Your Reps Contact Information

Sr. Senator Ben Cardin: Contact Form for Direct Email

D.C. Office (202) 224-4524 Hours:
Baltimore Office (410) 962-4436 Hours:
Bowie Office (301) 860-0414 Hours:
Cumberland Office (301) 777-2957 Hours:
Rockville Office (301) 762-2974 Hours:
Salisbury Office (410) 546-4250 Hours:
Southern Maryland Office (301) 860-0414 Hours:

Jr. Senator Van Hollen: Contact Form for Direct Email

D.C. Office (202) 224-4654 Hours:
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Representative Elijah Cummings: Contact Form for Direct Email

D.C. Office (202) 225-4741 Hours: M-F 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM EST
Baltimore Office  (410) 685-9199 Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM EST
Catonsville Office (410) 719-8777 Hours: M-F 8AM-5PM EST
Ellicott City (410) 465-8259 M-F 8:30AM to 5PM EST
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Group A

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Group B

11432 Cedar Run Rd South Prince George VA 23805
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11501 S Crater Rd South Prince George VA 23805
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Group C

11708 Mark Twain Dr South Prince George VA 23805
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11812 Chadwick Ln South Prince George VA 23805
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Group D

12340 Gravelbrook Rd South Prince George VA 23805
12524 Johnson Rd South Prince George VA 23805
12723 Fairwood Rd South Prince George VA 23805
12901 S Crater Rd South Prince George VA 23805
12912 Gravelbrook Rd South Prince George VA 23805
1300 Spain Dr South Prince George VA 23805
13000 S Crater Rd South Prince George VA 23805
1311 Butler Branch Rd South Prince George VA 23805
13200 Fairwood Rd South Prince George VA 23805
13212 S Crater Rd South Prince George VA 23805

Group E

13228 Gravelbrook Rd South Prince George VA 23805
13270 Gravelbrook Rd South Prince George VA 23805
13300 S Crater Rd South Prince George VA 23805
13421 College Rd South Prince George VA 23805
1354 Butler Branch Rd South Prince George VA 23805
1357 Butler Branch Rd South Prince George VA 23805
13708 Sunnybrook Rd South Prince George VA 23805
13807 S Crater Rd South Prince George VA 23805
13809 Fairwood Rd South Prince George VA 23805
13815 S Crater Rd South Prince George VA 23805

Pre-Legislative Summit Info

Maryland Pre-Legislative Session Summit

This Fall there are plans for an all day Maryland Pre-Legislative Summit. The overall goal would be to educate, inform, prepare, and connect everyone so we can be ready for the upcoming Maryland Legislative Session. First, there would be training on how to lobby in the state legislature for those who have never done so. We would then invite members of Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) like the ones listed below, to briefly speak. They would be asked to summarize their goals for this legislative session and then we would find a way to connect participants with the causes they want to amplify moving forward. I am looking for folks who are interested in structuring this experience so it will be valuable for everyone in attendance.

Through preliminary discussions with various NGO’s we have been told that our ability to lobby our elected officials in Annapolis would be necessary and highly effective tools in creating the changes we want to see in our state. So, this event would start connecting us with those existing agendas before beginning of the legislative session. Therefore, our timing is late October or early November and one idea is to hold it at the Columbia Interfaith Center, if possible. In order to offset the cost, there will be a charge of $5.00 if people sign up online and $8.00 at the door. Any grassroots group that provides someone to help organize the event will be listed as a sponsor. In preliminary talks with some legislators, there are indications that many of them will attend. This maybe a good opportunity to bring grassroots groups, NGO’s and legislators together in the same room.

Here is a possible list of NCO’s that could make a presentation.

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East | Maryland/DC Division
ACLU of Maryland
AFSCME Maryland
CASA
Caucus of African American Leaders
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Clean Water Action Maryland
Common Cause
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Equality Maryland
Jews United For Justice
League of Women Voters of Maryland
Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform
Maryland Climate Coalition
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Maryland Green Party
Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative
Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women
Maryland National Organization for Women
Maryland PIRG
Maryland State Education Association
Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence
Maryland Working Families
NAACP Maryland
Planned Parenthood of Maryland
Sierra Club Maryland Chapter
The Arc Maryland
UFCW Local 400
Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry of Maryland
Women’s Law Center
Women’s Alliance for Democracy & Justice

CALL TO ACTION:

We have a planning committee that has met twice in the last 3 weeks. We are looking for It does not require a lot of time. Right now we will be mostly working through email. Right now we a working on the main part which is calling NGO’s. About an hour or so a week.

If interested please send an email to: mdlegislativecoalition@gmail.com

Local Refugee Organizations

Local Refugee Support Organizations & Resources Baltimore County Area

Organizations

 Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) Refugee Youth Project (RYP) http://www.refugeeyouthproject.org/ | Seeks to improve the lives of Baltimore’s youngest refugees by supporting their academic needs; improve their literacy skills, enhance their knowledge of American culture, engage in extracurricular activities, and grow to be confident, caring individuals. Volunteer opportunities http://www.refugeeyouthproject.org/get-involved/

 Asylee Women Enterprise (AWE) Baltimore www.asyleewomen.org | AWE provides transitional housing, companionship and community to asylum seekers by offering a safe and nurturing home, opportunities to connect within the larger community and each other. Volunteer Opportunities http://www.asyleewomen.org/volunteer

International Rescue Committee (IRC) Baltimore https://www.rescue.org/united-states/baltimore-md | Provides support for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants. Volunteer opportunities https://www.rescue.org/announcement/volunteer-opportunities-baltimore

Soccer Without Borders sponsors under-served youth and their families (which include refugees). They are looking for volunteers to be family mentors and tutors. http://www.swbbaltimore.org/volunteer-opportunities

Church Groups

 Contact to inquire about congregations that support refugees in your local area.

 Episcopal Refugee and Immigrant Center Alliance (ERICA) Baltimore www.erica-baltimore.org | ERICA helps refugees, asylees, asylum seekers, and other immigrants through educational workshops, material assistance, and one-on-one problem solving.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) Baltimore www.lirs.org |LIRS works with migrants and refugees. If interested in working with the Lutheran Church, call them to see where they support refugees at churches in your area.

St. Matthew Catholic Church Immigration Outreach Service Center (IOSC) Baltimore http://www.ioscbalt.org/ | The IOSC at St. Matthew Catholic Church is for immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, regardless of status or ethnicity.

Catholic Charities Esperanza Center Baltimore http://www.catholiccharities-md.org/immigrants/?referrer=https://www.google.com/ | Staff and volunteers provide services and referrals, ESL education, healthcare, and low-cost immigration legal services to thousands of immigrants each year.

Aleppo Kitchen Project https://www.aleppokitchenmd.com/ Use this website to order catered Syrian food to support local refugee families.

Resources

Catonsville Emergency Assistance http://catonsvillehelp.org/

Southwestern Emergency Services (Arbutus) https://www.facebook.com/Southwest-Emergency-Services-291834380827346/

Gather Baltimore (City) provides food 4 days a week for financially challenged families http://www.gatherbaltimore.org/new/

 Indivisible Immigrant Toolkit https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resources/online/immigrant-ally-toolkit/

Maryland Resources for Refugees, Asylees, Asylum-Seekers, and Immigrants http://www.interculturalcounseling.org/community-resources

University of Maryland & World Relief Baltimore Immigration Clinic, Pro Bono Immigration Court Consultation Project https://www.law.umaryland.edu/programs/clinic/initiatives/immigration/icc/ Provides free consultations to individuals who are in removal proceedings before the Baltimore Immigration Court. Staffed by experienced volunteer immigration attorneys from Maryland.

 Compiled October 2017

Defending DACA Resources

Defending DACA Resources

News sources are reporting that President Trump is considering terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This move would turn our nation’s back on immigrant youth who are valued members of our communities. Terminating DACA would place the nearly 800,000 DREAMers whom the program allows to work and live legally in the United States at immediate risk of deportation. We need to call on our elected leaders TODAY to keep the DACA program intact. More information at http://defenddaca.com/

Vigils and events are on defenddaca.com and will be posted on United We Dream on Twitter and Facebook. @unitedwedream https://www.facebook.com/UnitedWeDream

DACA Graphics from different organizations for use on social media

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BzwKcEUflSONRG1nUDlQaDZjNjA

DACA Facebook Videos to Share

https://www.facebook.com/AllianceSD/videos/1672248082845918/

OFA The Dream Is Now documentary (30 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqYptDgq3T0

Talking Points if Trump Rescinds DACA

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ztPu-a9bYPwS_RF7lptVTsW9Osq0ahXvqHDxsius1gk/edit

DACA Announcement Reaction Toolkit by Defend Our Dreams

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzwKcEUflSONS3JCc0Z0RTJoX28

Indivisible Guide Call To Action
https://www.indivisibleguide.com/resource/tell-senator-defend-daca-support-durbin-graham-dream-act/

If DACA is Rescinded Media Advisories template from Interfaith Workers Justice

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t1rJ4ebeIB0JbsG6kbeHUhGpE0Fufce54HVGjATouFA

#undocuhope #United4Texas Tweet Sheet

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_TylS_CXMxjx60lpNoSa3xAdqmsy_KaZjh5_87z9P1A

 

Hastag for all tweets and posts
#DefendDACA and  #RiseAndOrganize

                                            DACA Related Actions

1) CALL YOUR CONGRESSPERSON

Representatives: 1-888-496-3502
Senators: 1-888-410-0619
*Please call your 1 Representative and then your 2 Senators

Sample Script: “Hi, my name is X and I’m calling from City, State and my zip code is X. I am a person of faith. I’m deeply concerned about the reports that President Trump could end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) this week. I support the program and strongly oppose any attempt to terminate or alter it. I urge the Senator/Representative to do everything in his/her power to protect 800,000 DACA-recipients from deportation and support their right to work and study in this country. There are three things I’m hoping your office will do right now. Can the Senator/Representative appeal directly to the President to keep this program in place, issue a public statement of support for DACA recipients, and support a clean passage of S.1615 (DREAM ACT)/H.R.3591, the HOPE Act of 2017?”

IF DACA IS RESCINDED SAMPLE SCRIPT: “Hi, my name is X and I’m calling from City, State and my zip code is X. As a person of faith, I strongly oppose President Trump rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. This move is devastating for my community. I urge the Senator/Representative to do everything in his/her power to protect 800,000 DACA-recipients from detention or deportation and push for a pathway to citizenship through the immediate and clean passage of S.1615 (DREAM ACT)/H.R.3591, the HOPE Act of 2017?

2)  DC HUNGER FAST SOLIDARITY ACTIONS

From September 5th-September 8th, United We Dream (UWD) and the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) are organizing a hunger fast in Washington, DC to stand in solidarity with DACAmented community members and #defendDACA. DACA recipients will begin a hunger fast on September 5th, the deadline the Texas Attorney General and others have imposed on Trump to cancel DACA or face a lawsuit. It will last throughout the week. Click here to join an action in solidarity to support DACA and TPS. If you are in DC RSVP here for action on September 5th.

From now until September 5th, NAKASEC is holding a 24-hour vigil in front of the White House to defend DACA and save TPS. The action today will also include calls to say #NoMuslimBanEver. Please join us! Sign up to be part of the solidarity fast, vigils and actions

3) Faith Leaders

Faith leaders: We invite you to host solidarity vigils around the country. Click here for a faith vigil toolkit to learn how to host an interfaith vigil and sample media resources to amplify its coverage! For more resources, click here for a DACA mini faith toolkit. You can also connect with local undocumented youth organizations and immigrants rights groups.

Faith communities across traditions have repeatedly demonstrated an unwavering commitment to immigrant youth and their families, advocating for the DREAM Act, writing letters and filing Amicus briefs in support of the DACA program, and calling on all elected leaders to champion policies that would create a path to citizenship for undocumented individuals in the United States.

Follow @InterfaithImm on Twitter and “like” the Interfaith Immigration Coalition on Facebook to receive up-to-date alerts. Please tell us if you take action (opens a new webpage)!

4) ONLINE ACTION THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

Please tweet @realDonaldTrump and your Senators/Representatives:

  • We are called to #LoveThyNeighbor + welcome the stranger. @realDonaldTrump Dreamers deserve our protection #DefendDACA #Faith4DACA

  • Dreamers are: students, teachers, doctors, small-business professionals & integral to our communities & economies #DefendDACA #Faith4DACA

  • .@realDonaldTrump Ending DACA= loss of $460.3 B from GDP over 10 years + removal of 685,000 workers from economy. #DefendDACA #Faith4DACA

  • .@realDonaldTrump Young immigrants who have long called America their home shouldn’t be stripped of legal status #DefendDACA #Faith4DACA

  • .@realDonaldTrump Faith communities continue to fight to #DefendDACA #Faith4DACA DefendDACA.com

  • People of faith call on @realDonaldTrump to #defendDACA + the 800,000 immigrant youth it protects #DefendDACA #Faith4DACA

  • 800,000 immigrant youth could lose their jobs and stability for their families if @realDonaldTrump eliminates #DACA #DefendDACA #Faith4DACA

  • Over 5 yrs DACA has provided work permits to undocumented youth +invigorated our communities #DefendDACA #Faith4DACA DefendDACA.com

  • With DACA, immigrant youth have been able to purchase homes and support their children. We have to #DefendDACA #Faith4DACA

  • My faith community stands with DACAmented immigrant neighbors & call on Congress + @realDonaldTrump to #defendDACA #Faith4DACA

  • Ave hourly wages rose by 69% after DACA=more tax revenue for cities, states, & U.S. https://www.americanprogress.org/?p=437956#DefendDACA #Faith4DACA @realDonaldTrump

  • 16% of DACA recipients bought houses, 5% started businesses https://www.americanprogress.org/?p=437956 #DefendDACA #Faith4DACA @realDonaldTrump

  • At least 72% of the top 25 Fortune 500 companies employ DACA beneficiaries https://www.americanprogress.org/?p=437956#DefendDACA #Faith4DACA @realDonaldTrump

Click to tweet at Members of Congress facts about DACA and calls for them to engage. See more resources and ideas for social media action in this Digital Toolkit. 

5) WRITE AN OPINION EDITORIAL IN SUPPORT OF DACA

Please click here for template Op-Eds that you can localize and add personal stories. See a recent Op-Ed in Baltimore Sun by local bishops, and others at www.interfaithimmigration.org/issues/dream-act/.

5) KNOW & SHARE THE MESSAGE TO DEFEND DACA & TPS

For DACA recipients: 5 Things You Should Know

Talking Points

Factsheets & Sample Social Media Posts

Sign On Letters

 

In case you’re going on air today & weekend – TOPLINES[frame – a no decision today as a win for our side and a demonstration of how organizing and pressure can win]

  1. When Trump and the WH took a good look at the human consequences of upending the lives of 800,000 Dreamers, they blinked. And for good reasons: DACA works, those with DACA are Americans in all but paperwork, and it would be heartless and cruel to dash their futures. Clearly, the outpouring of support from business leaders, faith communities, educators, governors, mayors, Democrats and a growing number of Republicans has made it clear that the country stands with Dreamers. This undoubtedly made a difference in this WH decision.
  2. Trump, Republicans in Congress should call on Paxton to back off. Paxton created this unnecessary crisis with an artificial deadline, and he can end it by pulling back. Paxton should focus on the crisis in Texas and not create a new one for the nation.
  3. DACA should be kept in place and Congress should step up and enact a permanent solution – a clean DREAM Act – without delay and without turning Dreamers or the DREAM Act into bargaining chips.

 

No Hate in 21228 Vigil and Rally

When: Thursday August 31st 2017

Where: Immanuel Church of Christ, 1905 Edmondson Ave, Catonsville, MD, 21228

Time: 7-9pm.

Rain or Shine

What to bring: Flashlights battery operated or real candles. While we will have American flags to wave we may run out. If you have some bring them.

FLYER: No Hate in 21228 Flyer

SPEAKERS FOR VIGIL AND RALLY

-Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin/ Community Rabbi
-Danette Zaghari-Mask, Islamic Society of Baltimore
-Pat Young State of Maryland Delegate District 44b Baltimore County
-Catonsville Councilman Tom Quirk
-Reverend Falak Robson Pakistani Pastor from Emmanuel Luthern Church
-Reverend Dr. Ruby Gilliam from the Divine Wisdom Center on behalf of Bishop -Debnam Morning Star Baptist Church
-Charles Syndor III State of Maryland Delegate for District 44b/Baltimore County
-Terri L. Hill State of Maryland Delegate for District 12/ Baltimore and Howard County
-John Olszewski, Jr. former State Delegate and Candidate for Baltimore County Executive
-Zainab Chaudry, Muslim Civil Liberties
-Clarence Lam, State of Maryland Delegate District 12 Baltimore and Howard County
-Robbie Leonard, past chair of Baltimore County Democratic Party and state senator candidate for the Towson area.
-Holly Leon Lierman – Catonsville resident and mother

-E Pluribus Unum