Thursday, September 01, 2011

Stand in Solidarity with Alabama Against HB 56

From our friends at the Southeast Regional Immigrant Rights Network

En espaƱol aqui

Our sisters and brothers in Alabama are rallying against what could be the harshest state-level anti-immigrant law to date---and they need our solidarity and support. In June, Gov. Bentley signed HB 56, which requires verifying the immigration status of those renting homes, reporting the immigration status of both children and parents during school enrollment, invalidates contracts where one of the parties is undocumented, and criminalizes basic, daily interactions between U.S. citizens and other lawfully present individuals and undocumented immigrants.

HB 56 is slated to be implemented on September 1, 2011, but already it has had devastating consequences for the immigrant community and for Alabama as a whole.

The Southeast Immigrant Rights Network urges you

to support Alabama's resistance movement against HB 56

Here are some ways you can help:

  • Organize a contingent to come to the Birmingham mobilization on September 1st. Click here for event flyer.
  • Organize a solidarity action in your local community.
  • Volunteer
    • If you are an experienced organizer and can commit to at least one week, come to Alabama to support local groups as they organize allies and the immigrant community against HB 56. Join SEIRN's organizing drive from August 24 to September 15. Help with Know Your Rights education, outreach for the September 1 mobilization, and public education about why this law is bad for Alabama. Click here to join the solidarity organizing team.
    • If you live in Alabama, offer to house volunteers, provide meals or offer additional logistical support. Click here to join the local support team.
  • Find us on Facebook, spread the word:
    • Visit the official Facebook page of the Rally for Alabama's Future: Repeal HB56 by clicking here. "Like" the page, repost their status, share it with your friends!


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