Over the past two weeks, we've been reflecting on our communities and our country, and where we go from here.There is still so much uncertainty, but if we take President-elect Trump at his word and his immigration adviser at his strategy memos, then we know that we're in for the fight of our lives.
We also know that we're ready. For the past decade, we've defended the rights of immigrants in one of America's most hostile climates. We've defeated more than 150 anti-immigrant bills at the state legislature and organized communities to stop deportations and to end the disastrous 287(g) deportation programs in Nashville and Knoxville. While playing defense, we've built real political power and organizations for directly-affected communities to participate in our democracy and shape our collective future.
With your support, we will scale up our work to:
1. Stop harmful policies from passing at the local, state, and federal levels. No Muslim registry. No more criminalizing immigrants. No more separating families. No turning our back on refugees.
2. Protect communities against deportations and defend DACA.
3. Engage U.S. born Tennesseans to build communities where all people are welcomed and valued.
Will you invest today so that we can be the strongest we've ever been?
We can't do it without you.