**The We Are All Immigrants Challenge is seeking individuals, organizations or companies that will pledge to make a financial contribution to the International Rescue Committee or ACLU for every photograph posted. If you or your organization is interested in supporting this effort, please write to us at email@example.com. Any level of contribution is welcome.**
- Take a photograph of yourself holding a sign listing one or more countries or regions from which you or your family/ancestors emigrated (whether voluntarily or as slaves).
- Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or post it to Instagram with the hashtag #weareallimmigrants .
- Send a Tweet to your representatives and an email to your Senators urging them to oppose the ban. (Email form courtesy of ACLU)
- Spread the word by sharing your photo on social media and challenging friends and family to participate. (If you click on your photo on the site, you will see a “share” button.)
Make a donation to an organization fighting to help refugees (or pledge to make a donation for every photo posted to our gallery).
The IRC is highly vetted and efficient, with more than 90 cents of every dollar going directly to its programs. NYT columnist Nick Kristof calls the IRC “the gold standard of aid groups working with refugees.”
From its website: “Please give to our emergency appeal now to help ensure IRC can continue to provide refugees of all faiths and nationalities with critical resettlement assistance. Your gift will help us provide refugee families in the U.S. with housing, cultural orientation, health care, education, employment, and other services that help them rebuild their lives. All funds raised in excess of our $5 million emergency appeal goal will support the IRC’s programs around the world.”
The ACLU has already filed multiple lawsuits challenging Trump’s executive order in court as violating the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the U.S. Constitution, and is continuing to work on behalf of all immigrants, citizens and refugees affected by the order.