HATE: We Shall Overcome is a symposium organized by One Human Family - Quad Cities Area and cosponsored by PACG. There will be breakout sessions in addition to a keynote speaker. Learn about the symposium and register through One Human Family.
The Environmental Forum Facilitators invite you to join them at this dinner at St. Ambrose with a presentation on Climate Change in the Midwest: Observations and Future Projections. The dinner and presentation are hosted by the Iowa-Illinois Local Section meeting of the American Chemical Society. You must RSVP by November 22 (see below).
When: Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017
Where: St. Ambrose University, Rogalski Center Ballroom
Schedule: Social time: 6:00 pm
Dinner: 6:30 pm
Presentation: 7:15 pm
Speaker: Ray Wolf, Science and Operations Officers at the National Weather Service in Davenport, Iowa.
Cost: $14.00, $10.00 for students
Menu: Caesar salad, rolls with butter, pasta bar, chicken cacciatore, dessert, and refreshments
RSVP: to Rich Craddick (email@example.com) on or before Wednesday, November 22.
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On Wednesday, November 1st a group of Iowans visited Senator Ernst’s Davenport office to ask Senator Ernst to protect Iowa’s 3,000 DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients (also known as Dreamers). The visit was organized by the Civil Rights Forum of PACG.
Nancy R., who is a DACA recipient, shared her personal story. Without action in Congress Nancy, and thousands of others like her in Iowa, will lose her work permit, lose her driver’s license, lose her ability to earn a living and care for her U.S. citizen child, and will be at risk for deportation to a country that is not her home. Others in the group spoke passionately of our concern for the Dreamers. We also pointed out that Iowa needs the Dreamers – young, hard-working, law-abiding community members educated here who have jobs and businesses that contribute to Iowa’s economic growth. Although as non-citizens they receive no government benefits, they still pay taxes, including Social Security and Medicare taxes that benefit Iowa senior citizens.
We asked Senator Ernst to support the 2017 Dream Act, which protects current DACA recipients, allows more recent childhood arrivals to be protected, and provides a path (a very long path) to citizenship for them. As a nation of immigrants, we should continue to welcome all deserving immigrants, including the Dreamers, who only want to be part of this great country, the only home they have known.
Click here to learn more about DACA.
Click here to call your member of Congress and ask them to support the 2017 Dream Act.
Come to our next Civil Rights meeting on November 16, 5:15 pm, at the Spanish Mennonite Church in Moline to plan more actions to help DACA recipients.
Email Alta Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you live in Iowa and would like to make a visit to Senator Grassley’s office or Representative Loebsack’s office about DACA.
Email Margie Mejia-Caraballo (email@example.com) if you live in Illinois and want to visit Senator Durbin, Senator Duckworth, or Representative Bustos.
The photo shows the members of our group, minus the photographer, and Joe Krenzelok, the staffer we met with at the office (the tall young man on the right).