ICYMI: Americans Show Love for Immigrants on Valentine’s Day With National #ToImmigrantsWithLove Campaign

Earlier this week, “I Am An Immigrant” relaunched #ToImmigrantsWithLove, a national digital letter-writing and photo-sharing campaign where Americans across the country show support for immigrant communities. The campaign saw an outpouring of support in person and online from government officials, community organizations, nonprofits, and Americans across the country.

In just 24 hours, the #ToImmigrantsWithLove hashtag generated nearly 2,500,000 impressions on Twitter, with allies writing thousands of letters of support to immigrants living in the United States.

Photos courtesy of Amanda Saviñón

Americans showed their appreciation for immigrants at letter-writing events from coast to coast. In New York City, “I Am An Immigrant” hosted a pop-up in Times Square where hundreds of people mailed postcards to immigrants they love. The event was held as part of the Times Square Alliance’s Love in Times Square celebration. More than a dozen colleges and universities — including Brown University, Rutgers University Newark and Pomona College — participated by holding tabling events on campus.
Community members also turned out in large numbers at pop-up events in Denver, Chicago and Atlanta. In Denver, Lieutenant Governor Donna Lynne and Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives Crisanta Duran joined “I Am An Immigrant” to honor the many contributions of immigrants to the social and economic fabric of the state. In Atlanta, more than 60 community members came to the state Capitol building to write messages of love and reflect on their immigrant backgrounds, including George State Representatives Pedro Marin, Bee Nguyen, Brenda Lopez and Sam Park. In the midwest, dozens of Chicagoans wrote postcards of love to the immigrants in their lives while sampling unicorn champagne and cupcakes.
Photos courtesy of Amanda Saviñón

The #ToImmigrantsWithLove campaign asks allies to lift up positive stories of immigration in America, and reaffirm the importance of immigrants and their many contributions to the social and economic fabric of our nation. Millions of individuals have enriched the United States with their vibrancy and strength. This campaign honors each of our families’ sacrifices, struggles, and successes, because America’s strength is reflected in our diversity built over generations.
For more information, follow us on social media using the hashtag #ToImmigrantsWithLove, or visit www.ToImmigrantsWithLove.com.


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