Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition (LBIRC) is a grassroots network of community organizations and individuals working for just immigration policies and practices that respect human rights and the dignity of immigrants, through education, services, and advocacy. The work and coalition have grown over the years.
The Coalition began small with all volunteers but now has an office and paid staff, dynamic young adult immigrant leadership, and is recognized and respected as an important force for inclusion and social justice in Long Beach.
The Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition (LBIRC) was founded in 2006 by two members of our church after millions of immigrants joined together in protests for comprehensive immigration reform in cities around the country, including Los Angeles. There was a large need for services directed to immigrants in Long Beach.
Today LBIRC works on the local, state, and national level to bring about more just immigration policies. Please check out their Web site to learn more about their current campaigns. For more information, click here: LBIRC website. The special collection takes place on the second Sunday of September, but you can support LBIRC until the last Sunday of the month, by mail, text, or online.
If by mail, note “Special Collection” on your check in the memo. Make your check out to UUCLB and send it to UUCLB, 5450 E. Atherton St., Long Beach, CA 90808.
If texting, using Text-to-Give, text the words “21 Special Collection” and the amount to 833-931-1845. To give $20, for example, text “21 Special Collection $20.” To cover any convenience fees for the church, you can add the word “cover” (so “21 Special Collection $20 cover”) or simply text “Cover fees on” to cover fees on all text gifts.
For online giving go to uuclb.org/give.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.