10 Ways You Can Support The Sanctuary Movement

The Sanctuary Movement calls upon the faith community to resist deportation, racism and hateful action toward undocumented immigrants, as well as to assist in providing justice and hope to this marginalized group. What can a person of faith do?  Here are 10 things that you can do to help:

  1. Join a Sanctuary Working Group
  2. Attend a monthly meeting of East Bay Sanctuary Congregations
  3. Volunteer four hours or more per month in support of the Sanctuary Movement with Centro Legal de la Raza, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, International Rescue Committee, Oakland Community Organizations or a similar organization
  4. Show up at public actions (rallies, walks, protests) in support of migrant rights
  5. Contact your local representative in support of sanctuary legislation (current legislation bills are SB 54 and SB 6)
  6. Make a donation to Centro Legal de la Raza, Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity, International Rescue Committee, Oakland Community Organizations or similar organizations that support migrants
  7. Attend a monthly prayer vigil at ICE detention center (5555 Giant Highway, Richmond; 1st Saturdays of month at 11 a.m.)
  8. Provide a gift certificate to Wal-Mart/Target/CVS for an undocumented individual or family
  9.  Purchase a transit card for an undocumented individual or family member
  10. Contact International Rescue Committee, Harbor House or Jewish Family and Community Service (JFCS East Bay) to find out what specific donation items are needed at any given time (often home goods) and provide them.

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