We Are All Immigrants

Including our elected representatives

Let's Remind Them

Whether your ancestors were the First Peoples who trekked over the Bering Strait, were brought forcibly by slave ship*, or arrived on the Mayflower–they got here. Whether they crossed the Atlantic on the SS Lombardia, or the Hamburg-Amerika Line or came from Asia on the Pacific Mail Steamship—they got here. Whether you just landed at JFK on Emirates Flight No. EK203, crossed our northern border from Canada, or came over our southern border from Latin America–you got here. Whether you or your family fled war, famine or genocide—or whether you emigrated for opportunity, education or love (lucky you!)—you got here. And since we’re all here, let’s shout out about our shared diversity as we embrace our newest Americans.

 

The Postcard Project

Let’s remind our elected representatives with a simple postcard, that their ancestors, too, were born in other countries. Here’s how, just follow the steps below.

 

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Upload a family photo. Don’t worry, no images are stored or shared on this site.

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Add a powerful message. Share your family’s coming-to-America story.

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Download the finished postcard to your desktop. Print and assemble.

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Address, stamp and mail your postcards to your representatives. Need addresses? Click here.

Click any image below to read an inspiring story.

“What it means to be an American is less about who you are than what you are about— how you live your life, how you contribute to this country, how you pledge allegiance to a flag hoping and praying it will make room for you. What it means to be an American is in the hearts of the people who, in their struggles and heartaches, in their joys and triumphs, fight for America and fight to be American every day.”
—Jose Antonio Vargas
(Founder and CEO of Define American)