I hope many of us from UUCC plan to attend the PATH action tomorrow (now today). Please see below the message that went to Jake’s distribution list, reminding us that we won’t be focusing only on CB-9, which is arguably symbolic, even if it passes. Rather, we are organizing for the long haul...
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From: Jake Cohen
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017
Subject: Message from PATH Co-Chairs: See you at tomorrow's action!
We are excited to gather in solidarity with our immigrant neighbors and leaders at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center from 4:30pm-6:00pm tomorrow, Sunday, January 29, 2017.
We will stand together to advance the fight for the protection of our most vulnerable neighbors.
We will hear from young people who came to this country without documents and are now temporary residents under DACA. We will be joined by members of the County Council, and will have an opportunity to ask those Council members to stand with us to support and protect the undocumented residents of Howard County. And most importantly, we will make a commitment to each other, that our work does not begin and end with the bill that is before the Council. We will organize to go deep into our communities, listen to one another, and identify the issues that will make a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable neighbors through a major listening campaign.
As we continue in this fight, we are clear that the federal government, as well as local forces, are organizing against us. It will take all of us, and more, to stand as a bulwark against hate and division.
Thank you for your commitment to this work and to justice in Howard County.
Rev. Paige Getty, Co-Chair
Rev. Robert Turner, Co-Chair
Jake Cohen, Lead Organizer
Lead Organizer, PATH (People Acting Together in Howard)
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