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Organizing and Growing During the Pandemic

Immigrant communities of color in Washington, DC have been hit hard this year. Our members continue to be disproportionately impacted by the economic and health effects of the pandemic. Adults and youth face financial distress due to the closure of non-essential businesses, restaurants, schools, and childcare facilities.
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MLOV Inmigración Y Santuario

Inmigración significa para MLOV mas que un concepto, es un sentimiento y un ideario colectivo, significa la confluencia de culturas, idiomas y muchas maneras de concebir nuestro mundo, significa también la construcción de una sociedad que se dignifica con la variada mezcla de grupos y familias que proviniendo de diferentes lugares buscamos un futuro digno sin importar ningún tipo de estatus.
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Summer of Youth Empowerment

Summer Institute for Student Organizers (SISO) is a six-week leadership training with the intention of bringing political education with hands-on training for English Language Learner (ELL) immigrant youth in the District.
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SISO Summer 2018

Monday, June 25 marked the first day of our annual Summer Institute for Student Organizing (SISO), which provides DC English Language Learner and bi/multilingual immigrant youth with the tools to become organizers!
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Sanctuary DC 2018 Candidate Forum

On May 5th the #SanctuaryDC Candidate Forum took place at All Souls Church, along with our co-sponsoring organizations: All Souls Church, ACLU-DC, Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project, Cameroon American Council, CARECEN, CentroNia, Ethiopian Community Center, Family Values At Work, Justice for Muslims Collective, Latin American Youth Center, ONE DC, Peacebuilding Connections, Standing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)-DC, SanctuaryDMV, National Day Laborers Organizing Network, and the National TPS Alliance.
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MLOV was invited to participate at the panel on "Resisting Displacement in the “Cappuccino City""

MLOV at the invitation of The "National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development" CAPACD, participated in the panel of experts on internal forced displacement due to urbanization processes and development of the city the event called ""Resisting Displacement in the "Cappuccino City"
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YOU made it possible at our annual fundraiser "Double The M-LOVe"!

On April 12, MLOV held its annual fundraising event with the participation of friends and allies who share our values, principles and objectives.
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Correct link to support DACA renewals!

As we noted in our prior blog post, last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Trump and his administration has decided to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). This means that the Department of Homeland Security will stop accepting new DACA applications.
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Trump Administration Ends DACA

This morning at 11 a.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Trump and his administration has decided to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). This means that the Department of Homeland Security will stop accepting new DACA applications.
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WHEN WE ORGANIZE WE WIN: #Matchbox5 Reach Settlement with Company for Unjust Firings

In a time where victories can feel few and far between, we are pleased to announce that the #Matchbox5 have reached a settlement with Matchbox to resolve their claim that Matchbox fired them in retaliation for defending their rights at work.
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MLOV Condemns Violent Attack on Immigrant Communities by Trump Administration; Rallies District Immigrants to Speak Out for #SanctuaryDC Local Protections.

On January 25th 2017, Trump signed two egregiously violent Executive Orders that would ramp up immigrant detention, threaten the funding of safety net services for our District’s low-income communities, refuse entry to the United States for the most vulnerable refugees from predominantly Muslim countries, and place our families under even greater risk of surveillance and unequal treatment under the law.
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