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From Grieving to Galvanizing

Rachel Peric | August 5, 2019

Dear Friends, Our hearts are heavy with grief for the families who lost loved ones this weekend in Dayton and El Paso.  We also mourn the victims of the more than 250 mass shootings that have taken place this year, many fueled by hate. We all want to live in communities that are safe, and where all of us  ...

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  After ten years of leading immigrant inclusion work, we know that welcoming communities are also resilient communities.   Resilient communities succeed in the face of change. In an era of unprecedented migration and climate change, local leaders are often at the forefront - developing and innovating solutions that help their cities and towns not only respond better in the ...

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If you joined us in Pittsburgh, you heard me share the story of Mother’s Day - a holiday that didn’t originate as a Hallmark card,  but as a plea for peace, a manifesto, in the wake of the civil war, for mothers from all nations to come together to have a greater voice in the solutions to ...

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We applaud the Supreme Court’s decision today, which we expect will result in prohibiting the inclusion of an untested citizenship question -  a policy designed to limit the freedom of all Americans to be counted.   This important decision protects our democracy and reaffirms the foundational role of an accurate, inclusive census in our representational government. Our ...

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