Logo for the Stop State Bill 145 letter writing event, presented by Trey Roberts.

SB-145 is an anti-immigrant bill that would violate one's privacy rights and open the door for the state police to act as immigration officials. It would also take away funding for any local government that is violating immigration laws (sanctuary cities). Sanctuary cities are illegal in North Carolina, which means that any anonymous tip (which we will be allowed to do under this new bill) will be investigated with the waste of NC tax paying dollars. This is only part of the new proposed bill that will set out to create a blanket of fear in the undocumented community. 

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On February 8th, Trey RobertsEl Pueblo, Inc.ACLU of North Carolina,andTIPS- This Is Proper Service will partner up on a city wide letter writing event. The event will take place over the course of one day with rotating schedules amongst local businesses in the downtown area. The concept is that for the day, our volunteers will shift amongst downtown's blossoming local businesses and set of letter writing stations for people to visit and write a letter to their representatives regarding SB-145.

The list of businesses and times TBA.

From the Event Page's description, courtesy of Tuesdays With Tillis:

The federal government has shut down because Trump ended DACA and now most Democrats and some Republicans refuse to vote for a budget which does not renew DACA. This is not a partisan issue. 80% of Americans want it to be renewed. Republicans (and Trump) are characterizing the DREAMers as "illegal immigrants" and are blaming the shutdown on the Democrats even though there is a bipartisan solution that McConnell refuses to bring to the floor. 
DACA is the great moral issue of our time. Last Tuesday, we were once again deeply moved by the young DREAMERS who came to speak and march and sing with us. We want to continue to mobilize support for a clean Dream act and let Senator Tillis know how much we care about this. There is urgency now because 122 young people every day lose their citizenship protection which means they lose their ability to work or plan for their future. Meanwhile, over 350 of them serve in the armed forces. Please join us and stand with these beautiful young people who are our future. If you can't join us this week, come any week, same time and same place, to let Senator Tillis know that his votes in the Senate do not represent you.
"#cleandreamactnow #heretostay




From Tuesdays With Tillis: 

"Senator Tillis seems to have moved away from his commitment to a bipartisan bill, and the president's position is incomprehensible.  Meanwhile, 122 young people lose their citizenship protection every single day which means they can no longer work, go to school, or plan for their future.  Similarly, protection has been taken away from immigrants from Haiti and El Salvador, not to mention the obscene Muslim ban.  We will gather to stand up for our vision of America, which is a nation of immigrants, and demand a Clean Dream Act now."


Group of protesters in downtown Raleigh, standing up in support for a Clean DREAM Act.

On September 5th, the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Undocumented Arrivals program, or DACA, with intentions of differing it and the future of its recipients to Congress. As of December, youth across the country are beginning to lose their legal protections under DACA, as well as TPS (Temporary Protected Status), both of which allowed them to work, live and go to school in the U.S.

As a response to this decision and the inability of Congress to provide a solution, El Pueblo’s Youth Council is leading an action to demonstrate the “death” of their dreams and aspirations. Youth ages 13-21 will be dressed in funeral attire, lighting candles and setting off balloons in solidarity with the thousands of youth who have already lost their protections under DACA and TPS.

We are calling for our elected representatives to do the right thing by passing a clean DREAM Act so that our youth and young adults can continue to pursue their futures without fear of being separated from loved ones.



Elections are happening across Wake County!  Early Voting will be held from October 19th-November 4th. If you are a US citizen that will turn 18 by Election Day, you can still register during Early Voting and vote on the same day! We urge all of our readers who are eligible to register and vote by Election Day on November 7th. If you have any questions or concerns about voting or encounter any challenges when you go to vote, we’ve got your back! Just call 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682) and bilingual volunteers from our partners the NALEO Educational Fund will be available to answer your questions in English and in Spanish.


Early Voting: October 19th-November 4th

Election Day: Tuesday, November 7th

Voter Protection Hotline: 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (1-888-839-8682)

Information about Voting (English):

Information about Voting (Spanish): 



Election day for Municipal Elections across Wake County is October 10th.  Visit to find your voting location, check your registration, as well as nonpartisan voter guides with features on every candidate running for office in the city of Raleigh.  Polls close at 7pm, so get out and VOTE!


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a kind of administrative relief from deportation. The purpose of DACA is to protect eligible immigrant youth who came to the United States when they were children from deportation. DACA gives young undocumented immigrants: 1) protection from deportation, and 2) a work permit. 

Recently, Donald Trump rescinded this program protecting its recipients by no longer processing applications, leaving it's fate to Congress to devise a plan in six months for the remainder of existing applicants. DACA recipients are your friends, your classmates, your neighbors, and your co-workers.

Please join us for an afternoon of performances standing in solidarity with those affected by DACA. All proceeds will benefit local youth programs at El Pueblo, Inc..

With performances by:

2:30 - 3:00 Blursome
3:15 - 3:45 Fruit Snack
4:00 - 4:30 Jooselord Magnus
4:45 - 5:15 Sand Pact
5:30 - 6:00 Pie Face Girls
6:15 - 6:45 Absent Lovers 
7:00 - 7:30 Zensofly
7:45 - 8:15 Slime

This is an event for ages 18+ // No memberships will be required.

DOORS @ 2 -- minimum $5 donation


This month we are partnering with the Youth Organizing Institute to screen “13th”, directed by Ava DuVernay, on Friday, August 18th. The film explores the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States. Slavery has been perpetuated in practices since the end of the American Civil War through criminalizing behavior and enabling police to arrest poor freedmen and force them to work for the state under convict leasing; suppression of African Americans by disenfranchisement, lynchings and Jim Crow; the war on drugs and, by the late 20th century, mass incarceration of people of color in the United States. The film examines the prison-industrial complex and the emerging detention-industrial complex, demonstrating how much money is being made by corporations from such incarceration. You can see the trailer here. It will be an intergenerational event. We will provide popcorn and water. Folks can bring their own snacks for themselves or to share. We will have Spanish subtitles available. We will provide child care (if needed, letting us know at least one week in advance. The movie will be screened at El Pueblo, 2321 Crabtree Blvd, Ste 105, Ralieigh, NC 27604, from 5:30-8:00 pm. For more information or to request childcare (please request one week in advance), contact Michelle via email or call her at 919-835-1525 ext. 113.

Click here to visit the FB event!

We had several anti-immigrant bills this year, a couple of “decent” ones, but what really happened during this year’s long session? Driving Permits? In-State Tuition?

Join us at El Pueblo on Saturday, July 29 @ 9:30 for a debrief session. We will discuss the implications of these bills and how we can be better prepared for next year’s session.

We will provide child care, lunch, and lots of information!



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