You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress such a one, for you were sojourners in the Land of Egypt. Exodus 22:20 This verse is read in synagogues this week, as part of the annual re-reading of the Torah. It is part of a weekly portion called Mishpatim – “rules” or “laws” – and comes […]
We desire a merciful, rehabilitative justice system that maintains the hope and human dignity of every person within it, on all sides of the law.
Our children deserve to learn in an environment that nurtures their growth and wholeness.
Growing up undocumented in this country, I always felt powerless about my surroundings and even my own destiny. In Together Colorado LA RED's Immigration Campaign, I found a space to share my struggles and hear those of others. I love my Together Colorado family, and I’m so grateful for them. Here, I found my own dignity, which I needed to feel valued and empowered to have a voice in the decisions that shape our world.
My involvement in Together Colorado has given me the opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and build relationships with others of different cultures and faiths. While having real conversations with other Together Colorado members, I realized that even though there are differences in cultures and faiths there are commonalities among groups. We all want the opportunity to a hold decent job in order to provide for our families, be a homeowner, and live where children have the opportunity to a good education.
The first time I heard about Together Colorado was 9 years ago when my daughter's school invited me to a reunion of parents which they were organizing. In that moment I couldn’t imagine how this organization would change my life. Since then I’ve had the opportunity to participate in the Education, Immigration, and Economic Justice committees. What I like most about Together Colorado is how they start to involve “regular” people and as months pass by, those same people become individuals capable of organizing other people to better their communities, the school of their kids, and even transform the cities they live in.