Our nation is at a moment
where commonsense immigration reform
is actually possible.
Republicans and Democrats both see it as important for their future. Business sees it as essential to growth and workers see it as essential to wages. Families see it as essential for their survival and for community.
The time is now, and we want to make a difference.
Here are a few ways you can raise your hands
and raise your voice:
- Our #immigration
system is broken. @NETWORKLobby’s #nunsonthebus are driving to tell congress to
- Laws should reflect
our values, not our fears. @NETWORKLobby’s #nunsonthebus
- I’m raising my hand
and raising my voice to support @NETWORKLobby’s #nunsonthebus as they drive for
#immigration reform. #CIR13
- The Constitution says
“we the PEOPLE” not “we the citizens.” The #timeisnow for #immigration reform
w/ a path to citizenship. #nunsonthebus
- Americans value
diversity because it benefits all of us. #immigration reform is good for the
100% @NETWORKLobby #nunsonthebus
Letter to the Editor Tips:
- Refer to a specific recent article to which your letter is a response.
- Stick to publication’s the word-count limit for letters to the editor.
Most newspapers’ websites specify the maximum length; 150 words is a common
- Mention that you are a religious leader or a person of faith, or refer
to the faith community’s commitment to immigration reform.
- Make a values-based argument that puts a human face on the issue.
- Directly call on your representative and senators, by name, to support
immigration reform, providing specifics, if possible (e.g., supporting family
unity, immigrant workers’ rights, etc.) Whenever possible, mention that reform
is long overdue, and Congress must act now.
Here is a letter to
the editor that was published in the Denver Post earlier
this year that incorporates these elements.