Thank you so much for sharing my concerns about Alabama's HB 56 immigration law and the hateful rhetoric spurred by my speaking out on this important issue. As a business owner, the law's impact on Alabama's economy deeply concerns me and I am equally concerned about the well-being of my Latino employees and their families. I have been overwhelmed by emails and phone calls from around the world--a strong testament of people's willingness to stand up to intolerance.
I encourage you to take a stand against this law by donating to an organization I strongly support in our community -- the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (!HICA¡). !HICA¡ is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the social, civic and economic integration of Hispanic families and individuals in Alabama. !HICA¡ engages and empowers Alabama's Hispanic community and its numerous cultures as an economic and civic integrator, social-resource connector, and statewide educator. !HICA¡ is the only Latino community based organization in Alabama and therefore is on the front lines of the struggle against HB56. Please consider making a donation to this incredible organization to further their work at this challenging time: http://www.hispanicinterest.org/