May 10, 2011
President Obama (Huffington Post)
May 10, 200– Today at 2:30 p.m. CST (1:30 p.m. MDT) in El Paso, Texas, President Obama is beginning a series of conversations on his vision for America’s broken immigration system and the impact fixing it will have on the economy.
“We are the first nation to be founded for the sake of an idea—the idea that each of us deserves the chance to shape our own destiny,” said President Obama in his State of the Union address in January. “That’s why centuries of pioneers and immigrants have risked everything to come here…The future is ours to win. But to get there, we cannot stand still.”
People who showed up to get better seating at Chamizal National Park in El Paso for the visit of President Barack Obama. ( Rudy Gutierrez/El Paso Times)
Some of the items President Obama plans to outline as part of his vision for the country’s immigration system are:
- Continuing to fulfill the federal government’s responsibility to securing our borders;
- Demanding accountability for businesses that break the law by undermining American workers and exploiting undocumented workers;
- Strengthening our economic competiveness by creating a legal immigration system that reflects our values and diverse needs; and
- Requiring responsibility from people who are living in the United States illegally.
Here are a few ways you can get involved:
April 14, 2011
Right about now you may be preparing for next week’s Passover Seder. Each year we gather with family and friends to share the story of a people with newly found freedom who vowed to teach their children (and their children’s children) the lessons of oppression.
The Israelites were freed from Egypt, but oppression still exists: hundreds of people lose their homes every day, workers are unable to earn a living wage, parents are separated from their children…
Every year, JCUA’s Or Tzedek program teaches Jewish teens these important lessons of oppression. Through a summer intensive program and year-round institute, Or Tzedek gives teens the chance to learn about issues of poverty and inequity by combining unique hands-on service opportunities with reflection on Jewish texts and history.
This year, why not fulfill the promise of Passover by helping teach our children how to create a world free from oppression. Please give today to support this life-changing program. Your donation will be matched dollar for dollar.
The Passover story doesn’t change, but each year, the world around us does. Please give to Or Tzedek, a program that moves the Passover story from remembrance to action.
Thanks for your support.
Wishing you, your family and friends a happy Passover,