All of Us Campaign: A Week of Action for Citizenship for All
Join us for a Week of Action on June 7-14 to create permanent pathways to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants.
Church and Society joins National Justice for Our Neighbors in mobilizing our communities to engage legislators to create permanent pathways to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants settled in the United States.
With undocumented communities at the center of this network-wide advocacy initiative, we are organizing teams to lobby legislators in as many states as we can for a week of action. We also aim to have op-eds written by JFON site leadership, clients and faith leaders and build the capacity of our teams to host virtual prayer vigils and engage in social media. Our advocacy efforts will center the voices and imaginations of immigrants to determine a future where everyone can thrive.
The United Methodist Church understands that central to Christian faithfulness is a call to love and welcome all those who sojourn, for we are sojourners ourselves. Our Church’s Social Principles “recognize, embrace, and affirm all persons, regardless of origin, as members of the family of God.” That family does not include only mothers, fathers and their progeny, but also the widow, the orphan, and, the foreigner (Exodus 23:9).
Our faith values ground us in the United Methodist Church’s commitment to legislation that promotes welcome and equity, upholds the civil and human rights of all migrants, and ensures every sister and brother has the ability to stand in the light of freedom, justice, and the opportunity God desires for All of Us.
In 2021, we are energized and ready to fight for a breakthrough that legalizes millions. We cannot let what happened under Trump and previous administrations continue. Repair to our broken and outdated immigration system is long overdue.
It is time for our immigration system to value, dignify, and honor immigrant communities by providing a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants settled here. We must have a system that recognizes all of us. Our dignity. Our contributions. Our voices. Our future. All of us. It is time.
In-depth Week of Action Training: Tuesday, June 1, 8:30-10pm EST
We will train teams on how to conduct legislative visits on zoom, how to host a virtual prayer vigil and how to write an op-ed in three separate break-out rooms with JFON advocacy consultants, NJFON staff and GBCS staff for support.
Week of Action: June 7-14
The week of action will include opportunities to meet with your elected officials, write an op-ed for your local paper, or help host a prayer vigil. The activities will be happening throughout the week of action. Participants do not need to be available all the days.