Monday, July 16, 2018 Sign the petition here via MomsRising.org. WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the #FamiliesBelongTogether coalition calls on Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase to stop financing two large for-profit private prison corporations, CoreCivic and GEO Group, which operate immigration detention centers where separated families are being held against their will. Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase are leading financiers of … Read More
Support immigration reform that keeps families intact. Provide more pathways to citizenship. Separate the responsibilities of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the police. Immigrant Inclusion: Good for Families, Communities, and the Economy Nearly all economists agree that immigrants—including those who are undocumented—provide a net positive value in our economy. Ensuring that immigrants are able to manifest their economic potential is … Read More
Stop predatory small-dollar lenders from charging unreasonable interest rates. Give consumers reasonable options to keep out of endless debt traps. Keep big banks out of the payday loan business.
Address the criminal justice system’s disparate impact on communities of color. Reinstate voting rights and eligibility for safety-net programs for ex-offenders upon their parole. Help ex-offenders to rebuild and keep their families together. Criminal Justice Reform: Good for Families, Communities, and the Economy America’s criminal justice system serves as a major structural barrier to racial economic inclusion. Incarceration causes financial hardship … Read More
Provide universal access to affordable health and dental care, including mental health services. Ensure that the needs of people with disabilities are met. Improve public programs, such as Medicaid, by making them simpler to apply to and easier to access. High-Quality Affordable Health Care for All: Good for Families, Communities, and the Economy Healthy people are the foundation of thriving, … Read More
Arise Citizens’ Policy Project policy director Jim Carnes issued the following statement Monday, July 2, 2018, in response to Alabama Medicaid’s submission of a “work requirement” proposal for federal approval: “Alabama Medicaid’s work requirement proposal would create a no-win situation for thousands of parents living in deep poverty. They’ll lose health coverage if they don’t get a job – and if … Read More
On June 28th, EVA members joined the Rally for Families at the Border to protest the separation, detention, and criminalization of immigrant families. The rally was sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, Rio Grande Valley Equal Voice Network, United We Dream, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Moms Rising, Move On, and America’s Voice.
By David Luna, Executive Director I’m writing from the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, where Equal Voice Action members and allies are on the front lines fighting to protect immigrant families and communities. Here, colonias, or unincorporated neighborhoods largely populated by immigrant families, extend throughout the rural plains of the valley. This region is home to some of the … Read More