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LIFT the BAR Act Support Letter

Jun 01, 2022


More than 750 organizations representing every state in the country sent this letter urging congressional leadership to take action on the LIFT the BAR Act during Immigrant Heritage Month.


National Organizations

1,000 Days

ACA Consumer Advocacy

Academic Pediatric Association

Advocates for Youth

Advocating Opportunity

African Communities Together

AIDS Alliance for Women, Infants, Children, Youth & Families

Alianza Americas

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas

All* Above All Action Fund

Alliance for Immigrant Survivors

America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Voice

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Association of People with Disabilities

American College of Nurse-Midwives

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

American College of Physicians

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

American Friends Service Committee

American Lung Association

American Muslim Health Professionals

American Pediatric Society

American Psychological Association

American Public Health Association

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL)


Association for Community Affiliated Plans

Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairs

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Bend the Arc: Jewish Action

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

Border Network for Human Rights

Bread for the World

Catholic Health Association of the U.S.

Center for Constitutional Rights

Center for Law and Social Policy

Center for LGBTQ Economic Advancement & Research (CLEAR)

Center for Medicare Advocacy

Center for Science in the Public Interest

Center for Survivor Agency & Justice

Center for the Study of Social Policy

Children’s Defense Fund

Children’s Health Fund

Children’s HealthWatch

Church World Service

Coalition on Human Needs

CommonSpirit Health


Community Catalyst

Community Change Action

Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, U.S. Provinces

Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)

Disciples Refugee & Immigration Ministries

Educare Learning Network

Empowering Pacific islander Communities

Epilepsy Foundation

Faith in Action

Faith in Public Life

Families Belong Together

Families for Freedom

Families USA

Family Equality

Family Voices

Farmworker Justice

Feeding America

FIRM Action

First Focus Campaign for Children

Food Research & Action Center

Franciscan Action Network

Freedom Network USA

Friends Committee on National Legislation

General Board of Church and Society for the United Methodist Church

GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality

Guttmacher Institute

Hanan Refugees Relief Group

Hep B United

Hepatitis B Foundation

Hispanic Community Services, Inc.

Hispanic Federation

HIV Medicine Association

Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, USA-JPIC


Immigrant Legal Resource Center

Immigration Hub

Immigration Research Initiative

In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda


Ipas Partners for Reproductive Justice

Japanese American Citizens League

Jetpac Resource Center

Jobs With Justice

Just Neighbors Ministry

Justice for Migrant Women

Justice in Aging

Justice in Motion

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Little Lobbyists

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger

Medicare Rights Center

Mi Familia Vota



NARAL Pro-Choice America


National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd

National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF)

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

National Association of Social Workers

National Center for Children in Poverty

National Center for Law and Economic Justice

National Center for Lesbian Rights

National Center for Parent Leadership, Advocacy, and Community Empowerment

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD)

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

National Consumers League

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans

National Council of Jewish Women

National Council on Independent Living

National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)

National Domestic Violence Hotline

National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Education Association

National Employment Law Project

National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association

National Family Support Network

National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)

National Health Law Program

National Hispanic Medical Association

National Homelessness Law Center

National Housing Law Project

National Immigrant Justice Center

National Immigration Law Center

National Justice for Our Neighbors

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice

National Low Income Housing Coalition

National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC)

National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights

National Organization of API Ending Sexual Violence

National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR)

National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA)

National Partnership for Women & Families

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

National Rural Social Work Caucus

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable

National WIC Association

National Women’s Law Center

National Working Positive Coalition

Network Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies

Northeastern University School of Law Immigrant Justice Clinic

Pacific Island Health Officers’ Association

Partnership for America’s Children

Pediatric Policy Council

Physicians for Reproductive Health

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Poligon Education Fund

Positive Women’s Network-USA

Power to Decide

Prevention Institute

Provincial Council Clerics of St. Viator

Public Advocacy for Kids (PAK)



Revolutionary Love Project

Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Shriver Center on Poverty Law

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Justice Team

Slow Food USA

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Society for Pediatric Research


South Asian Public Health Association (SAPHA)

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center

SPLC Action Fund

Start Early

Student Clinic for Immigrant Justice, Inc.

Tahirih Justice Center

The AIDS Institute

The Arc of the United States

The Forum for Youth Investment

The Gerontological Society of America

The Workers Circle

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)

UndocuBlack Network



Union for Reform Judaism

Unitarian Universalist Refugee & Immigrant Services & Education

Unitarian Universalists for Social Justice

United Farm Workers

United Parent Leaders Action Network (UPLAN)

United We Dream Network

URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity


World Education Services

World Institute on Disability

Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights



¡HICA! Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama

Adelante Alabama Worker Center

Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice

Alabama Arise

Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice

Alabama Food Bank Association

Alabama Institute for Social Justice

Faith in Action Alabama

Feeding Alabama

Hispanic Outreach Leadership and Action


Alaska Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics


Arizona Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander for Equity (AZ AANHPI for Equity)

Arizona Center for Economic Progress

Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Asian Pacific Community in Action

Children's Action Alliance

Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

Island Liaison, Inc.

William E. Morris Institute for Justice


Arkansas Coalition of Marshallese

Arkansas Immigrant Defense

Marshallese Educational Initiative


ACCESS Reproductive Justice

AltaMed Health Services

Altura Centers for Health

American Academy of Pediatrics

– Orange County Chapter

American Academy of Pediatrics California Chapter 2

APLA Health

Asian Law Alliance

Asian Resources, Inc

Buen Vecino

California Association of Food Banks

California Center for Rural Policy

California Chapter 1, American Academy of Pediatrics

California Immigrant Policy Center

California Pan

-Ethnic Health Network

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

California Primary Care Association

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation

California WIC Association

Californians Together

Center for Asian Americans in Action

Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative

Centro Laboral de Graton

Chinese for Affirmative Action


Clinica Monsenor Oscar A. Romero

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County

County Welfare Directors Association of California

CRLA Foundation

East Bay Sanctuary Covenant

Equality California

Feeding San Diego

FIND Food Bank

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano

Food Share of Ventura County

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Futures Without Violence


Health Access California


Immigrant Defense Advocates

Indivisible Ventura

Inner City Law Center

Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Kheir Clinic

L.A. Care Health Plan

LA Best Babies Network


La Raza Centro Legal, San Francisco


Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Maternal and Child Health Access

Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project

Nourish California

Oasis Legal Services

One Step A La Vez

Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore

Pacific Asian Counseling Services

Parent Engagement Academy


Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

San Diego Hunger Coalition

San Francisco AIDS Foundation

San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium

San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

San Joaquin College of Law- New American Legal Clinic

Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County

Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Second Harvest of the Greater Valley

Services, Immigrant Rights and Education Network (SIREN)

South Asian Network

The Children's Partnership

UpValley Family Centers of Napa County

Ventura County Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CA)

Vital Immigrant Defense Advocacy and Services (VIDAS)


American Academy of Pediatrics, Colorado Chapter

American Friends Service Committee, Colorado

Center for Health Progress

Colorado Center on Law and Policy

Colorado Children’s Campaign

Colorado Consumer Health Initiative

Colorado Fiscal Institute

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition

Colorado Latino Leadership Advocacy and Research Organization

Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR)

Engaged Latino Parents Advancing Students Outcomes (ELPASO)


Hunger Free Colorado

Jewish Family Service or Colorado

Metro Caring

Prairie Family Center

ProgressNow Colorado

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network

Rosa Belongs Here Committee

The Colorado Blueprint to End Hunger

Violence Free Colorado


Connecticut Shoreline Indivisible

Connecticut Students for a Dream

End Hunger Connecticut!

Greater Hartford Legal Aid

Make the Road Connecticut

Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut



District of Columbia


Casa Ruby

Central American Resource Center

La Clínica del Pueblo

The Platform of Hope


Broward for Progress

Faith in Florida

Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Florida Council of Churches

Florida Health Justice Project

Hispanic Services Council, Inc.

Hispanic Unity of Florida, Inc.

Jewish Community Relations Council of Broward County, Florida


Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN)

Georgia Chapter – AAP

Georgians for a Healthy Future

Latino Community Fund INC

SisterLove Inc.


American Academy of Pediatrics, Hawaii Chapter

Comunidad Latina de Hawaii

Hawai‘i Coalition for Immigrant Rights

Hawaii Children’s Action Network Speaks!

Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center

Hep Free Hawaii

Maui County Immigrant Services Division

Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.

Pacific Gateway Center

The Legal Clinic, Hawai‘i affiliate of JFON

We Are Oceania


United Vision for Idaho


ACA Consumer Advocacy

Access Living

AIDS Foundation Chicago

American Muslim Health Professionals

4Arab American Family Services

Asian Health Coalition | Center for Asian Health Equity

Beyond Hunger

Brighton Park Neighborhood Council

Champaign County Health Care Consumers

Children's Home & Aid

Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)


Conscience Community Network

Cook County Health

Enlace Chicago

Erie Family Health

EverThrive Illinois

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Hanul Family Alliance

Hattie B Williams Food Pantry

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group

Healthy Illinois Campaign

Heartland Health Centers

Hispanic American Community Education and Services

Housing Action Illinois

Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)

Illinois Collaboration on Youth

Indo-American Center

Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants

Latino Policy Forum

Legal Action Chicago

Legal Aid Society

Legal Council for Health Justice

Logan Square Neighborhood Association

Mano a Mano Family Resource Center

New American Welcome Center at the University YMCA


Refugee Action Network

scaleLIT (formerly Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition)

Shriver Center on Poverty Law

Southwest Organizing Project

Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project

The Resurrection Project

The Southwest Collective

United African Organization

YWCA of the University of Illinois


AAUW Indianapolis

Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana, Inc.

Feeding Indiana's Hungry

Immigrant Welcome Center

Indiana Justice Project

Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council

Indianapolis Urban League

Indy Hunger Network

Marion County WIC

MCCOY (Marion County Commission on Youth, Inc.)

Mother Hubbard's Cupboard

Pack Away Hunger

Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Indianapolis

Tri-State Food Bank, Inc.



Immigrant Allies of Marshalltown

Iowa Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Iowa Migrant Movement for Justice (Iowa MMJ)

Korean-American Society of Iowa

Monsoon Asians & Pacific Islanders in Solidarity


El Centro Inc

Kansas Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics


CRCKY (Community Response Coalition of Kentucky)

Kentucky Chapter of the AAP

Kentucky Equal Justice Center

Kentucky Voices for Health

Maxwell Street Legal Clinic


Louisiana Budget Project

Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom

Louisiana Progress

Tulane Immigrant Rights Clinic


Cambodian Community Association of Maine

Cross Cultural Community Services

Hope Acts

Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project

In Her Presence

Ladder to the Moon Network

Maine Business Immigration Coalition

Maine Center for Economic Policy

Maine Children's Alliance

Maine Equal Justice

Maine Immigrants Rights Coalition

Maine Parent Advocacy Network

Maine Parent Federation

Maine People’s Alliance

Maine State Parent Ambassadors

Mainers for Accountable Leadership

New Mainers Resource Center, Portland Adult Education

Preble Street

Rwandese Community Association of Maine


Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative, Inc.

Montgomery County Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, Inc.

Public Justice Center


The Parents’ Place of MD


Action for Boston Community Development Inc. (ABCD)

Boston Medical Center

Central West Justice Center

Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts

Community Action Agency of Somerville, Inc.

Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals

Dana-Farber Cancer Institue

Disability Policy Consortium

Elizabeth Freeman Center, Inc.

Family and Community Resources, Inc.

Greater Boston Legal Services


Health Care For All

Health Law Advocates

Immigrants’ Assistance Center, Inc. (IAC)

Immigration Legal Assistance Program, Ascentria Care Alliance

Jane Doe Inc. (MA Coalition Against SA and DV)

Jewish Family & Children's Service

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute


New Hope Inc

Project Bread

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Inc.

Roxbury Stone House

The Greater Boston Food Bank

The Right to Immigration Institute

Western Mass Jewish Activists for Immigration Justice


Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services

Michigan Disability Rights Coalition

Michigan Immigrant Rights Center

Michigan League for Public Policy

Parents for Healthy Homes


Washtenaw Health Plan


Hunger Solutions Minnesota

Minnesota Chapter – American Academy of Pediatrics

Second Harvest Heartland

SEIU Healthcare Minnesota

The Advocates for Human Rights

West Central Initiative


Mississippi Center for Justice

Mississippi Health Advocacy Program


Bilingual International Assistant Services

Immigrant Home English Learning Program

Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America(IFCLA)

Missouri Health Care for All


Montana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics


Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim

Nebraska Appleseed


Children’s Advocacy Alliance

Make the Road Nevada

Nevada Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Silver State Equality

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Legal Assistance

NH Hunger Solutions

New Jersey

Association for Special Children & Families

Family Based Services Association of NJ

Family Voices NJ

Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation (GNEC)

Latino Action Network Foundation

Make the Road NJ

New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice

New Jersey Citizen Action

New Jersey Policy Perspective

Our Revolution Trenton Mercer

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network

New Mexico

Centro Savila

Enlace Comunitario

New Mexico Asian Family Center

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

New York

African Services Committee

American Academy of Pediatrics, New York Chapter 2

American Academy of Pediatrics, New York Chapter 3

Apicha Community Health Center

Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC, Inc.

Caribbean Equality Project

Center for Independence of the Disabled, NY

Center for Popular Democracy

Chinese Progressive Association


-American Planning Council (CPC)

Coalition for Asian American Children and Families

Community Health Care Association of NYS

Empire Justice Center

Feeding New York State

Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Garra (Cidadão Global)

Her Justice, Inc.

Hunger Solutions New York

Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, inc.

LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Long Island Immigration Clinic, Sisters of St. Joseph

Make the Road New York

Metro New York Health Care for All

Mobilization for Justice, Inc.

New York Immigration Coalition

New York Justice for Our Neighbors, Inc.

Sakhi for South Asian Women

Sapna NYC

Saratoga Immigration Coalition

SEPA Mujer Inc.

South Asian Council for Social Services

Strycker’s Bay Neighborhood Council

Treatment Action Group

North Carolina

Carolina Jews for Justice

Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy

Disability Rights North Carolina

Hispanic Liaison / El Vínculo Hispano

NC Child

NC Pediatric Society

North Carolina Budget & Tax Center

North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence

North Carolina Council of Churches

North Carolina Justice Center

Pisgah Legal Services

Student Action with Farmworkers

North Dakota

Global Friends Coalition

Global Neighbors

New American Consortium for Wellness and Empowerment


Asian Services in Action (ASIA)

Columbus Mennonite Church

Miami Valley Immigration Coalition

Ohio Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Ohio Domestic Violence Network


Oklahoma Micronesian Coalition

Oklahoma Policy Institute

Restore Hope Ministries, Inc.


Central City Concern

Oregon Center for Public Policy

Oregon Food Bank

Oregon Pediatric Society

Our Children Oregon

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon

SNAP Training and Employment Program

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center


1Hood Power


Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh (BCAP)

Casa San Jose

Coalition of African Communities - Philadelphia

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) Pennsylvania

Homeless Advocacy Project

Immigrant Rights Action

Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD)

Pathways to Housing PA

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Pennsylvania Council of Churches

Pennsylvania Health Law Project

Pennsylvania WIC Association

Southwest CDC

Rhode Island

Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance

Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

The Economic Progress Institute

The Immigrant Coalition of Rhode Island

The Womxn Project

United Way of Rhode Island

South Carolina

Alianza Latina

Latino Communications

Lowcountry Immigration Coalition

South Carolina Appleeseed Legal Justice Center

South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

South Dakota

Caminando Juntos - Presentation Sisters Hispanic Ministry

South Dakota Voices for Justice


Action by Christians Against Torture

Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition

Tennessee Justice Center


Austin Region Justice for Our Neighbors

Children At Risk


Equal Justice Center

Every Texan

Feeding Texas

Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative

Jane’s Due Process

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas

Justice for Our Neighbors El Paso

La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE)

Migrant Center for Human Rights

National Association of Social Workers - Texas Chapter

Proyecto Azteca

RITA-Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance

Texans Care for Children

Texas Impact

Texas Pediatric Society

Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry

The Good Life Outcomes Program, at Change Happens! (Houston, TX)


Westside Unitarian Universalist Church

Woori Juntos

Youth Rise Texas


Crossroads Urban Center

Early Childhood Alliance

Utahns Against Hunger

Voices for Utah Children


American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter

Hunger Free Vermont

Public Assets Institute

Vermont Legal Aid


Central Americans for Empowerment at UVA (CAFÉ at UVA)

Legal Aid Justice Center

The National Korean American Service and Education Consortium – Virginia (NAKASEC VA)

Virginia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations

Virginia Hunger Solutions

Virginia Organizing


Anti-Hunger & Nutrition Coalition


Asian Counseling and Referral Service

Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) Seattle Chapter, AFL-CIO

Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Washington

Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Pierce County

Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Spokane

Asian Pacific Islander Coalition-Yakima

Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC)

Colectiva Legal del Pueblo

Columbia Legal Services

Community Health Network of Washington

Community Health Plan of Washington

East King County APIC

Eastside For All

Economic Opportunity Institute

Entre Hermanos

Faith Action Network

Feeding Washington

Food Lifeline

Health Care Is a Human Right WA

IAWW - Indian American Community Services

International Community Health Services

Khmer Community of Seattle-King County

Latino Community Fund of Washington State

North Helpline

Northwest Harvest

Northwest Health Law Advocates

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Nutrition First



PSARA (Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action)

Puget Sound Educational Service District

Refugee & Immigrant services NW

Refugee Women's Alliance

Seattle Educare

Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness

Snohomish APIC

Spokane Immigrant Rights Coalition

Statewide Poverty Action Network

Strengthening Sanctuary Alliance

United Way of King County

Washington Association for Community Health

Washington Community Action Network

Washington Food Coalition

Washington Healthcare Access Alliance

Washington State Budget & Policy Center

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Washington State Community Action Partnership

Washington State Parent Ambassadors

West Virginia

National Association of Social Workers – West Virginia Chapter

Rise Up WV

West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy

West Virginians for Affordable Health Care

WV Citizen Action Group


Citizen Action of Wisconsin

Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin

Feeding Wisconsin

Kids Forward


Wisconsin Council of Churches

Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice

Worker Justice Wisconsin


American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming