Our country’s outdated immigration laws are separating Nebraska families while creating instability and uncertainty for businesses and communities. Next week is the last week of recess and an important time to take action as our members of Congress get ready to return to Washington.
Take action next week by attending several events in Omaha. Lend your voice to the conversation about how Nebraska’s families, communities, and future will be stronger with a common-sense immigration system that includes an attainable path to citizenship.
Tuesday, September 3
What: “Why Nebraska Needs Immigration Reform” roundtable
When: Tuesday, September 3, 7:00 p.m.
Where: College of St. Mary, Science Building – Gross Auditorium, 7000 Mercy Road, Omaha
For a map of convenient parking, click here.
Panel speakers will include:
Sister Kathleen Erickson – Sister of Mercy, Omaha Together One Community
Ingris Lopez – DREAM student at College of St. Mary
Rev. Lowen Kruse – Justice For Our Neighbors
Kristen Hassebrook – Nebraska Cattlemen
Dan Mulhall – Mulhall’s Nurseries and Garden Center
This roundtable discussion is sponsored by: Sisters of Mercy, Omaha Together One Community, Nebraska Appleseed, and Justice For Our Neighbors.
Wednesday, September 4
What: Congressman Lee Terry South Omaha town hall meeting and Prayer Vigil
When: Wednesday, September 4
Prayer Vigil at 6:00 p.m.
Town Hall meeting at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Vigil at the Southeast Corner of 24th & L streets in South Omaha, next to the “Diversity Tree” statue, one block from Omaha South High School. Townhall at the high school, 4519 S.24th.
Join faith, family, and community leaders for a peaceful prayer vigil to lift up families separated by outdated immigration laws. Following the vigil, you’re invited to attend the public town hall meeting and urge Rep. Terry to support a up-to-date and common-sense immigration laws that include an attainable process for citizenship to keep Nebraska families together.
We hope to see you at one of these events! Your voice is important.