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Watch this Frontline episode!
COVID's Hidden Toll
SEASON 2020: EPISODE 18
Released July 21, 2020
Frontline examines how the COVID crisis has hit vulnerable immigrants and undocumented workers. The documentary follows the coronavirus pandemic's invisible victims, including crucial farm and meat-packing workers who lack protections and have been getting sick.
We envision a country where all people, regardless of immigration status, are treated with respect and dignity, and have access to a fulfilling and prosperous political, economic and social life.
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CALL YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS
Did you know that calls to elected officials on any given issue are tallied? Those numbers can be an important indicator about where voters stand on a particular issue, and provide evidence of voter support when your legislator is debating the issue with colleagues.
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Visit Immigrants Being Held in Detention in Bakersfield
Mesa Verde is a private-for-profit detention facility in Bakersfield where asylum seekers and people contesting their deportation orders are detained. A volunteer group, called Kern Welcoming and Extending Solidarity to Immigrants (KWESI) runs a volunteer-based visitation program offering people friendship and a connection to the outside world. Allies for Immigration Justice organizes regular trips from San Luis Obispo to the detention center. You do not need to be able to speak Spanish in order to visit.
Due to Covid-19, visitations are cancelled until further notice.
Build a house for a family in need in
one weekend with Casas de Luz!
Casas de Luz is a home building organization in Tijuana. This organization helps people, including families that have been deported, in Tijuana who need homes. This is a way to make a difference in a family's life in one weekend and it doesn't cost a lot of money to participate.
CDL brings youth and adults from the US and Mexico together to build. Expertise and building materials from both sides of the border are used. Donations from the U.S. provide doors, windows, cabinets, furniture, appliances, and more in order to furnish the homes.
Their vision is to empower individuals and families on both sides of the border to recognize their potential and create change in this world.
The Casas de Luz website gives thorough information about the weekend schedule and what to expect. They welcome anyone who is interested in volunteering!