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Providing hospitality to low-income immigrants with legal services, advocacy, & education
May 2020

Immigrants’ Day (Virtually) at the State House 2020

Our biggest advocacy day of the year is going digital, with a focus on urgent needs around COVID-19 + our top legislative priorities.

About this Event

Immigrants’ Day is one of MIRA’s proudest traditions, bringing hundreds of immigrants and refugees to the State House to hear from public officials and advocate for our communities’ legislative and budget priorities.

This year, because of COVID-19, we’re going virtual, with a ~45-minute speaking program with built-in digital advocacy opportunities, followed by 45-minute regional “roundtables” with legislators co-hosted by MIRA member organizations.

Our legislative hosts are Rep. Marjorie Decker and Sen. Sal DiDomenico. Featured speakers will include Gladys Vega, of the Chelsea Collaborative, and Dawn Sauma, of the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, among others.

We’ll advocate for an equitable and inclusive COVID-19 response, highlighting urgent needs (and pre-existing issues that made our communities more vulnerable), and also push forward on longstanding priorities like the Safe Communities Act.

We will provide separate links for the speaking program and your regional roundtable as we get closer to the event.

If you're a MIRA member organization or partner and would like to bring a group, help us shape the agenda, or help organize one of the regional roundtables, please register here!

We rely on the financial commitments of congregations, organizations, and individuals. We appreciate and welcome your support of this ministry. To make a financial contribution, go to the Donation page on our website.  You may also send contributions to:  New England Justice for Our Neighbors, –Belmont-Watertown UMC c/o Jocelyn Milton, 421 Common St, Belmont, MA 02478. Thank you for your ongoing support.
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