Election Day Marks Beginning of a New Call for Justice and Mercy for Immigrants
CRLN and The Chicago New Sanctuary Coalition would like to thank all of our members and allies who worked tirelessly to register voters and make sure they had access to the polls. As the results come in, it's clear that those who value justice and mercy for immigrants were making their votes count: in Chicago, in the suburbs, and all around the country. One of the main lessons from this election is that our demographic is too large to ignore. And we are growing!
At an election-night vigil in Chicago, our members and allies lifted their voices to urge the newly elected leaders to make good on their promises for comprehensive immigration reform. People of faith and conscience across the country organized similar vigils, marking the beginning of a new call to address the vast crisis.
At Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington this April, we will carry that call to the halls of Congress. You can join us!! Register at http://advocacydays.org/. To coordinate travel and lodging with other Chicago-area participants, email Celeste Larkin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Locally, we will redouble our efforts to bring driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants during the veto session. Sign up to go to Springfield with us on Nov. 27, Dec. 4, or Dec. 6 by emailing Marcela at email@example.com. We will also work with our partners in Joliet to work against the proposed new immigrant detention center there. To support us, come to Shine the Light for Immigrant Justice, Dec. 13, 6:00 pm at the Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington. If you live in or near Joliet, please contact us for local events and efforts.