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Contact Your Legislators

Advocate for change in your community by calling your representatives, sending emails, sharing our campaigns, and learning more about the problems that our communities face.

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Get the Facts: Resource Sheets to Share

Looking for some resources to help get you started with advocacy? We've got you covered with these free toolkits and materials to share with your community both online and off.

Intro to U.S. Immigration

A brief guide to the U.S. immigration system, including different designations and processes, as presented by Ascentria's Immigration Legal Assistance Program.

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Transportation and Poverty

Access to reliable transportation has a direct impact on a person's upward mobility and economic progress. Transportation equity is critical! Learn more about how access to reliable, affordable transportation affects people in your state by clicking the link below.

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Food Insecurity and Transportation

Residents of lower-income neighborhoods in urban areas have to travel long distances to shop for healthy food. For residents who do not have access to a reliable car, they depend on walking, cabs, and transit for food shopping trips.

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Press Releases

Ascentria's advocacy team is working constantly to fight for, or against policies that directly impact our communities. Learn more about our ongoing work and the issues our communities face by reading the articles below.

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Our Turn: Let's Welcome All Refugees

There has been a groundswell of community support throughout New England to evacuate Afghan refugees and those granted Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) protection following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan.

We’re heartened by this support as we all see this tragedy playing out in real-time. Who among us didn’t feel the Afghans’ pain as we watched them clinging to the U.S. military transport plane trying to take off from Kabul Airport?
 

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New Hampshire Neglects its most Vulnerable

Two years ago my friend Paul Scott and I wrote an op-ed urging our legislators to invest in the Choices for Independence (CFI) waiver. Paul was one of thousands of medically vulnerable people in New Hampshire, ages 18 to over 100, who qualify for nursing homes but choose to remain in their own homes.

Paul suffered a catastrophic injury many years ago and it was through the CFI waiver that he was able to remain at home. Despite our plea, CFI is currently failing people like Paul.



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Our Turn: Welcoming Communities

In the middle of the worst pandemic in a century, communities around the country welcomed at least 70,000 Afghans to the United States.

Our organizations, Ascentria Care Alliance and the International Institute of New England (IINE), resettled more than 200 Afghans in the Granite State by the middle of February, nearly three times as many refugees as New Hampshire welcomed in all of last year.

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