Open Records Process: Effective Strategies for Community Organizers to Boost Immigration Advocacy

Community organizers are vital to ensuring that state and local officials prioritize community needs and create fair opportunities for all residents, including immigrants, to thrive. Whether you are working to ensure your public school system provides equal access to educational opportunities for immigrant children or looking to better understand how your local law enforcement resources are being used to assist federal immigration agents, your work is essential to ensuring government accountability and transparency.

This webinar will offer suggestions for how you can strengthen your advocacy efforts by using your states’ open records laws to access information on state and local government practices impacting your communities. Experts will discuss the types of records that can be helpful to organizers and how you can obtain them, and offer strategies for using the records to strengthen immigration advocacy.

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02:00 pm ~ 03:30 pm

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Guest Speaker

Lena Graber, Sr. Staff Attorney, ILRC • Ian Head, Sr. Legal Worker & Coordinator of Open Records Project, Center for Constitutional Rights • Raul A. Pinto, Senior Staff Attorney, North Carolina Justice Center • Claudia Valenzuela, FOIA Attorney, AIC


Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.