Help Patrick Get to United We Dream Congress
My name is Patrick M. Fierro and I was raised in El Paso, TX. Growing up, my family was always aware of the police and immigration. We lived in fear of them because my father was undocumented. Unfortunately, our biggest fear became a reality when my father was arrested, over criminalized, and given a harsh sentence to set an example because of his immigration status. He was detained for several years and eventually deported. Our family was torn apart.
Without my father, we fell on difficult financial times. Both my mother and I had to hold two jobs in order to make ends meet. We found it difficult to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and life events knowing that my father could not celebrate with us. Sadly, all too many people have similar experiences.I am working with activist all over the country to change that.
This is why I want to be active in the immigrant rights movement and to help GetEQUAL, a national LGBT social justice organization, to fight with my LGBT brothers and sisters living in fear of deportation.
Help me get to The United We Dream Congress 2014 in Phoenix on February 21- February 23. I’ll be able to learn new skills and strategies from more experienced activists and organizers to use in my community. I’m trying to raise $160 to pay for my flight, anything you can give will help get me closer to going. Can you help me get there by donating what you can? Just click the “donate” button below. Thank you so much in advance!
Patrick M. Fierro