Environmentalists Protest Anti-Immigrant Group "Progressives for Immigration Reform"

Rebecca Poswolsky Environmentalists and activists from around the nation participated last weekend in the 3rd annual Power Shift conference.  On the first day of Power Shift, Friday, April 15, a number of young activists stood outside Progressives for Immigration Reform’s (PFIR) office building with a banner that read, “Progressives for Immigration Reform does not stand for the environmental movement.” All of the protesters wore green t-shirts that read, “Real environmentalists stand with immigrants. The group of environmentalists was there to expose the connections between PFIR and anti-immigrant group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). The activists came to Power Shift in order to mitigate the affects of global warming though seeking alternatives including the new green economy, tackling social inequalities that spawn over-consumption and bringing coal power to a halt.  They also came out to voice their opinions about false solutions to climate change and expose groups like PFIR and FAIR that are using environmental concerns to push an anti-immigrant agenda. The founder of FAIR, John Tanton, his colleagues, advisory board members and staff members have a long history of supporting and working closely with well-known white nationalist leaders and organizations across the nation. Continue article here.]]>

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