During the past two weeks, those standing in solidarity immigrants and refugees around the state have joined with the ACLU to take action. Here's a snapshot of the work made possible through grassroots advocates, partner organizations and the ACLU.
Executive Director Danielle Conrad spoke to hundreds gathered on the steps of the Nebraska State Capitol to stand in solidarity with Nebraska immigrant and refugee neighbors. Grassroots volunteers put together phenominal events that collectively showed that Nebraskans want to continue our state's proud tradition of welcoming refugees.
Legal Director Amy Miller conducted a training at the Islamic Center of Omaha that was broadcast nationwide. She answered questions and empowered people with their rights in immigration, law enforcement and how to fight back. We are working hand in glove with immigrant and refugee organizations to amplify our collective voices, share information and resources and develop rapid response plans for future assults on our rights.
Filed a public records request with 50 ACLU affiliates around the county to shine a light on local Borders and Customs Eforcement offices' plans to implement the Muslim Ban.
Helping Nebraskans take action through advocacy tools such as letters to the editor and making contact with elected officials. This includes two important resolutions in the Nebraska Legislature about supporting young immigrants, known as Dreamers, and refugees who enrich our communities.
Thank you for standing in solidarity with refugees and immigrants in Nebraska and for sending a strong message that Nebraskans welcome their refugee neighbors. #RefugeesWelcome