art by Favianna Rodriguez
“ Washing one’s hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral. ” – Paulo Freire, Educator
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Presente.org does not accept money from corporate lobbyists, and that means we get to represent the true voice of our membership — you. As people of all political stripes in DC buzz about “immigration reform” pushes in 2013, we will be working to define what real reform that puts people above politics looks like.
We’ll be pushing stories, arts, and culture to the media that highlights:
- Leave no one behind: Immigration reform must find a pathway to citizenship for the over 11 million undocumented immigrants -- nothing less.
- Migration as beautiful: Rejecting the ideas of immigrants as “criminals,” increased border enforcement, and jailing in exchange for limited relief.
- Real Immigration Reform that must reach past citizenship and legalization -- accompanied by an end to harsh enforcement practices that tear families apart.
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