FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2017
Fourth Annual Immigrant Heritage Month Gains Momentum Around the Country As Celebrations Head to Los Angeles
New “I Stand With Immigrants” campaign makes its way to Los Angeles following kick-off events in New York City
WASHINGTON, DC — Immigrant Heritage Month is officially underway, and “I Am An Immigrant” is engaging with thousands of people across the country to celebrate and lift up the critical contributions of immigrants in our communities. Celebrations kicked off in New York City at the beginning of the month, and now, the campaign is making its way to Los Angeles to host a pop-up experience, which will bring together artists and entertainers, elected officials and community leaders for a weekend of comedy, film screenings, celebrity interviews, spoken word readings and other interactive events.
Several famous faces — including Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights, Charlie’s Angels), Matt McGorry (Orange Is The New Black), Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries), Aja Naomi King (How To Get Away With Murder), and Jack Falahee (How To Get Away With Murder) — will also participate in a photo shoot in support of immigrants across the country.
Since June 1, more than 21,000 people have participated in the conversation on Twitter using Immigrant Heritage Month hashtags (#IAmAnImmigrant, #IStandWithImmigrants, #IHM2017 and #ImmigrantHeritageMonth), resulting in over 258 million impressions on social media.
To learn more about other Immigrant Heritage Month events taking place in your community, visit www.IAmAnImmigrant.com.
Join America Ferrera, George Takei, and More to say #IStandWithImmigrants
I Am An Immigrant: NYC Pop Up (15 sec)
I Am An Immigrant NYC Pop Up (6 sec)
See photos from the NYC Pop-Up Events
In the News:
TribTalk – Why I Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month (Opinion Piece)
My Statesman – Workshop to show how allies can empower immigrant community
Huffington Post – Defining, Documenting, And Recognizing Filipino America
Huffington Post – I Am An Immigrant: Trail of Terror, Part 2
Wicked Local Needham – Immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas to speak in Needha
Alleywatch – June is Immigrant Heritage Month and Here’s What You Need to Know
On Social Media:
George Takei – 10.3 million likes (Facebook)
It was an honor to participate in this important piece.
via I Am An Immigrant
Congressman Jim Langevin – 6K likes (Facebook)
This June is #ImmigrantHeritageMonth, a time to celebrate our shared diversity and honor the many immigrants who have contributed to our nation’s rich and vibrant culture.
Representative Jeff Denham – 16.4followers (Twitter)
June is #ImmigrantHeritageMonth. Immigration is not a partisan issue. It is an American issue. My story starts here.
Representative Linda Sanchez – 22K followers (Twitter)
I’m a proud daughter of immigrants. Their hard work sent all 7 kids to college and 2 daughters to Congress. #IStandWithImmigrants
Representative Ruben J. Kihuen – 6.9K followers (Twitter)
Great to be back in Nevada to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month with friends & constituents. :flag-us: #IHM2017 #IStandWithImmigrants #NV04
Representative Ted Lieu – 34.5K followers (Twitter)
This #ImmigrantHeritageMonth, let’s take time to appreciate diversity as a source of our nation’s strength and future. Happy #IHM2017!
Representative Jacky Rosen – 1.9K followers (Twitter)
America is hope. America is liberty. America is opportunity. America embraces diversity. #IStandWithImmigrants #ImmigrantHeritageMonth
ABOUT “I AM AN IMMIGRANT”
“I Am An Immigrant” is part of Welcome.us, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that coordinates Immigrant Heritage Month every June. Started in 2014, Immigrant Heritage Month honors the countless contributions made by immigrants to our communities, our economy, our culture, and our collective American identity. “I Am An Immigrant” is an ongoing public awareness campaign to encourage Americans to share stories of their families’ immigrant heritage, and what it means to be an immigrant in America. Learn more about “I Am An Immigrant” and Immigrant Heritage Month by visiting IAmAnImmigrant.com.
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