Your Step-by-Step Guide to Hosting a Virtual NIM

education Apr 30, 2020

After hosting a member-wide virtual NIM (Neighborhood Information Meeting) earlier this month (and an entire conference the month before), we've learned a thing or two about hosting virtual gatherings. In this guide, we'll share our tips for hosting your own online NIM with family and friends, including selecting a topic, sending out the invites, and using our ready-made resources.

  1. Select a topic. Every month this year, MWEG is releasing a new discussion topic that is relevant to our...
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An Open Thank You Letter to Senator Romney

education Feb 05, 2020

On February 5, 2020, Senator Mitt Romney gave a speech on the Senate floor to explain his tremendously courageous vote to convict President Trump on one article of impeachment. He said, “Like each member of this deliberative body, I love our country. I believe that our Constitution was inspired by Providence. I am convinced that freedom itself is dependent on the strength and vitality of our national character. As it is with each senator, my vote is an act of conviction.”

You can...

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Delivering Gratitude to Senators Romney and Collins

education Feb 04, 2020

MWEG members met with Senator Romney in person this morning and read our letter of gratitude out loud. You still have time to sign on to the letter thanking him for voting for witnesses in the impeachment trial! We will continue to send his office (and Senator Susan Collins’ office) names and comments as they come in (links below).

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For the video of an MWEG member reading our letter to Senator Romney,...

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Public Charge SCOTUS Ruling

education Feb 03, 2020

Last Monday the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s “public charge” policy change is legal. This change “dramatically increases the government’s ability to reject green cards for people who are deemed likely to depend on government aid, such as food stamps, housing assistance, and Medicaid,” according to The Hill.

The administration has advertised the rule change as a way to ensure self-sufficiency among immigrants;...

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Texas Refugee Resettlement

education Jan 21, 2020

We are deeply troubled by Governor Abbott’s decision to reject refugee resettlement in the state of Texas. The new court decision striking down President Trump’s executive order means the governor’s refusal will not stand, but his letter made it clear he does not believe new refugees are welcome. We decry this decision of exclusion and strongly encourage him to reconsider it.

We applaud those leaders, like Utah Governor Herbert, who not only opted in...

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Call to Action: Full and Fair Impeachment Trial

call to action education Jan 21, 2020

As the impeachment trial begins in the Senate today, we reaffirm our position that anything less than a full and fair impeachment trial, including pertinent witnesses and evidence, will be a violation of oaths taken by U.S. senators. Early analysis of the rules set forth by the McConnell resolution is deeply troubling; they ignore established procedures for admitting evidence and calling witnesses. They are designed to hide rather than expose the truth. Because the resolution allows for...

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Call to Action: Submit Your Letters to MWEG by Monday, January 6

call to action education Jan 03, 2020

Call to Action: We have an urgent need for each of you to join us in a D.C. letter campaign asking for a full and fair impeachment trial in the Senate. We also ask you to recruit five friends to do the same. MWEG members will hand-deliver the letters when the Senate is back in session next week. The deadline for letter submission is Monday, January 6, at 5 p.m. MT. The submission deadline is only three days away! Please take a moment to write and submit your letter now.

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Urgent Call to Action: Proposed Fee Increase by USCIS

call to action education Dec 10, 2019

On November 14, 2019, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed a fee schedule adjustment that would drastically increase fees for naturalization, asylum, DACA, work permits, and more. The proposed rule would also eliminate fee waivers for citizenship, lawful permanent residency, employment authorization, and other applications. In addition, it would increase fees for obtaining family history records through USCIS by 500% — a move that would have a significantly...

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Urgent Call to Action: Immigration Detention

call to action education Dec 06, 2019

Here’s one quick and simple thing you can do right now if you’re feeling heartbroken and enraged at news of another child’s tragic and unnecessary death in immigration detention.

Call the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection and demand that they follow the CDC recommendations for giving migrants the flu vaccine. Then encourage two or three other people to call as well.

DHS Office of Inspector General: 1-800-323-8603
(Just FYI, they will ask for...

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Call to Action: Encourage Your Governor to Accept Refugees in Your State!

call to action education Nov 04, 2019

Governor Gary Herbert of Utah sent the letter below to President Trump, asking him to continue to allow refugees to be resettled in Utah. This is in response to the President’s executive order, which places the onus of accepting refugees on state and local governments. Governor Herbert’s response was swift and clear and a model for other governors to follow.

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was himself...

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