Help Defend the Rights of New Americans, Join Justice for New Americans!
- Help Defend the Rights of New Americans
January 15, 2005 8:10:27 AM PST
JUSTICE FOR NEW AMERICANS
SEEKING VOLUNTEER BOARD MEMBERS
Justice for New Americans (J4NA) was formerly known as WenHoLee.org.
New Americans is anyone, regardless race, culture, religion or
countries of origin and their American born children who continue to
be treated as if they are "foreigners" no matter how Americanized they
are. It was started in 1999 from the home of our founder Cecilia Lee
Our most notable accomplishments are our success in conducting
advocacy and public relations campaigns on behalf of
Taiwanese-American scientist Dr. Wen Ho Lee working at Los Alamos
National Laboratory and Chaplain James Yee working at Guantanamo Bay.
Both men were released from jail. Dr. Wen Ho Lee was freed with a
public apology from Judge James Parker. Chaplain James Yee was
released with all charges dropped.
After 9/11, Muslims, Arabs and South Asians have been and continue to
be automatically judged as "terrorists" or "enemy combatants." They
are harassed, detained, deported, and some have been and continue to
be under secret arrest.
About the Board of Directors
As a working board, the J4NA Board serves as both the volunteer body
and governing body of the organization. We currently operate on
volunteer time and contributions from individual donors. We meet once
a month to discuss organizational development, program direction, and
individual cases that J4NA is involved with. Board members are
expected to volunteer on assignments between each board meeting.
Board Member Job Description
Justice for New Americans is seeking Board Members dedicated and
passionate about working to ensure the civil and legal rights of New
Americans. Board terms are for a period of two years.
We are looking for individuals who understand civil and legal rights,
advocacy, community organizing, immigrant rights, legal issues,
fundraising, organizational development, and/or diverse communities.
Responsibilities of Board Members include:
- attend one Board meeting each month, 2 hours
- volunteer on J4NA projects each month, 4 hours
- make a financial commitment to the best of your ability and
participate in fundraising activities
TO APPLY OR FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE CONTACT:
Justice for New Americans
URL: _www.j4na.org_ (http://www.j4na.org)
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