Defending Democracy with Informed Community Action in WNC

To give victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.

— Abraham Lincoln

Immigration Action Team

Mission
Use action-oriented focus groups to protect the rights of immigrants in WNC through community involvement and advocacy.
Misión
Usar grupos de enfoque orientados en acción para proteger los derechos de inmigrantes en la región Oeste de Carolina del Norte (WNC) a través de participación comunitaria y abogacía.

Vision
An inclusive Asheville and Western North Carolina that respects, values, and protects the rights of all community members equally.

Visión
Un Asheville y WNC inclusivo que respeta, valora, y protege igualmente los derechos de todos los miembros comunitarios.

If you are interested in learning more reach out to immigration@indivisibleavl.org.

FOCUS GROUPS

  • Undocumented Residents
  • Refugees and Travel Ban

ACTIONS WE TAKE | Acciones del Grupo

  • Distributing Know Your Rights Pamphlets to local ESL educators | Distribuir folletos "Conoce tus derechos" a educadores locales de inglés como segunda lengua (ESL)
  • Connecting with Local Organizations | Conectar con organizaciones locales

Sign the Petition to Tell Trump: Welcome More Refugees!

“Children began choking, gasping, writhing and foaming at the mouth.” That’s how witnesses describe the recent nerve gas attack on a rebel-held town in Syria’s northern province of Idlib. It happened in the early morning hours before 7:00 a.m., after warplanes rushed the town and began dropping chemical weapons. The April 4th attack killed more than…
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Show Up & Speak Out: Rep. Mark Meadows Coming to Asheville 4/20

Rep. Mark Meadows, representing WNC’s 11th Congressional District (Candler, Fletcher, Hendersonville, Fletcher, Woodfin, Weaverville), is making a quiet stop in Asheville on Thursday, April 20. If you’d like to send him a message, show up and bring your signs in peaceful protest to remind him of the issues that are important to his constituents! WHO:      Rep. Mark…
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ERA Postcard & Women’s Reproductive Rights Poster Party

Drop in any time between 5:00 and 8:00- we will have postcards to support the ERA in NC, and we'll make posters for our upcoming trip to Charlotte to advocate for reproductive rights at Senator Tillis's office! Donations for supplies and postage welcome but totally optional.
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Equal Rights Amendment Calls to Rules Committee

The ERA bill is currently sitting in the Rules Committee and for it to move forward, it must be put on the agenda. These 4 calls are to the House and Senate leaders who have the power to put it on the agenda.
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Support NC Senate Bill 554 – Fair Redistricting

Tuesday April 4 is the final day that North Carolina Senators can co-sponsor Senate Bill 554, the fair redistricting bill. Call or email your Senator now and ask them to sponsor Senate Bill 554. Ask your red county friends to call and email, too! Why is Senate Bill 554 so important? We all know that North…
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NC Senate Alert: Oppose SB 325

NC Senate Bill 325 proposes a $1 billion tax cut that primarily benefits the wealthy and corporations. This bill is expected to go to the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, April 4th. Please call your state senator on Monday and ask them to vote NO on this bill to preserve revenue for the programs needed to serve all…
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Communication within your Focus Group

Use a "Secret" Facebook group to create a private communication platform for your group. This way you can share ideas, actions and events easily.

Immigration Focus Groups

Refugees and Travel Ban

Vision: A country that welcomes refugees and values their contributions.

Mission: To raise awareness about refugee issues and advocate for change

Refugiados y Prohibición de Viajar

Visión: Un país que acoge a los refugiados y valora sus contribuciones.

Misión: Aumentar la conciencia sobre cuestiones de los refugiados y abogar por cambio.

Area churches with refugee outreach:
Iglesias en el área con alcance para los refugiados:

Unitarian Universalist: Lisa Bovee-Kemper assocmin@uuasheville.org

Jubilee Community Church: Jackie Dobrinski (828) 252-5335