How to be an Ally for Your Undocumented Friends & Family this Weekend - Define American

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How to be an Ally for Your Undocumented Friends & Family this Weekend

#ToImmigrantsWithLove

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Reach out. Amidst hate, let them know they are loved by using #ToImmigrantsWithLove.

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Be prepared. Make sure everyone in the community has resources like these: https://www.informedimmigrant.com/how-to-prepare-yourself-for-an-immigration-raid/

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Tweeting isn’t enough. The burden of bearing injustice can’t be carried only by those being oppressed; we must be a voice of reason and awakening to our own communities of privilege. As news breaks re: ICE raids and kids concentrated in detention camps, have tough convos in church pews and dining room tables with family about the values we think define American.

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People are more than their status. Amidst fear, welcoming space for joy can be good for mental health and showcases strength & resilience. Share the #UndocuJoy.

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Show up to reclaim the moral narrative of our nation. Be a prophetic voice.

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When you see defamation or media parroting fear, dehumanizing language or headlines tag @defineamerican and use #WordsMatter or #SourcesMatter. Call on your local press to cover not just the fear and chaos of @POTUS trying rev up his base for political gain in 2020, but the abundance brought by newcomers and how bonded new Americans are to their communities.

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Join the movement to define American as an inclusive nation, where no matter the circumstances in which you were born, no matter your race, religion or ideology, you have a place to belong and to dream. 

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