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Are you a journalist and want to say that …

Are you a journalist and want to say that ‪#‎wordsmatter‬ in our media coverage of immigrants? Visit defineamerican.com/wordsmatter and sign our pledge as an individual or on behalf of your publication.

Many in the media agree that using “undocumented” instead …

Many in the media agree that using “undocumented” instead of “illegal” isn’t just semantics: it affects how we perceive others. Click the petition to sign up: http://www.care2.com/go/z/27146636 …

Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley has indicated his …

Presidential candidate Martin O’Malley has indicated his support for immigrants by signing our ‪#‎WordsMatter‬ pledge. See the list of candidates and media companies who have signed on so far: http://defineamerican.com/wordsmatter …

Hillary Clinton has taken our ‪#‎wordsmatter‬ pledge to drop …

Hillary Clinton has taken our ‪#‎wordsmatter‬ pledge to drop the term “illegal” when referring to undocumented immigrants. Which presidential candidate will be next? defineamerican.com/wordsmatter …

Define American Statement on NBC Executive’s Use of “Illegals”

November 19th, 2015, New York, NY – Amid reports that NBC News President Deborah Turness used the phrase “illegals” to refer to undocumented immigrants in a recent meeting, Define American urges all the network’s staff to review and follow NBC’s publicly stated policy …

Fishing without a permit is a civil violation, but …

Fishing without a permit is a civil violation, but we don’t call those who do it “illegal fishermen.” Why do we use the word to describe undocumented immigrants? We’re calling on CNN to drop the word “illegal,” because #WordsMatter change.org/wordsmatter …

We don’t call underage drinkers “illegal,” even though it’s …

We don’t call underage drinkers “illegal,” even though it’s a civil offense – just like being in the U.S. without documentation. Why use an offensive and inaccurate term to refer to undocumented immigrants when there’s an appropriate alternative? Join us in calling on CNN to drop the term “illegal immigrants,” because #WordsMatter change.org/wordsmatter …

It’s simple; we don’t use the word “illegal” to …

It’s simple; we don’t use the word “illegal” to describe any other person, why use it to describe undocumented immigrants? We are calling on CNN to drop the innacurate term, because #WordsMatter: change.org/wordsmatter …