Building on the momentum from the engaging public comments campaign last fall now come events and actions in Washington D.C. June 11th and 12th 2019:
Tuesday, June 11 — One Nation Commission meeting and One Nation Organizing Committee meeting for joint testimony and deliberations. National Press Club, Washington D.C.
Wednesday, June 12 — One Nation meetings on the Hill, News Conference, and Special Order against Public Charge on the floor of Congress, led by Congresswoman Barbara Lee and the Congressional Asian Pacific Islander Caucus.
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The One Nation Commission builds on the groundswell of public outcry in late 2018 when the rule was proposed. 266.077 people, 23,000 of whom were Asian Pacific Islander Americans, spoke out against the proposal, stating it would unfairly punish and potentially separate millions of legal residents from their families by wrongfully denying them readmission or permanent residence. These powerful stories shed light on the most threatening issues presented by the proposed rule: negative pressure on the economy, public health impacts, family separation, personal health and financial losses, and significant implications for insurance and health care systems.
“Immigrants are a benefit to our economy and to our society as a whole. This proposed public charge rule is un-American and immoral,” said Co-Chair Sherry Hirota. “Our collective community is standing up and speaking out in record breaking numbers to oppose this dangerous rule. The One Nation Commission builds on that momentum, keeps all eyes on this critical fight, and galvanizes government, businesses, artists, and community to make real change. We are driving our own narrative: America is one nation built on the strength of immigrants.”
Why It Matters
The Commission garners influence and leverage from all sectors of our society to wage an effective fight against the attacks on our community.
The Commission works to keep all eyes on Public Charge – in service to the legal and policy battles.
The Commission marshals data, reports, and media to further substantiate the truth: immigrants are a net benefit to society