Raise Your Voice
We are powerful when we act together, and our work is just beginning.
Help us end the labor shortage impacting our agriculture, hospitality, and construction industries, provide a legal path to employment for immigrants who wish to work in the US seasonally, and end illegal employment and exploitation of these undocumented workers.
The only way that real change will take place is when millions of people get involved in the movement. Get involved today!
We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us. Here’s what’s next and how you can take action and become an Illegal The Project Ambassador!
1. Call Your Members of Congress.
Tell them how you feel about the current narrative toward immigrants in America and the civil rights abuses taking place at our border.
If you support our call to create a better guest-worker system that will help our industries hire the legal workforce they need and give immigrants a clear path to legal jobs, then say to them,
“Our country is participating in an illegal employment system fueled by a lack of blue-collar, domestic workers and functional guest worker programs. We need legislation that provides a humane and legal path to employment for guest workers. This legislation should include an annual assessment of the labor needs of various industries and authorize the needed guest worker visas to meet those needs. We need to remove the mountains of red tape encircling our current guest worker programs in order to make it feasible for guest workers and employers to participate.
In tandem with expanded guest worker programs, there must be legislation requiring tough enforcement of a revamped E-Verify system that is accurate and dependable. The law must require employers to verify the legal status of each employee and carry stiff penalties and consequences for employers that violate the law. Functional guest worker programs and E-verify implementation would create an environment where employers and workers have only one choice – a legal one. If we are going to end undocumented employment, then we need to provide our guest workers with a manageable path to legal jobs so that they can come here, provide a tremendous service to our country and then return home with their hard-earned money to support their families and promote economic stability in their community.”
2. Sign The Petition
Tell Congress To Create A Legal Pathway To Employment For Immigrant Workers
3. Email Your Board of Commissioners
Your community deserves the opportunity to voice their concerns on the topic of immigration. If you would like to provide input and learn about what our elected representatives are doing to address this issue in your county, please email your Board of Commissioners asking them to hold a public hearing on this topic.
Consider emailing them the following: “I would like to attend a public hearing around the topic of immigration. Specifically about our current labor shortage and the need for more guest worker programs".
If you live in Jackson County you can email:
Rick Dryer: DyerRR@jacksoncounty.org
Bob Strosser: StrossRJ@jacksoncounty.org
Colleen Roberts: RobertCL@jacksoncounty.org
4. Follow Us On Social Media And Share What You Agree With
This small task is super easy to do and will have a huge impact on helping us promote the film and share this movement with the eyes and hearts of the nation. When you see or read something that resonates with you, please share our Facebook and Twitter posts and engage in the conversation on social media.
By supporting this project you are playing a huge role in making something incredible that will change the narrative around immigration in America!
5. Tweet a Mighty Tweet!
Will you #GiveVoice to the voiceless of this country and speak out on #ImmigrationReform ? illegaltheproject.org #2020Election
6. Have Productive Conversations By Seeking Common Ground
Try your hardest to keep your comments on the topic politically neutral, recognizing that both major political parties are responsible for the broken immigration system and that such a system has existed for decades under Republican and Democratic administrations.
Engage in constructive, informative and respectful discussion on the topic and avoid social media confrontations. Try to understand opposing viewpoints and seek common ground in every situation while doing your best to educate in a kind and respectful way.
7. Use Our Illegal Facebook Cover Photo
One actionable thing you can do right now (in less than 1 minute) is to add the image below as your cover photo on Facebook (even if it’s just for one day). This small task is super easy to do and will have a huge impact on helping us promote the film and share this movement with the eyes and hearts of the nation.
To add this image as your Cover Photo:
Click on the "Download Cover Photo" button below.
Click the "Download" icon in the top right corner.
Go to your Facebook profile.
At the top where your Cover Photo is shown click on the Camera Icon on the top left (if you’re on your phone this is located on the bottom right of the Cover Photo).
Select “Upload Photo” and choose the image you just saved.
Click “Done" and save your changes.