We need your help. Can you take 30 seconds to contact Governor Snyder about anti-immigrant House Bill 4305? Asian Americans can and should have a stronger voice when it comes to policies affecting immigrant populations in Michigan.
1. Michigan isn't Arizona - Stand Against HB 4305
[VOLUNTEERS NEEDED] Can you help on Monday, February 28 to make 15 calls to encourage people to call Governor Snyder, asking him to promise to veto HB 4305? Email email@example.com and we'll send you instructions.
This past Wednesday, Michigan representatives introduced Michigan's own version of Arizona's controversial racial profiling law - House Bill 4305. This would require local police to act as immigration agents, stopping, questioning and even arresting anyone who might ‘look undocumented’. This would force our state into taxpayer dollar draining lawsuits like Arizona is seeing and take further law enforcement resources away from dealing with real public safety issues in our communities.
Tell Governor Snyder to promise to veto HB 4305 by clicking here.
This is a direct assault on the immigrant community. Michigan's economy will never improve if we drive off immigrants and entrepreneurs.
2. March 19: "Gerrymandering" Movie Screening & Discussion
Saturday, March 19, 2011 / 2-5 p.m.
Multicultural Council of America
1787 W. Big Beaver Rd., Troy, MI 48084
FREE! Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Guest speaker: Christina Kuo, Common Cause - Michigan
Redistricting takes place this spring in Michigan. Come learn about how this affects our community and watch a great film! Redistricting is the redrawing of legislative districts. Gerrymandering is when the process is manipulated for political advantage. How has this affected Asian Americans in the past? Come find out.
Contact: Willie 586-713-8261 or firstname.lastname@example.org / Stephanie email@example.com
3. March 25-26: Out of the Margins - Asian/Pacific Islander American Movement Conference
The conference will take place on Friday March 25 at the Michigan League in Ann Arbor and Saturday March 26 at the Trotter Multicultural Center in Ann Arbor. Registration is FREE. Visit www.umich.edu/~apiamovt for more information and to register!
With the Asian population in the United States now surpassing 15 million, Asian Americans can no longer be viewed as silent and passive. We have become more and more visible in academia, politics, media, and popular entertainment. But how will we use our rising influence in a timing of rising crises and anti-immigrant attacks? This 2-day conference will bring together leadings scholars, community organizers, artists, and students from the Midwest and across the nation to discuss the past, present, and future of Asian American movement activism.
Thank you for your support,
Our Voice Counts! www.apiavotemi.org
Friday, February 25, 2011
Michigan isn't Arizona - Stand Against HB 4305
from Stephanie Lily Chang of APIA Vote: