Mid-Michigan Immigration Coalition

The Coalition is running a postcard campaign at the church after worship services. If you have not already done so, please sign a postcard to your representative in the Michigan House urging a YES vote on legislation to restore the driving and ID privileges (taken away in 2008) for people who cannot prove legal presence. This group includes not only undocumented immigrants but many homeless, elderly, etc. who cannot produce a birth certificate. Stop by our table during coffee hour. HB 4794 and HB 4795 are bipartisan bills we can support!

Fiesta Pequeña is an annual fundraiser, organized by the Mid-Michigan Immigration Coalition, to support education for indigent children in the Antigua, Guatemala, area. This year's Fiesta is coming up on Sunday, November 19, 6:00-9:00 p.m. There will be marimba music by Kathy Lovell, a table of handmade crafts by the Mayan Women’s Cooperative for sale, tables with information about local immigration groups, a report from Vilma Garcia (our contact in Antigua), and a panel discussion or film.

6:00 Finger food refreshments, craft sales, info tables, music

7:00 Vilma’s report and program

8:00 Afterglow

Donations are requested, on a sliding scale of $1 to $100+. Every $100 we raise keeps a child in school for a year.

The Mid-Michigan Immigration Coalition formed in response to the designation of Immigration as a Congregational Study/Action Issue (CSAI) by the 2010 Unitarian Universalist General Assembly. Members and friends of UU Lansing joined together with members of eight other local congregations to address issues of immigration in Michigan.

This group of people from faith communities and non-profit organizations promotes compassionate and comprehensive immigration reform, educates members of our organizations and the area, and takes action to support immigrant and human rights. Current participants include the Church of the Brethren, Cristo Rey Parish, Edgewood United Church, Greater Lansing Network Against War and Injustice, the Peace Education Center, Red Cedar Friends, and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing. New members who support our mission are welcome. To get involved, contact Judy Olson or visit facebook.com/MidMichiganImmigrationCoalition.

Find team leaders' contact information in the directory available at church.