Recommended by Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
Summarized by Chris MacCormack Feb. 2020
1. Sign a petition at UUSC.org to tell your Senator that Dreamers, Deferred Enforcement Departure (DED and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) deserve a legislative solution. More than one million immigrants have temporary legal status in the U.S. which President Trump has been trying to terminate. The House has already passed the Dream and Promise Act.
2. Support Central American Migrant Justice. Donate to UUSC to support grass roots organizations working in three key areas: people’s right to safety in Central America; the right to safety on the migrant trail; their rights in the U.S. immigration system.
3. Migrant families should be together and free. Go to UUSC.org for help writing a personal letter to your legislator to advocate for reuniting families, shutting down child detention centers, and banning Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from targeting sponsors of unaccompanied children.
4. Visit the district offices of your Representative and Senator to advocate for an immigration issue, recommending one issue per visit. Guidelines and suggestions are available at UUSC.org.
5. Participate in protests and witness events. UUSC College of Social Justice organizes trips for anyone interested to volunteer for actions along the southern border.
6. Volunteer to help immigration attorneys to educate immigrants of their rights and support the attorneys representing immigrants in court. Support other immigrant organizations locally by volunteering at
Catholic Charities (legal advice) 1219 16th St. W, Bradenton 714-7829,
Project Light (teach English classes) 1104 14th St. W, Bradenton, 745-1659
UnidosNow (mentoring HS students) 1750 17th St Bldg C-2, Sarasota, 256-0625
Manatee Technical College (teach GED and English classes) 6305 53rd Ave E, Bradenton,
Gulf Coast Legal Services, 1112 Manatee Ave. E, Bradenton 746-6157
7. and Chris adds: Speak up if you see people being targeted in public places. Smile and greet people who may be feeling unwelcome and would appreciate a kind gesture.