Thursday, March 22, 2007

Tennessee New American Day on the Hill is March 27

Participants to speak directly with legislators

Emergency call seeks last-minute registrants

Forty immigrant-focused bills in play

The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition sent out this call for attendance at the "TN New American Day on the Hill":

Emergency Call to Action!

Please Attend the TN New American Day on the Hill
(Register today for this March 27th event!)

Tennessee state legislators are attempting to pass some of the harshest legislation against immigrants and refugees in the nation. They've proposed over 40 bills designed to instill fear in all immigrants, a piecemeal approach to immigration enforcement certain to break down communities and damage quality of life for all Tennesseans.

Should noncitizens be charged an immigrant tax for certain services, regardless of their immigration status?
Should our Japanese, Korean, and Spanish-speaking neighbors undergo special security checks to get driver's licenses?
Should landlords, church bus drivers, even car salesmen be turned into immigration enforcement agents?
Does preventing 50,000+ immigrant drivers from obtaining driving safety documents or insurance make our roads safer?
Do rules that prohibit adult immigrants from studying English help them integrate into our communities?
Should all Tennesseans be forced to provide proof of citizenship anytime they interact with a public employee?
Should immigrant parents have to worry that they will never see their children again every time they drive on TN highways?

(Click here for a complete list of anti-immigrant bills)
(Click here for a shorter list of the most dangerous bills)
Please join us for Day on the Hill to defeat these bills!
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
We will be visiting Tennessee legislators in two shifts.
Please join us for one or both shifts. There will be a brief training before each shift.
1st Shift: 8:00am-12:30pm
2nd Shift: 12:00pm-4:30pm
Please note that you must register in advance and arrive
promptly if you would like to meet with your legislators.
If you would like more details about this event, or to serve as a volunteer,
please contact Kasar Abdulla, Administrative and Events Specialist,
at or 615.833.0384 x11.
If you have any questions about legislation, or would like to more involved on a weekly basis, please contact Stephen Fotopulos at or 615.833.0384.

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