We invite your organization:
- To attend and endorse
- To register as soon as possible-to do so will help us finalize
logistics with the university.
- To guide the program of the conference by offering workshops;
- To support our call for creating a national coalition, and
consider running for a position on the steering committee
or in working groups;
- To bring proposals for the 6-9 month campaign strategy.
The goals of the July 27-29
National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference aim to create
a broad-based, multiethnic, community-led national immigrant
We envision this as a grassroots
activist conference of broad-based, multiethnic organizers
from African American, Native American, African immigrant,
Asian American, Latino/Latina, Arab-Muslim-North African,
progressive labor, interfaith, LGBT, student, anti-war/peace
and global justice groups from across the country. To meet
face-to-face and discuss how to build a new national, broad-based,
immigrant rights/civil rights movement, and to set a national
campaign strategy framework for the 2007-2008; and to
elect a new leadership of the Network.
2007-2008 National Strategy Framework
One of the key business of the conference
will be drafting our 2007-2008 national strategy framework--this
is guide our action plans and political directions for the
The strategy framework will be based on
our May Day 2007 Points of Unity:
1) No to anti-immigrant legislation, and
the criminalization of the immigrant communities.
2) No to militarization of the border.
3) No to the immigrant detention and deportation.
4) No to the guest worker program.
5) No to employer sanction and "no match" letters.
6) Yes to a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
7) Yes to speedy family reunification.
8) Yes to civil rights and humane immigration law.
9) Yes to labor rights and living wages for all workers.
10) Yes to the education and LGBT immigrant legislation.
We welcome any
organizations attending the conference to submit your campaign/action
propposals and propsoe a workshosp
to discuss and organize your campaigns. This will be part
of our 2007-2008 national strategy framework draft, which
will be discuss, modify and approve at the end of the conference.
In addition, we'll also gather campaign
strategy/proposals during each workshop.
Here's how the proposal formulation/decision
making process will be work:
Step One: Formulating Proposals:
Campaign proposals will hopefully be the result of the workshops
and any pre-conference on-line submissions that will be distributed
during the workshop for consideration.
Step Two: In-Depth Discussion/Modifications
of the Proposals, And Creating Working Groups Proposals will
hopefully be refined in our Strategy Sections and our Caucuses:
Our strategy sections include (but are not limited to) Legislative,
Community, Border, Education & Outreach, Labor, Multi-Ethnic
Organizing, Student/Youth, Diverse Tactic, Interfaith and
Community Support. Our caucuses include (but are not limited
to) Women, LGBT, Mid-Atlantic Region, Mid-West region, West
Coast Region, South East/Gulf Coast Regions.
Step Three: Decision Making Process at
the Sunday Strategy Assembly Campaign proposals will be presented
to the plenary:
Discussion, Q/A, clarification and adoption of the proposals,
the adoption of the proposals will follow a modified consensus
process, unless there is strong disagreement among participants
that that be the case. Modified consensus is simply the notion
that we, as a community, will strive for consensus.
Modify Consensus as Decision Making Process:
If a consensus cannot be reached for a proposal, we'll going
to a simple majority vote.
2007 - 2008 Strategic Immigrant Campaign Proposal
National Coordinating Committee,
Working Groups Coordinator of the National Immigrant Solidarity
We welcome any organizations to join our
coordinating committee or leading a working group, together
to build a national immigrant solidarity movement.
years' coordinating committee members
NISN Coordinating Committee have total
10 seats, it serves 1 year term (until the next conference)
and have voting power for major decision of the National Immigrant
Solidarity network, it's a volunteered-based, self-serve activism.
We accepts nominations during the conference,
and we'll have vote at the end of the 7/27-29 conference at
The Coordinating committee member will
choose to facilitates the following working groups: Student/Youth,
Labor, Direct Action, Day Labors, Border, Events, Multi-Ethnic,
Community Work, Legislation, LGBT, Women, Detention &
Deportation, Education & Outreach and Interfaith. Anyone
who want to run the working groups are also welcome!
Anyone who are interested for nomination
please send e-mail to: info@ImmigrantSolidarity.org
National Immigrant Solidarity Network