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It’s not too late to register – Join the Gamaliel Civil Rights of Immigrants Team for the Día del Padre Action!

June 17, 2020

On Sunday, June 21, millions of people all around the world will celebrate Fathers’ Day—a day that we honor fathers and those who have played a father role in shaping our lives and communities. At this critical moment in history when the world is still reeling from the coronavirus, when the inequities of systemic racism…

It’s not too late to register-Gamaliel’s Transformational Justice Campaign and the Calls for Policing Reform

June 17, 2020

Mark your calendar for the next Transformational Justice Action Meeting scheduled for Friday, June 19, 2020—at 2:00 p.m. CT (3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT).  Join the campaign team for a deep dive into the issue of policing reform and our long-term organizing response. Rev. Dr. John Welch, chair of the Gamaliel Board of Directors, will…

U.S. Supreme Court rejects the Trump Administration’s effort to end DACA

June 18, 2020

Gamaliel applauds today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to reject the Trump Administration’s effort to end DACA.  The decision provides temporary relief for Dreamers who have been held in limbo since the Trump Administration’s 2017 announcement that it would end the program, but it is does not solve the problem. In a 5-4 decision,…

Gamaliel Civil Rights for Immigrants Campaign action scheduled for July 14

July 10, 2020

Join Gamaliel Civil Rights for Immigrants Campaign team on Tuesday, July 14, at 5:30 p.m. CT (6:30 p.m. ET/3:30p.m. PT) for a training and action to impact the proposed rule-making on asylum.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE CORRECTED TIME FOR THE TRAINING/ACTION. The Trump Administration has proposed a new rule that would reshape and severely…

Let’s put an end to ICE Citizens Academies before they begin!

July 16, 2020

As people of faith, it is time for us to reach out to our Members of Congress and urge them to act immediately to prevent the implementation of the ICE Citizens Academies.(Contact information can be found below.) Dear [[First_Name]], U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced earlier this month that its Enforcement and Removal Operations…

Gamaliel launches a new organizer development initiative and hires Organizing Director

May 28, 2020

As many of you know, at the last meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Gamaliel was awarded a Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) Strategic National Grant.  We are pleased to announce that we have received funds from CCHD and are now in the process of launching an initiative to identify and…

Let’s accelerate our efforts to move people out of jails, prisons, and detention centers

May 14, 2020

Join the Gamaliel Transformational Justice campaign team as we accelerate our efforts to reduce the number of people held in our jails, prisons, and detention centers—especially the populations most vulnerable to the spread of the coronavirus.  Our next action meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 22, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. CT (3:00 p.m. ET/12:00…

Today is U.S. Census Day-Take the Gamaliel 2020 Census Challenge!

April 1, 2020

Today, April 1, is U.S. Census Day. It is not a deadline—it is the date for determining who is counted and where they are counted in the 2020 Census. The numbers secured from the census are critical. They determine where future federal and state funding is directed and how electoral district boundaries are determined for…

Materials and Follow-up to Gamaliel Decarceration Virtual Town Hall

April 7, 2020

Thank you for joining last Thursday evening’s Decarceration Virtual Town Hall. Included with this email is a recording of the town hall, as well as some of the resources (see sidebar) shared by breakout leaders. Now, more than ever, it is critical that we act together to make decarceration a reality for the folks who are sitting…

Take action with us to secure the decarceration of our immigrant sisters and brothers!

April 20, 2020

We are pleased to report that we are seeing some movement in this country to decarcerate individuals being held in our jails, prisons, and detention centers who are more susceptible to the dangerous and highly infectious coronavirus.  Unfortunately, officials are not moving quickly enough to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in these spaces, especially in…