Action Ridge: Civil Rights

In case you missed it… this week the Voices for Human Needs blog covered a vigil calling for immigrants’ rights, and the harm that ideological policy changes and funding cuts could cause in Congress’s upcoming work on spending bills. Subscribe to the blog and share with your networks!


This week on the blog…

22-day vigil to defend DACA
August 23
Dedicated advocates, including immigrant youth, faith leaders, and allies, are holding a 22-day, round-the-clock vigil in front of the White House to call on the Trump administration and Congress to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) programs. They know they are raising awareness and increasing support for these two critical programs – and for hundreds of thousands of immigrants – currently in danger. Meet some of these activists and see how you can help. READ MORE »

Spending bills’ one-two punch to working families
August 22
Advocates are telling members of Congress what kind of spending bills they should pass when they return to D.C. in September – namely, bills that protect human needs programs and avoid harmful policy changes. Unfortunately, bills currently under consideration in the House could violate both of these principles, delivering a real one-two punch to low-income working families. Make sure your members of Congress hear loud and clear that attacks on workers and families have no place in our country’s spending bills using #CleanBudget and #NoRiders. READ MORE »

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