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“We Are America” Picture Postcard Campaign

By July 26, 2006 No Comments

“We Are America”
Picture Postcard Campaign

Introduction
Immigration is the story of our country, enriching and strengthening the fabric of American life. Yet today’s outdated immigration laws are tearing countless families apart and forcing millions of hardworking immigrants to live in the shadows. Moreover, the current immigration debate is criminalizing immigrants and dividing America.

The historic mass mobilizations across the country have made an impact. Now with the House and the Senate poised to move into a critical phase of negotiating an immigration bill that will affect the lives of all Americans, we must increase our grassroots lobbying. We must speak out, shape the debate and unite Americans behind a common vision that immigration reform is good for America. In fact, immigration reform is key to our nation’s prosperity, security and diversity.

About the Campaign
The “We Are America” Picture Postcard Campaign is a compelling way for tens of thousands of individuals – immigrants and descendants of immigrants – to send a clear, strong message in support of just and humane immigration reform.

Front of the Postcard will have picture of immigrants with the message – “Immigrants Are America’s Families, Workers and Neighbors”
Back of the Postcard will have the following common message: I am deeply concerned that the current immigration debate criminalizes immigrants and divides America. We urge you to unite Americans behind a common vision of America because immigration reform is a key to our nation’s economic prosperity and security. We should welcome immigrants’ hard work, talents, cultural richness and family values.

Send Picture Postcards to Make Our Voices Heard!
You can participate in the following ways:
1. An option to go online will be set up by mid-July to either upload your own photo or choose one of the pictures in the photo gallery. Then write your personalized message to your elected representatives. Your picture postcard will automatically be sent to your members of Congress. (Printing and mailing of each picture postcard is estimated to cost $1.)
2. You can order pre-printed copies of the picture postcard. For more information contact the NAKASEC at (323) 937-3703.

Join the Campaign
___Yes, we would like to join the “We Are America” Picture Postcard Campaign. Our organization can commit to sending _____ (number of postcards) to Congress.
___Yes, we will circulate the action alert to our networks and encourage our community members to send their picture postcards.
___Yes, we would like to order pre-printed postcards. Quantity: ________

Your Contact Information
Name: Title:
Organization: National Affiliation (if any):
Mailing address:
City: State: Zip Code:
Office Number: Fax Number:
Email:
Send your completed form to
NAKASEC by fax at (323) 937-3753 or by email to syi@nakasec.org

Picture Postcard Campaign Order Form

Quantity: _____
Picture: ___ I will select one of the stock photographs. __ I will send my own photograph.

Message: Please select one of the following taglines, which will be printed on your postcards:
___1. Keep Families Together, Pathway to Citizenship for All, Basic Rights for All
___2. Just and Humane Immigration Reform Now
___3. Keep Families Together, Pathway to Citizenship for All, Deportations Are Not the Answer