On September 28 and 29, a group of prominent women traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to investigate the effects of immigration enforcement, including Georgia's new law HB 87 and the federal "Secure Communities" program, on women, children and families. They were hosted by the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights.
The delegation, which includes women leaders from over two dozen national human rights organizations, traveled to Georgia as part of the growing national resistance to anti-immigrant laws. The delegation heard the real stories of the women and children affected by Georgia’s anti-immigrant bill (HB 87), a copycat legislation of Arizona’s controversial and costly SB1070.
The delegation issued a statement on their findings, and held a press conference in front of the State Capitol Building on Thursday, 9/29.
Full Delegation List
Katrina Anderson, Center for Reproductive Rights
Linda Burnham, NDWA
Wendy Cervantes, First Focus
Christiana Cummings, James Satterwhite Academy
Laura Flanders. GRITtv
Esmerelda Flores, Coalicion Pro Defensa del Migrante A.C.
Kim Gandy, Feminist Majority
Jacinta Gonzalez, New Orleans Center for Racial Justice
Margaret Huang, Rights Working Group
Deepa Iyer, South Asian Americans Leading Together
Pramila Jayapal, OneAmerica
Karen K. Karasaki, Asian American Justice Center
Premilla Nadasen, Queens College and CUNY Graduate Center
Darlene Nipper, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Mary Olivella, MomsRising
Delmy Palencia, Congress of Day Laborers
Maria Elena Perez, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and co-convener of the National Coalition for Immigrant Women's Rights
Ai-jen Poo, NDWA
Betty Garman Robinson
Mónica Leticia Oropeza Rodríguez, Albergue del Desierto
Sarah White. Mississippi Workers' Center for Human Rights
Tiffany Williams, Break the Chain
Miriam Yeung, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, and co-convener of the National Coalition for Immigrant Women's Rights