Advocacy actions to advocate for those who are detained and their families, to close detention centers, and end the detention system often occur through local and regional organizing. National organizations and coalitions Freedom for Immigrants, Detention Watch Network, and Families Belong Together are leaders in this space.
Episcopalians are also engaged in advocacy and organizing, especially through the Episcopal Asylum & Immigration Detention Ministry Network.
Advocacy Resources from The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations:
- Advocate for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. There is currently no established pathway for undocumented persons in this country to come forward and earn citizenship. The time is now for members of Congress to come up with a bipartisan solution for the undocumented people in our communities. ACTION: Join the Episcopal Public Policy Network to raise your voice to members of Congress about the need for immigration reform. Attend a meeting with your elected officials, write an op-ed, or share on social media that you support bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform.
- The Postcard Project: Engaging in Slow Advocacy
- EPPN Ambassador Program