April 08, 2020 12:45 PM



The We Are All America- Arizona Coalition is a multi-sector statewide table, which leads refugee and asylee advocacy efforts in Arizona. The coalition spearheads local and state pro-refugee and aslyum policy initiatives and works towards empowering refugees/asylees to be civically engaged and become leaders in their communities. In alignment with national efforts, the coalition mobilizes and organizes community advocates and promotes collaborative efforts among partnering organizations.

Coalition members meet on the third Friday (1-2PM) of every month via teleconference. To become a member, please register HERE.


  1. To expand and strengthen a statewide Advocacy table for refugees, asylees, & asylum seekers.
  2. To organize and mobilize Arizona advocates and respond to local, state, and national actions.
  3. To grow support and build our base for Arizona’s refugees, asylees, and asylum seekers.
  4. Activate new refugee and migrant leaders by uplifting and empowering their voices.
  5. Encourage collaborative efforts among the refugee, immigrant communities, and other social justice groups.


ADVOCACY: The statewide Arizona Advocacy table for Refugees & Asylees meets on a monthly basis and helps support refugee/asylee campaign efforts, promotes positive change in shifting public perception towards refugees and asylees, and drives local and statewide policy change.

ORGANIZE AND MOBILIZE: We organize and mobilize Arizona communities in order to respond to local, state, and national actions. This includes faith groups, community activists, organizations, coalitions, and others in taking action at the grassroots to stand for welcome.

SUPPORT: We are strengthening our work by growing support and building our base for Arizona’s refugees and asylum seekers.

REFUGEE LEADERSHIP: We are continuously activating new refugee and migrant leaders by uplifting their voices and through leadership development training. This is accomplished through the deployment of the Phoenix Immigrant Leadership and Organizing Training (PILOT).

COLLABORATION: We support partnerships, collaborative efforts, and information sharing about news, events, and resources in the community. When organizations and refugee community leaders are well-informed and connected, they can better help refugee families become more stable and prosperous.



Steering Committee Members are committed to nurturing coordination, collaboration, and leading the We Are All America-Arizona Coalition. Steering Committee Members serve a variety of critical roles in supporting expansion of advocacy efforts for refugee, asylees, and asylum seekers in the state of Arizona 


For updates and upcoming events, follow our Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/waaaAZ







For more information, contact Arizona State Refugee Organizer, Nejra Sumic at nejra@partnershipfornewamericans.org or at (480) 744-3539.