Virginia Chapter Sierra Club

Tell Virginia Senators and Congressmen to support immigration reform

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This week Sierra Club announced its support for an equitable path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. We urge Sierra Club members and friends to communicate your support for immigration reform to Senators Warner and Kaine and your local Congressman.  

The Sierra Club Board of Directors, made up of elected volunteer leaders, unanimously adopted this position:

Currently at least 11 million people live in in the U.S. in the shadows of our society. Many of them work in jobs that expose them to dangerous conditions, chemicals and pesticides, and many more of them live in areas with disproportionate levels of toxic air, water, and soil pollution. To protect clean air and water and prevent the disruption of our climate, we must ensure that those who are most disenfranchised and most threatened by pollution within our borders have the voice to fight polluters and advocate for climate solutions without fear.

The Sierra Club takes a position to support an equitable path to citizenship for residents of the United States who lack official documentation. America’s undocumented population should be able to earn legalization and a timely pathway to citizenship, with all the rights to fully participate in our democracy, including influencing environmental and climate policies. The pathway to citizenship should be free of unreasonable barriers, and should facilitate keeping families together and reuniting those that are split whenever possible.

We hope you’ll send the letter below to your members of Congress. Thanks! 

Recipients

  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative

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Message

Support a path to citizenship

Dear [Decision Maker],

I urge you to support comprehensive immigration reform that includes an equitable path to citizenship for residents of the United States who lack official documentation.

Currently at least 11 million people live in the U.S. in the shadows of our society. Many of them work in jobs that expose them to dangerous conditions, chemicals and pesticides, and many more live in areas with disproportionate levels of toxic air, water, and soil pollution.

To protect clean air and water and prevent the disruption of our climate, we must ensure that those who are most disenfranchised and most threatened by pollution within our borders have the voice to fight polluters and advocate for climate solutions without fear.

Thank you for considering this request.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]