Participants to speak directly with legislators
Record sixty-five immigrant-targeting bills in play, including Oklahoma clone and "English Prevention Act"Tennessee lawmakers are considering a record 65 bills targeting immigrants (the bills are described in detail here), and ordinary people who want to have a say for immigrants and against those bills can attend the March 19 "New Americans Day on the Hill," organized by the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition ("TIRRC").
The bills put forward include a proposal to deny adult education - even English classes - based on immigration status, and a verbatim copy of the recently passed and controversial Oklahoma law (stories here).
The last day to register for New American Day on the Hill is today, February 25:
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Join us as we advocate on the important state issues impacting the lives of Tennessee's growing immigrant and refugee community.
New American Day on the Hill!
Wednesday, March 19th, 2008
(Registration required due to limited space)
We will be visiting Tennessee legislators in two sessions.
Morning Session: 8am-12:30pm (Please be there 7:45am)
Afternoon Session: 12:00pm-4:30pm (Please be there 11:45am)
We will meet at the Tennessee Bar Association, and will walk together to the legislature following a brief orientation.
The Tennessee Bar Association address is:
221 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 400,
Nashville, TN 37219
There are currently a record 65 ACTIVE ANTI-IMMIGRANT BILLS pending in the state legislature! For a list of bills click here. Please help us stop these misguided proposals, while at the same time advocating for policies that will help Tennessee immigrants and refugees integrate more effectively into their new society.
The Registration deadline is Monday, February 25, 2008 and is required in order to meet with your local representative.
Please register for the morning or afternoon session.
This event is FREE and open to anyone who supports the rights of immigrants & refugees.
(Parents, Children and Students are welcome)
Please help keep Tennessee moving forward by joining us at this extremely important event!
BE A COMMUNITY SPONSOR!!!
If your group promises to turn out five or more attendees, or if you would like to donate in-kind, your organization will be listed on the invitation as a community sponsor. This is a great way to support the efforts of TIRRC while benefiting your organization and its work around the state! For more details, please contact
Kasar Abdulla at 615.833.0384 x11 or firstname.lastname@example.org.