b-the-change: Tune into the Colbert Report tonight in support of Jose Antonio Vargas’ petition to “Define American”
When the New York Times published Jose Antonio Vargas’s piece “My Life As an Undocumented Immigrant” it shed light on a huge issue. He decided to quit his job as a journalist, and took the risk of coming clean about his immigration status in his hope to launch “Define American” a campaign he hopes will strike up a nationwide conversations about our badly broken immigration system.
In these past two weeks, more than 85,000 people have signed Vargas’ online petition pledge to “Define American” on Change.org, 7,200 people have shared it on Facebook and there are over 1,775 comments! By signing the pledge, supporters have committed to becoming a part of this new conversation around immigration, and the campaign will be profiled tonight when Vargas appears on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report.
We ask you to b-the change, and sign this petition in support of a conversation about immigration.
Will you sign the pledge to stand with me — Jose Antonio Vargas — in saying that it’s time for a new national conversation on immigration? Define American. Pledge to ask questions, debate, listen, and learn. Sign the pledge to “Define American,” share it with everyone you know, and then leave us a comment about what you would do if you found out you were undocumented. I will bring your comments with me as I head to the next round of media interviews.
So, tune in tonight to The Colbert Report at 11:30 as Vargas profiles his powerful goal to “Define American!”
View and sign Jose Antonio Vargas’ petition here!
July 14, 2011 by Maya
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