*This program is hosted by our partner, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR), who has extended an invitation to PNY members. Space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.*
Immigration can be a high-profile issue but, even when it fades from the headlines, the work to advance immigrant justice never stops. In the face of considerable challenges, advocates are developing new strategies and solutions and are beating back dangerous anti-immigrant policies at all levels of government.
In 2022 GCIR adopted a policy agenda informed by input from immigrant justice movement leaders, GCIR members, and other stakeholders. The agenda aims to address the challenges that deny individuals the freedom to stay, move, work, transform, and thrive, and reflects potential solutions identified by the immigrant justice movement for addressing these challenges.
Join us for this session to learn more about the status of each of these policies and what is needed from philanthropy to help secure victories.
What will you learn?
In this session we will explore four of GCIR’s key policy priorities with experts from the field, including:
- Supporting the rollback of restrictive public charge rule changes made in 2019 and support adoption of the LIFT the BAR Act, which would allow all lawfully present immigrants to access federal programs without discriminatory bars or waiting periods
- Supporting a legislative solution that secures a pathway to citizenship for DACA recipients, embedded within a larger legislative solution that provides a pathway to citizenship for undocumented individuals
- Supporting passage of Michigan’s Drive SAFE Act (HB 4835), which would allow undocumented state residents to apply for drivers’ licenses, an essential tool for safely accessing employment opportunities and other supports
- Supporting full funding for the implementation and protection of New York City’s new municipal voting system that restores the right to vote in local elections for legal permanent residents and others lawfully present
Who should attend?
All interested funders. Please note that calls are open to GCIR members, other grantmaking institutions, philanthropic advisors, and members and staff of funder affinity groups and regional associations of grantmakers. (Participation is limited to organizations that share GCIR’s core values.)
- Murad Awawdeh, Executive Director, New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)
- Adriana Cadena, MPA, Campaign Manager, Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF)
- Maria Ibarra-Frayre, Deputy Director, We the People Michigan
- Greisa Martínez Rosas, Executive Director, United We Dream
- Kevin Douglas, Director of National Programs, Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR)
How do you sign up?
Registration is required by September 19th.
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Dial-in and webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
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