April 08, 2020 12:45 PM

Arizona

ABOUT WE ARE AL AMERICA - ARIZONA COALITION

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.


COALITION GOALS

  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.

WHAT WE DO

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

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 


CURRENT CAMPAIGNS/EVENTS

Arizona Refugee Voter Mobilization Campaign 

The purpose of this campaign is to educate and uplift the voices of refugees on voter registration and to encourage refugees to be civically engaged in this election. As a disclaimer, this is a strictly NONPARTISAN voter education initiative.

In Arizona, a special election for the late John McCain’s former Senate seat will be highly contested in a state that saw 60,673 citizens naturalize from 2014 to 2018, with an overwhelming amount from Mexico, followed by Iraq. From 2014 to 2020, there are an expected 86,131 citizens who will have naturalized.

To get volunteer or get involved in the Arizona Refugee Voter Mobilization Campaign, click here

 


 

HOW TO GET INVOLVED 

  • Volunteer and help us organize .
  • Donate to the WAAA-AZ Coalition
  • Follow us on social media by clicking here 

 

 

 

 

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