, our response to the election, and how to mobilize for the 2017 Mississippi Legislative Session. Light food and drinks will be provided.

Click here to read a statement from the SEIRN regarding the presidential election and our path forward.

Many people in our state and around the country are in a state of shock and despair at this news. For us, it’s a dark time in our country. But the truth is that racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and fear have been building for years. We are at a critical moment and we must not give in to sadness or feelings of disempowerment. MIRA and our partners and allies will be pushing forward together in taking a powerful stand against this wave of attacks.

We expect an onslaught of terrible legislation in 2017. We are preparing for it, and we need your help.

We need your financial support in order to have the resources to fight back. Any amount you can donate will help – please give as generously as you can.

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