By: Molly Mayo, Executive Director & Muz Afzal, Community Engagement Coordinator & Mireaya Medina, Outreach & Communications Manager
SE Uplift continues to work closely as a member of Portland United Against Hate (PUAH).
Portland United Against Hate is a community-initiated partnership of Community Based Organizations, Neighborhood Associations, concerned communities and the City, working with the Office of Community and Civic Life to build a rapid response system that combines reporting and tracking of hateful acts and providing the support and protection our communities need in this uncertain era.
PUAH has created the following statement:
“The community partners of Portland United Against Hate strongly oppose the Trump Administration and U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s immigration policies and practices. Whether it is indefinite family detention, criminalizing immigrant communities, or jailing asylum seekers at the southern border, these practices are damaging and morally reprehensible.”
The Southeast Uplift Neighborhood Coalition affirms the rights of all people to live and work without fear of intolerance or persecution because of their age, disability, income, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or their ethnic, racial or national origin. We honor and encourage the diversity within our neighborhoods and strive to have full participation from all our neighbors.
We welcome immigrants and refugees to our community and firmly believe that families belong together. SE Uplift supports the work of our community partners that are working to protect and advocate for immigrant and refugee rights.
- Slate: Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border
- Blavity: 7 Ways You Can Help Black And Brown Immigrants Being Terrorized By The Trump Administration
- The Cut: What You Can Do Right Now to Help Immigrant Families Separated at the Border
- Unite Oregon: Immigrant and Refugee Rights
- APANO: Call to action
- Call your representatives