People of faith in Kentucky are growing a movement to support compassionate and just immigration reform. Check it out here. This Friday, at a very special public meeting with Senator Rand Paul, they're going to deliver a petition calling for his leadership to heal our broken immigration system – and you're invited.
Will you attend the conversation with Senator Rand Paul on Friday, May 24th at 3:30 PM at the Lexington Public Library Central Branch?
Yes, I can make it.
No, I can't make it, but I will sign the letter to Senator Rand Paul supporting compassionate and just immigration reform.
Whether you can attend or add your name to be delivered, this is a critical opportunity to show our leaders that there's a moral movement for a Kentucky that's united to protect the most vulnerable of it's neighbors.
Neighbors like Maria Karen Lopez, who just graduated from the University of Louisville (she was their keynote speaker!). Maria Karen has lived in Kentucky since she was 11 years old. The highlight of her week is going to church every Sunday with her family in Mt. Sterling.
But each day, Maria Karen and her family live in fear of being torn apart from each other because they are undocumented. Around the country, 1,100 people are deported every single day – nearly 1 per minute.
It's one of the reasons why people of faith and values in Kentucky are organizing to heal our nation's broken immigration system. This Friday, they're going to show Senator Rand Paul the support that's out there. I hope you'll add your name to help make sure our leaders do the right thing.
This is just the beginning of our work in Kentucky. And if you're interested in getting more involved, I'd love to connect you to our organizers – Stephen Pavey and Reverend Charles Knox. Just reply to this email and let me know.
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