On May 22nd
, the Immigrant Defense Project, Fortune Society, and over 100 advocates and elected officials, are heading to Albany to hold a rally
calling on the legislature to support the One Day To Protect New Yorkers
Act – a bill that would reduce the maximum sentence for a Class A Misdemeanor by just one day, from 365 to 364.
This small change would give federal immigration judges the authority to exercise discretion in more deportation cases and would protect thousands of New Yorkers facing harsh immigration consequences stemming from a misdemeanor offense.
Please help us spread the word about the rally, and raise awareness of the bill, which could save many vulnerable individuals from being permanently separated from their families and communities. Here’s the social media toolkit
with sample messaging and graphics to share with your networks.