ACT Language Access in the News

PBS NewsHour recently covered New York City's expanded translation of voter registration forms, and highlighted ACT's work on language access for New York's African communities: 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/new-york-city-voter-registration-languages/


TPS Extended!

Over the past months, ACT and our partners in the Coalition for TPS Renewal have waged a campaign to save Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

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Congressional Leaders Call on DHS to Renew TPS

On the eve of the deadline for Homeland Security to announce whether it will renew Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, 39 members of Congress sent a letter to Secretary Jeh Johnson asking him to extend the program.

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Language Access Helps Africans Vote!

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, New York City officials announced that voter registration forms will be translated into an additional five languages, including: Arabic, French, Haitian Creole, Russian, and Urdu.

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ACT Members Meet and Declare 6 Months is Not Enough!

On May 2, 2016 ACT members met to discuss immigration. The meeting opened with a discussion on Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which provides immigrants from countries affected by Ebola with the documentation to live and work in America.

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African Hair Braiders and the Fight for Immigration Reform

The connection between African hair braiders in NYC and ACT’s enduring struggle for immigration reform is stronger than ever!

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Supreme Court Will Hear Obama's Immigration Action in April

Today, the United States Supreme Court agreed to review President Obama's executive orders on immigration. The Court will decide in April whether millions of undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, or whose children are U.S. citizens and permanent residents, will receive working papers and protection from deportation.

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ACT Is Growing!

In two short years, ACT has tripled the size of its staff! In 2015, ACT welcomed Karina Edouard and Ojiugo Uzoma to its growing team. Read more about their experiences here! 

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A Lively Meeting About Good Jobs

Why are so many African immigrants working below their skill level? What do African immigrants need to know about their rights on the job? How can we help ourselves and our community get ahead? The topic at ACT’s August membership was jobs, and the conversation was lively.

 

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ACT Meetings: Now Bigger and Better!

On August 4, ACT members met at a new location for the first time. Monthly meetings will now take place at the Garden of Eden Associates Community Room, 2211 Frederick Douglass Blvd (entrance on 119th Street, across from Patisserie Les Ambassades). The new location is larger, with more room for our growing membership!

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