For this action, We Belong Together, we invite you to join us in participating in the Kids Week of Action. Unite with children and families across the country, empower young activists and commit to making communities a welcoming place for all.
This action is centered around the concept of unity and family, and the belief that children have a critical role to play in the resistance movement. This action is part of a collaboration with National Domestic Workers Alliance, WeCount!, PowerU, the American Friends Service Committee, #LoveArmy, MomsRising, FLIC, Make it Work, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, UndocuBlack Network and the Women’s Refugee Commission.
FOUR WAYS YOU CAN PARTICIPATE:
1. Create or join a #WeBelongTogether Unity Circle in your community. During the week of action, we encourage kids and youth to form circles and link arms around spaces they seek to make safe and welcoming for all, such as schools, parks, playgrounds, city halls and congressional offices, to demonstrate how young people are uniting against dangerous policies that threaten to tear communities apart. Invite local leaders to join your circles — teachers, school officials, mayors, city council members, for example — and commit to enacting or fighting for policies that support and defend young people in their communities. See the We Belong Together Organizer Toolkit for more suggestions for creating a Unity Circle.
2. Educate yourself and engage with young people about how discriminatory policies are affecting their lives, especially kids of color and refugees. We’ve included a list of resources on our website.
3. Write postcards to elected officials. Gather a group of friends or plan a classroom activity to write postcards to your local elected officials. (Visit the link here to find your elected officials.) Ask them to support laws that keep families and communities together. Download and print the postcards on our website or create your own and share them on social media using the hashtag #WeBelongTogether.
4. Invite your friends and family to participate in the We Belong Together Kids Week of Action, share your story on social media and use the hashtag #WeBelongTogether. Here are a few ideas.
YOU CAN SET UP YOUR ACTION #7 EVENT HERE: https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/we-belong-together?source=direct_link