November 3, 2020 looms as a critical election nationally and in many states. For immigrant communities, these elections provide both opportunities and challenges to give input and voice. In this presidential election, there is unprecedented interest and concern given the bid for re-election of a president who has aggressively demonized the targeted immigrants in hateful speech and with repressive policies.
As a non-partisan organization, NNIRR does not take a position on candidates. However, as a social justice organization, we share responsibility for encouraging immigrant community participation in the elections. For those eligible to vote, we urge voter registration and participation in the voting process. Those who are ineligible to vote are, nonetheless, not voiceless. The interest and well-being of our diverse communities, citizen and non-citizen, should be at the forefront of consideration in this important election.
- Trump vs. Biden race to dictate fate of U.S. immigration for years to come, CBS News, Sept. 29, 2020
VOTER REGISTRATION RESOURCES
Are you registered to vote?
* Find out here
If you aren’t registered, these are sites where you can register:
* Votar Es Poder: voter registration in Spanish
* How to vote in all 50 states (Washington Post)
INFO & LINKS FOR HOW TO REGISTER FOR MAIL IN VOTING
To register for an absentee ballot from any state, you can go here: https://www.vote.org/absentee-ballot/
Our series below also focuses on mail in voting information for the states of AZ, CA, GA & TX
in Arizona, California, Georgia & Texas
en Arizona, California, Georgia & Texas
A good comprehensive voting guide state by state for both mail-in and in-person ballots: New York Times Presidential Election Calendar
VOTING WITH OUR VALUES & A COMMITMENT TO HUMAN RIGHTS
* NNIRR’s position on human rights-based immigration policy reforms
Developed by our colleagues at the Immigration Hub and endorsed by over 100 organizations, the 2021 Immigration Action Plan outlines ten actions that begin to right the wrongs of US immigration policy. While these principles go a long way to unravel the damage done by the current administration, NNIRR will push even further to ensure that human rights are at the center immigration policy reforms. See our statement of endorsement here.