The mission of America’s Voice (AV) and America’s Voice Education Fund (AVEF) is to harness the power of American voices and American values to enact policy change that guarantees full labor, civil and political rights for immigrants and their families. We work in partnership with progressive, faith-based, labor, civil rights, and grassroots groups, networks and leaders to enact federal legislation that puts 11 million Americans-in-waiting on the road to full citizenship.
We believe that the moment to enact this type of reform has arrived: coming out of the 2012 elections, it is clear that Americans support it, Democrats promised it, and Republicans need it. More importantly, this positive policy change would move us forward as a country, helping immigrants, workers, business, communities, and families succeed.
The immigration legislation we support includes the following elements:
- A direct, fair, and inclusive road to citizenship for immigrants in the U.S. without papers.
- Channels for future legal immigration that are flexible and functional.
- Robust protections and guaranteed rights for all workers.
- Enforcement that is targeted and fair, and respects immigrants’ rights.
- Full and equal rights for all immigrants.
If we do this right – with a line to get into and a roadmap to citizenship for immigrants in America today; sensible legal channels for immigrants who are needed tomorrow; and accountability for employers who violate the law and exploit workers – we will finally have an immigration system that reflects our values as a nation.
We’re eager to hear from you! Our contact information is below, but feel free to use the form below, which will submit an email to our staff. We’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.
1050 17th Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20036