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Wed, June 26th - ‘Keep Families Together’ Day of Action Webinar (against Trump Admin HUD eviction rules) with US Rep. Garcia (TX)

TO:  SNAP Coalition Members
FR:  Pat Baker

We know many of you work with the immigrant community.  See this FRAC alert below flagging an important webinar at 2 PM tomorrow, hosted by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the National Housing Law Project (NHLP). We urge you to tune in and take action steps to protect immigrant families.  This is one of many continuing assaults against our friends, neighbors and family members.
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From: Food Research & Action Center <>
Date: Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 5:15 PM
Subject: TOMORROW: ‘Keep Families Together’ Day of Action Webinar with Rep. Garcia
To: Pat Baker <>

From our Friends at the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the National Housing Law Project (NHLP):

Representative Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) will join advocates across the nation for a Keep Families Together Day of Action virtual kick-off webinar at 2:00 p.m. ET TOMORROW, June 26. NLIHC, the National Housing Law Project (NHLP), and others are calling for this day of action to oppose HUD’s cruel proposal to evict 25,000 mixed-status immigrant families – including 55,000 children who are U.S. citizens or have legal status.

Individuals and organizations are also invited to host comment parties to voice their opposition to HUD’s proposal by the July 9 deadline. Advocates have already submitted more than 7,700 comments, and we need your help to generate even more!

Register Now

Virtual Kick-Off Webinar
The virtual kick-off webinar with Representative Sylvia Garcia will share information you need to know to oppose this rule, spread the word, and make a difference. 

Speakers include:

  • Representative Sylvia Garcia (D-TX)
  • Noëlle Porter, National Housing Law Project
  • Emily Warren, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
  • Diane Yentel, National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • Sonya Acosta, National Low Income Housing Coalition

Despite claims from HUD Secretary Ben Carson and the Trump administration, current law, regulation, and practice already ensures that ineligible immigrants do not receive housing assistance. By HUD’s own admission, its “mixed-status” immigrant proposal would provide no benefit to families on housing waiting lists and could lead to the eviction of 55,000 American children and their families.
How You Can Take Action!
Register for the webinar today and host a comment party using the Comment Party Planning Toolkit.

Other materials – including a Myth vs. Fact fact sheet, a Spanish language commenting portal and fact sheet, a social media toolkit, and more – are available at the campaign website –


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