Especially with parades now cancelled and would-be revelers avoiding crowded bars, let's invest some of our capital to support immigrant communities currently under legal and political attack.
Since 2016, I've made an annual donation on St. Patrick's Day, and I invite you to do the same. Call it celebration by donation. It's the right thing to do, because:
Immigrants make America great.
Here are three organizations in Massachusetts that fight for immigrants rights and a more inclusive society:
- The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition is "the largest coalition in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees. With offices in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, we advance this mission through education and training, leadership development, institutional organizing, strategic communications, policy analysis and advocacy." Click here to donate.
- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Massachusetts mission is "to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding." Click here to donate.
- The American Civil Liberties Union Massachusetts is "a state affiliate of the national ACLU. We defend the principles enshrined in the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights, as well as the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights." Click here to donate.
Thank you for reading. If you donate, let me know. I'd like to thank you and tally the total donations (number and amount, which I'll keep anonymous). Leave a comment or email me at aajamde[at]yahoo[dot]com