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Advocacy

Organization Overview:  Action works with organizations across the nation to reform America's immigration laws and ensure civil rights for all people, native born and immigrant. From informational conferences to organized bus trips for rallies in Washington D.C., CRI works to ensure the 7.6% of immigrant families in Lansing have a community voice heard by national ears. In February, the Civil Rights For Immigrants (CRI) task force took on the Secretary of State decision to deny DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) grantees their right to driver’s licenses. They met with allies, rallied at the state capital, met with the governor’s staff and held a press conference when the Secretary of State finally overturned her decision and gave DACA grantees their right to a driver’s license. CRI also created a free conference in March, called “Engaging our Community for Reform,” 200 people attended. This conference focused on immigrants, advocates, youth focusing on higher education, knowing your rights, and psychological well-being of immigrants in America. In April, Action organized a bus including constituents from four different cities to Washington D.C to join millions for a national rally where we met with our congressmen and senators advocating for comprehensive immigration reform. In May, the CRI task force organized a statewide prayer vigil outside Congressman Mike Rogers’s office. Over 100 people from Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Battle Creek and Lansing, demanded that Rogers and the House of Representatives pass comprehensive immigrations reform. In June, CRI task force also organized an “immigration story telling” event attended by 100 Lansing residents. In July, we rallied outside of GOP headquarters calling for immigration reform. In October Action of Greater Lansing organized a March and Rally outside of Congressman Mike Rogers requesting a face to face meeting. We got a public response from the Congressman that fueled a letter campaign to the editor regarding Roger’s actions. CRI Meets Monthly Last Tuesday of the Month at 7pm Cristo Rey Church: 201 W. Miller Rd. Lansing, MI (Basement)
Language:  English,Spanish
Cultures:  All
Street:  201 W. Miller Road Lansing, MI 48911
City/Township:  Lansing
State:  MI
Country:  USA
Phone:  (517) 580-0552
Organization Name:  Adopt-a-Refugee Program
Organization Overview:  How would you like to wake up one day, and discover a letter on your doorstep threatening to kill you if you don’t leave the place your people have called home for thousands of years? How would you feel about having your business, home, or church bombed? What if your sister was kidnapped, raped, forced into marriage or murdered, all for being Christian? What if you were a part of this modern-day genocide? The turmoil in Iraq & surrounding areas has taken a toll on more than 50,000 families, which are comprised of mostly Christians, including Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Armenians, and other ancient and historic cultures dating back thousands of years. These refugees are being singled out, persecuted, kidnapped, raped, and even murdered because of their religious beliefs. They have no where to call home, and are forbidden to work, forcing young women into prostitution starting as young as 9 years old. "There are many ways to help, and 100% of your donations go directly to a family in dire need of help, and hope. There are many ways to help our cause." The Adopt-a-Refugee Family program has been successfully working with the Jesuits to aid these refugees for years. There are many ways to help, and 100% of your donations go directly to a family in dire need of help, and hope. There are many ways to help our cause. WHO WE HELP Reduced to the status of “refugee”, these displaced persons are prohibited from working, going to school, worshipping… and are prevented from living their normal lives. Not only have they lost their homes, their jobs, and their livelihoods, but their food, water and other basic necessities have become exceedingly scarce. Entire families, children, infants, grandmothers… are homeless, hungry and desperate.
Language:  English
Cultures:  All,American,Multicultural,Refugees or Asylees
City/Township:  Other
State:  Mi
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 406-2052
Organization Name:  Africans in Medicine (AIM)
Organization Overview:  Africans in Medicine (AIM) is a national organization that unites African medical professionals in an effort to confront medical, cultural, and societal complexities that affect the health and well-being of Africans and Africans in the Diaspora. The Wayne State University Chapter of AIM, which was founded in 2008, is a culturally empowered network of medical students who not only promote the mission of the national organization, but also seek to increase student awareness about these issues. AIM boasts of having a diverse student member body and welcomes students from all backgrounds to join. Africans in Medicine (A.I.M.) is a non-profit organization started in 2005 by young African medical students with a mission of exerting a positive impact on the African communities both in the United States and Africa. Four years later, a Michigan Chapter was officially started by Ebere Azumah (Class of 2010) and Ukamaka Atueyi (Class of 2009). Uka and Ebere recognized the importance of establishing an organization ran and operated by African students for Africans. Their goal was to address the problems Africans have in Africa, the United States and the Caribbean. Additionally, they wanted to dispel the misconceptions people have about Africans and their lifestyle. Although there are many great medical organizations, AIM is unique and simple. Our goal is to use our medical knowledge, expertise and connections to address the problems that plague the African communities around the world. We have succeeded thus far by hosting annual free health fairs in Detroit, Michigan and in Haiti. We have organized seminars that address the barriers in health that Africans in the United States face. We have also hosted forums, tackling who we are as immigrants in the United States: how do we assimilate? Impacting Africa might seem a lofty goal, but as Mother Teresa eloquently said, “If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” We might not solve all the problems in Africa but we will try to make a difference. We, the present and past executive board members, feel that we are making a difference! As you browse our webpage, we hope to motivate you to make a difference in your community; recognize that this group was started by ordinary people like yourself. Please feel free to join our group if you share a similar vision. You can also support us by providing us with ideas or through your generous financial donations. As always: AIM HIGHER FOR A HEALTHIER AFRICA!
Language:  English
Cultures:  African
Street:  P.O. Box 15518
City/Township:  Detroit
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48215
Country:  USA
Organization Overview:  The mission of the AFRP is to perpetuate and promote the rich, cultural Palestinian heritage to the Ramallah family and their descendants in diaspora – estimated at approximately 40,000 in the U.S. – by providing programs that foster cultural and social interaction, as well as educational, humanitarian, civic and charitable opportunities.
Language:  Arabic,English
Cultures:  Arabic,Palestinian
Street:  27484 Ann Arbor Trail
City/Township:  Westland
State:  MI
Zip Code:  MI 48185
Country:  USA
Phone:  (734) 425-1600
Fax No:  (734) 425-3985
Organization Overview:  The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is the national association of over 11,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. AILA Member attorneys represent U.S. families seeking permanent residence for close family members, as well as U.S. businesses seeking talent from the global marketplace. AILA Members also represent foreign students, entertainers, athletes, and asylum seekers, often on a pro bono basis. Founded in 1946, AILA is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that provides continuing legal education, information, professional services, and expertise through its 38 chapters and over 50 national committees.
Language:  English
Cultures:  All
Street:  1331 G. St. NW, Suite 300
City/Township:  Washington, D.C.
State:  DC
Zip Code:  20005
Country:  USA
Phone:  (202) 507-7600
Fax No:  (202) 783-7853
Organization Overview:  AJC advocates for the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and for the advancement of democratic values for all. We promote these goals through an agency-wide focus in four key areas: Diplomacy: Through high-level diplomatic meetings, and by leveraging strong relationships with global leaders, AJC gains the support of decision-makers around the world on issues critical to a strong Jewish future.Legislative advocacy: We advocate with political leaders at the regional and national levels for domestic policies and legislation that advance Israel’s security, the well-being of Jews, and democratic values.Building bridges: We build important alliances across diverse ethnic and religious groups in order to work together more effectively in support of democratic values and human rights for all.Communications: AJC’s unparalleled global media presence reaches more people in more countries and in more languages than any other Jewish organization. Staff experts and lay leaders regularly appear worldwide in traditional print, electronic media, and in prominent blogs. - See more at: http://www.ajc.org/site/c.7oJILSPwFfJSG/b.8466957/k.27C5/What_We_Do.htm#sthash.QrCqIs5i.dpuf
Language:  English
Cultures:  Jewish
Street:  6735 Telegraph Rd
City/Township:  Bloomfield Hills
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48301
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 646-7686
Email:  detroit@ajc.org
Organization Overview:  BRIDGING: COMMUNITIES, HERITAGE &HUMANITY The American Middle East Christians’ Congress (AMECC) is an extension of the Arab American and Chaldean Forum that was established in 1991.
Language:  Arabic,English
Cultures:  Arabic,Assyrian,Chaldean,Copt,Egyptian,Lebanese,Syrian
Street:  24601 Coolidge Hwy
City/Township:  Oak Park
State:  Michigan
Zip Code:  48237
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 546-9100
Fax No:  (248) 546-4848
Email:  rfdass@aol.com
Website:  http://amecc.us/
Organization Overview:  For many years ADC has been the voice against discrimination, prejudice, profiling and unfair practices that negate the values of our precious American history. It has been the vital ingredient in building bridges of understanding, mutual respect and acceptance of our community’s rich diversity.  ADC is a grassroots civil rights organization which welcomes people of all backgrounds, faiths and ethnicities as members.
Language:  Arabic,English
Cultures:  All,American,Arabic
Street:  930 Mason Street, Suite 101
City/Township:  Dearborn
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48124
Country:  USA
Phone:  (313) 581-1201
Fax No:  (313) 510-5832
Email:  fatina@adc.org
Organization Name:  Anti-Defamation League Michigan
Organization Overview:  The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public. MISSION STATEMENT “The immediate object of the League is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens.” ADL Charter October 1913 The Michigan Region focuses on combating anti-Semitism and bigotry of all kinds in the state of Michigan. This work is especially relevant in Metropolitan Detroit where so many different cultures and communities live side-by-side. Our initiatives in classrooms and the workplace counteract bias and bigotry in the community. We also provide education and outreach, including pro-Israel advocacy, to the community and international visitors. Additionally, our trainings, resources and collaborations on hate crimes and extremism for law enforcement are unsurpassed.
Language:  English
Cultures:  Jewish
Street:  4000 Town Center Dr
City/Township:  Southfield
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48075
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 353-7553
Fax No:  (248) 353-1264
Organization Overview:  ACC (Arab American and Chaldean Council) is the premier non-profit human service organization providing services to the Middle Eastern and mainstream communities in Southeast Michigan. Administrative staff members will be housed in the new 11,000-square-foot space, which will feature an expanded administrative office. “Our new space is centrally located between the three counties we serve, allowing us to better access our clients,” said Dr. Haifa Fakhouri, ACC President and CEO. “We are excited about this new space and look forward to becoming an active member of the Troy community.”
Language:  Arabic,Assyrian,Chaldean,English
Cultures:  All,American,Arabic,Assyrian,Chaldean,Egyptian,Iraqi,Jordanian
Street:  363 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 300
City/Township:  Troy
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48084
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 559-1990
Fax No:  (248) 559-9117
Organization Overview:  The Arab American Civil Rights League (ACRL) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2011 and is committed to protecting the civil rights of Arab Americans through education and advocacy. The organization works to build coalitions, promote understanding and cooperation and combat negative stereotypes. Led by prominent civil rights attorneys and advocates, the ACRL offers the community it serves a solid commitment to ensuring that their rights are protected and preserved.
Language:  Arabic,English
Cultures:  All,American,Arabic
Street:  4917 Schaefer Rd. Suite 209
City/Township:  Dearborn
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48126
Country:  USA
Phone:  (313) 633-0231
Fax No:  (313) 633-1976
Organization Overview:  Born out of reverent remembrance and continuing advocacy for a yet unpunished crime against humanity, the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of Greater Detroit was formed to organize commemorative events throughout 2015 for the Centennial Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Comprised of over 15 of Greater Detroit’s leading Armenian-American organizations, the committee’s goals include: Honoring, through commemorative events, the memory of the 1.5 million Armenian victims who were systematically murdered by the Ottoman Turkish authorities in the first Genocide of the 20th Century. Demand universal recognition of the Armenian Genocide, reparations from the perpetrators’ legal successors (the Republic of Turkey), and restoration to the legal owners of all Armenian historic lands, churches and institutions. Increase public awareness of the Armenian Genocide in particular, as well as all other genocides. A 100 year-old crime against humanity that remains unpunished In 1915, the Ottoman Turkish government systematically, and with determination, exterminated the indigenous Armenian people on their historic homeland -- what is today the Republic of Turkey. It began on April 24, 1915, when Armenian leaders were rounded up by the Ottoman Turkish authorities and publicly executed, and continued for eight years. This methodical murdering of a nation included the killing of the male population, use of labor camps, death marches of women and children across the Syrian Desert, and the re-population of non-Armenians on historic Armenian lands. Please visit www.theforgotten.org for more information. In 2015, local, national, and international events will take place to remember the 1.5 million Armenian victims and to demand that justice be served for this crime against humanity.
Language:  Armenian,English
Cultures:  Armenian
Street:  19300 Ford Rd
City/Township:  Dearborn
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48128
Country:  USA
Organization Overview:  The Armenian National Committee of Michigan represents the views, the values, and the voice of Armenian Americans of Michigan and friends of Armenia from across the United States. The Armenian National Committee of Michigan (ANC-MI) is the grassroots advocacy organization representing the views and values of our nation's Armenian American community.
Language:  Armenian,English
Cultures:  Armenian
State:  MI
Country:  USA
Email:  anc.mi@anca.org
Organization Overview:  Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote - Michigan is a non-partisan organization that serves the Asian Pacific islander American community through civic participation, advocacy, and education.
Language:  Arabic,Mandarin Chinese,English,Hmong,Korean,Mandarin Chinese,Spanish,Taiwanese,Vietnamese
Cultures:  Asian,Chinese,Filipino,Hmong,Korean,Multicultural,South Pacific,Taiwanese,Vietnamese
City/Township:  Detroit
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48244
Country:  USA
Phone:  (313) 914-1030
Organization Overview:  Founded in 1992, APALA is the first and only national organization of Asian Pacific American union members to advance worker, immigrant, and civil rights. As a member based organization, APALA has 17 Chapters in 12 states, serving as a bridge connecting Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) with the broader labor movement.
Language:  English
Cultures:  All,Asian,Chinese,Filipino,Hmong,Korean,South Pacific,Vietnamese
Street:  815 16th St NW
City/Township:  Washington, D.C.
Zip Code:  20009
Country:  USA
Phone:  (202) 508-3733
Email:  ygee@uaw.net