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What Can I Do to Help

Promote Immigration Law Reform


Local Immigrant-Friendly Polices in Greater Cleveland?



1.)  Learn how smart immigration policies can actually create American jobs, lift up our cities, and raise the standard of living for all.  The attached toolkit of materials is a great place to start learning.


2.)  Contact your Congressional representatives and let them know that Comprehensive Immigration Law Reform is critical to your city’s economic growth and vibrancy. 


3.)  Contact your mayor, city council president and city council representatives and share your ideas on becoming an “immigrant-friendly” city.


4.)  Join the new state-wide committee, Ohio Welcomes Immigrants, by contacting Richard Romero (romero@centurytel.net and 440-213-7329) or Richard Herman (richardtmherman@gmail.com and 216-696-6170).   There is a sign-up sheet at today’s event.


5.)  Start your own local municipal committee “ ____________ Welcomes Immigrants.”  Contact Richard Romero or Richard Herman for assistance. 


6.)  Volunteer to host the next “Multicultural Happy Hour” or other event for immigrants and American-born to connect and meet each other.


7.)  Personally, or through one of your organizations, host a community discussion on immigration reform and the “immigrant-friendly city.”  This can be public, or can be simply a private gathering at one’s home.


8.)  Share the information you are learning about immigrants, immigration reform, and the immigrant-friendly city with your social networks on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, etc.


9.)  If you own a business or help run a city, then join the bipartisan Partnership for a New American Economy.  It’s free and powerful.  http://www.RenewOurEconomy.org


10.) Start an on-line petition in support of immigration law reform and/or local immigrant-friendly policies.


10.)  Share the immigrant stories in your community with the local media & with each other.


11.)  And, above all…..have FUN with the rich mix of global diversity!


Above info was distributed at “Multicultural Happy Hour,”  2/21, Cleveland, Ohio, Tomo’s Restaurant.  Event was intended to help build awareness and intercultural networks around federal immigration law reform and local “immigrant-friendly” policies in Greater Cleveland.

Over 140 co-hosts of the event (listed below) are leaders from Northeast Ohio’s minority, labor, business, non-profit and immigrant communities who have come together to raise awareness on the opportunities to grow our local economy through immigration reform and welcoming new immigrants. 

Immigration reform is critical to our local and state economy.   There is a lot of misinformation floating around out there --- and that needs to change.  The above suggestions offer ways that you can change the conversation on immigration in Washington, D.C. and Cleveland, Ohio. 

Together, as immigrants and American-born, we help make our cities stronger.

Promueve la diversidad dentro de nuestra propia comunidad hispana en cualquier lugar de EE.UU. / Promote diversity even among our own Hispanic Community anywhere in the USA.
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