Many members of the NETWORKLobby.org community have been asking for ways to help address the humanitarian crisis that is causing record numbers of immigrant children and families to make the treacherous journey from Central America to the United States. We wanted to let you know of a few options:
1. Find them shelter. The Administration has told us that there is a desperate need for safe facilities to provide shelter for children until they can be discharged to a sponsor to await judicial proceedings. Read the letter from FEMA and facilities requirements, in case you know of a place that may be suitable.
2. Advocate for them with Congress. Ask for additional funding for the Office of Refugee Resettlement, and insist that we protect these children. Share these alerts with your friends, and ask them to take action as well.
3. Schedule a lobby visit with your member of Congress during the August Recess to talk more about this issue.
4. Seek out local opportunities with organizations likeCatholic Charities, the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium, or other groups working with unaccompanied minors or other refugees and asylum seekers to volunteer or provide much-needed donations of items to provide for children and families.
5. Share your story! Tell us what your experiences are working with vulnerable populations and the unaccompanied minors. We are eager to share stories with our contacts in Congress and the Administration. Email email@example.com.
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The Labor Day Walk n’ Roll-A-Thon stand against human trafficking will be held on Sunday,
August 31, 2014. Yes, you are reading correctly. It will be Sunday instead of Monday. So
mark your calendars and join in the fun. There are so many ways to participate.
Please click here to make a donation- and when asked "Please use this gift for:" choose walk-a-thon in the drop down menu.
Or contact: SHF Associate Angela Matthews at firstname.lastname@example.org
Women & Spirit California just launched is the "virtual museum" an online version of the photos, artifacts, videos and captions from the original exhibit. It can be found at http://womenandspiritcaliforniaonline.com/
There is also a traveling exhibit, which is suitable for display in churches, schools, hospitals and special events can be reserved at http://womenandspiritcalifornia.com.
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Women's Equality Day commemorates the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting American women the right to vote in 1920.
HOT BUTTON ISSUE January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Join U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT) and take action on three important anti-trafficking bills that are currently moving through Congress and need our support. IPJC makes it easy. Click on each of the three trafficking bills listed in the right hand column. Once you enter your contact information, you will be taken directly to the letter where you can insert the prepared talking points by clicking on them or write your own message in support of:
Learn (and teach) more about human trafficking
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