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What it Will Take to Unite our Nation

Rachel Peric | July 25, 2018

Seventy-five years ago, my grandparents lost nearly everyone they loved in the Holocaust and came with my mother as refugees to this country, where they were able to build new lives and call themselves Americans.   Today, when I hold my daughter’s tiny toddler hands in mine, I think of how my grandmother became an orphan, and of the ...

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Contact: Melissa Bertolo, Certified Welcoming Manager Phone: 937-210-9521 Email: [email protected]     Welcoming America is pleased to congratulate Salt Lake County and Louisville Metro Government for achieving the status of Certified Welcoming and joining the growing Certified Welcoming movement. Welcoming America announced their achievement at the Welcoming Interactive + Welcoming Economies Convening on June 19, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.   “...

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Let's Keep Families Together

Rachel Peric | June 28, 2018

Every morning as my little daughter's smile greets me, it is heart wrenching to imagine the thousands of children in detention and the many more seeking refuge in our country, whose search for love and safety is instead met with cold indifference.   Just this week we saw the Supreme Court uphold the Muslim Ban, families ...

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Gearing up for Census 2020

Timothy Walden | March 28, 2018

  Our democracy depends on trust and participation, and an accurate 2020 Census is essential for American communities to have the resources and representation for all residents to thrive and belong. This week’s decision by the Administration to add a citizenship question to the Census undermines core democratic principles and our future prosperity, creating a chilling effect on the participation ...

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