Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Establishing a Tri-Cities Immigrant Support Coalition

If you are interested in helping people in our community who are living in fear of deportation or have other concerns as immigrants, please consider attending this meeting.
There is need for a coordinated structure to support immigrants in the Tri-Cities. At this meeting we will
  1. Discuss what the different local groups are already doing to assist immigrants.
  2. Learn about the structure that a group in Walla Walla has in place (they are willing to help establish, and provide  trainings and support for a TC group, for as long as is needed).
  3. Know Your Rights training: Learn about the legality and techniques we need to know if we want to assist  undocumented residents facing possible detention by the ICE?
  4. Follow-up:  determine who from this meeting would like to become the core group for a Tri-Cities coalition; plan next meeting (next steps).
Please help spread the word about this meeting to anyone you think may be interested. We hope to find volunteers  to assist people in fear of deportation, by answering questions (their phone calls), accompanying them when visiting an attorney, etc, and through legislative advocacy.
When: Sunday, June 25, 2pm-5pm
Where: Shalom UCC, 505 McMurray, Richland
Lora Rathbone
Missions and Social Action, Shalom UCC

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