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October 5, 2011

Last week, OneAmerica’s executive director Pramila Jayapal joined a group of powerful women on a delegation to Georgia. Why?

To fight one of the most dangerous pieces of anti-immigrant legislation our nation has ever seen – HB87, Georgia’s copycat version of Arizona’s SB1070.

The We Belong Together Delegation heard the stories of women and children affected by Georgia’s anti-immigrant bill which threatens to divide families, endanger victims of domestic violence, increase racial profiling, and hurt the state’s economy. Now they will share those stories across the country.

Will you donate $10 today to help us fight against these hateful bills?

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Why focus on women?

Working mothers pull double duty, supporting their families economically by working while raising children at home. For women who are immigrants, the terrain is even rockier as they also face profiling and discrimination. Anti-immigrant legislation like HB87 threatens to make life unbearable – and OneAmerica won’t stand for it.

As Pramila wrote in a recent blog post:

I know that women everywhere who have felt the deep sting of discrimination simply for being female can fully understand what it feels like to be singled out for who you are.

That’s why we at OneAmerica speak out against enforcement actions that separate children from their parents, and we support policies that protect working mothers and keep their kids safe and healthy.

While the delegation was in Georgia, a U.S. District Judge upheld devastating sections of Alabama’s anti-immigrant bill – called the strictest in the country.

Please donate $10 today to help OneAmerica fight against these hateful bills and increase opportunities and justice for immigrant women and children in Washington State and beyond.

Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

About OneAmerica

OneAmerica, formerly Hate Free Zone, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advances the fundamental principles of democracy and justice by building power within immigrant communities.



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