Monday, August 30, 2010

Help Out4Immigration share your stories of why immigration reform is important- this Tuesday, August 31

crossposted from Out4Immigration's listserv
Dear Out4Immigration members in the San Francisco Bay Area,

Many of us continue to be frustrated by the slow pace on immigration reform. But one of the best ways to get the word out why there needs to be changes in our immigration is to share our personal stories of why immigration reform is important for us.
Out4Immigration has been active in local immigrant rights coalition called San Francisco Bay for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. This local group is very connected into national organizing to push for immigration reform, including through the Center for Community Change and Reform Immigration for America. One of their recent efforts is The We Are America Stories Project.

The We Are America Stories project ( is a project of the Center for Community Change that is collecting stories from people around the nation and posting it on this website, in order to put a human face to the policy debate. They asked us to connect them to compelling stories of immigration within the LGBT community.

Out4Immigration would like to invite local Out4Immigration members to join this project and share your personal story of why immigration reform is important. What does it mean to be an LGBT immigrant? What does it mean to be a US citizen in a binational relationship? Why should immigration reform include us? These are the stories we want to share.

So come share your story! This Tuesday, August 31st from 5-7pm, SFBCIR will be hosting a local session to share stories on immigration at Dolores Street Community Services office at 938 Valencia St, between 20th and 21st Street in San Francisco. We'd like to hear from you. If you are interested, please contact me, Erik Schnabel, at for more info.

These stories will be used to help raise awareness in upcoming meetings and actions with political leaders as we push for the passage of COmprehensive Immigration Refrom and UAFA, including the upcoming action in Washington DC on Sept. 15th. So please come out and share your story!

Thank you,

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