Welcome.us Releases 3 New Celebrity PSAs and Highlights New Supporters, Partners and Proclamations of Immigrant Heritage Month

New celebrity PSAs released featuring Rocsi Diaz, David Blaine and Jeremy Irons and new Honorary Board Members, partners and state and city proclamations announced in support of Immigrant Heritage Month.

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Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 12, 2014

Today, Welcome.us is pleased to release three new celebrity PSAs in support of June’s Immigrant Heritage Month as well as announce a number of new supporters, partners and efforts around the country joining the growing momentum behind the month-long campaign.

The three PSAs feature the work of television personality Rocsi Diaz, magician David Blaine and actor Jeremy Irons, and collectively the spots highlight the importance of Immigrant Heritage Month and encourage people to get involved.

  •     “The Secrets of Strangers”, directed by Rocsi Diaz, brings together complete strangers to share a secret about their identity – being an undocumented immigrant.
  •     "The Magician", starring David Blaine, tells the story of how immigrant Max Malini won the hearts of an American President, kings and queens and everyday Americans through magic.
  •     "The Indomitable American Spirit", a 60-second spot narrated by actor Jeremy Irons, celebrates the journey that immigrants have made to the United States throughout history.

The PSAs are part of a series of events in June organized to mark the first-ever Immigrant Heritage Month. They add to the three other PSAs released at the start of the month, featuring Skylar Grey’s moving “Coming Home” spot honoring immigrants in the military and Sally Field’s inspirational short about the discoveries of astronomer Williamina Fleming. All of the PSAs are available for viewing and sharing on the Welcome.us YouTube page.

In addition to the PSAs, Welcome.us is also proud to announce new honorary board members and partners as well as a number of new states and cities that have issued proclamations declaring June as “Immigrant Heritage Month.”

PROCLAMATIONS

  •     The Mayor of Albuquerque, NM
  •     The City Council of Cincinnati, OH
  •     The City Council of Columbus, OH
  •     The Mayor of Columbus, OH
  •     The City Council of Dallas, TX
  •     The Mayor of Goshen, IN
  •     The City Council of Grove City, OH
  •     The City Council of Jefferson City, MO
  •     The Mayor of Lima, OH
  •     Miami-Dade County Office of the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners Miami, FL
  •     Governor Dayton of Minnesota
  •     The Mayor of Nashville, TN
  •     The New York State Senate
  •     The Mayor of Noblesville, IN
  •     Governor McCrory of North Carolina
  •     Governor Chafee of Rhode Island

NEW Honorary Board Members

  •     Joely Fisher, actor
  •     Hari Kondabolu, comedian-writer
  •     Jason Mraz, musician
  •     Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation
  •     Paul Wesley, actor
  •     The Honorable Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton, OH

NEW Partners

  •     1871
  •     Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ)
  •     Alliance of Filipinos for Immigrant Rights and Empowerment
  •     Arctic Circle Finns
  •     Assembly of Turkish American Associations
  •     Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition
  •     Avinde
  •     Bay Area Council
  •     BEHUM
  •     The Black Institute
  •     Boston New Tech
  •     Boston University Center for the Study of Europe
  •     Brooklyn Public Library
  •     Capital Factory
  •     Catapult
  •     Center for Middle Eastern Studies at University of Texas at Austin
  •     Cisneros Center for New Americans
  •     Citizenshipworks
  •     Civitas Learning
  •     Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
  •     ConnectionsSF
  •     E4FC
  •     EdTech Austin
  •     The Expat Woman
  •     Filipino American Lawyers' Association of Chicago
  •     Germany in NYC
  •     Global Jewish Advocacy
  •     Greater Boston Citizen Initiative (GBCI)
  •     Greenwings Biomedical
  •     Global Cleveland
  •     Green Card Voices
  •     Grind (New York and Chicago)
  •     Hack for LA
  •     Highline Residential
  •     ICM Partners
  •     Industrious
  •     InSITE
  •     International Rescue Committee of Northern California
  •     Kalayaan SF 2014
  •     Korean American League for Action
  •     The LAB Miami
  •     Launch DFW
  •     MassChallenge
  •     Meal Sharing
  •     Media Kix
  •     MOMA (The Museum of Modern Art)
  •     National Filipino American Lawyers' Association
  •     New Jersey Immigrant Entrepreneur Awards
  •     New York Italians
  •     NGIN Workplace
  •     ParLevel Systems
  •     The Philadelphia Museum of Art
  •     PICO California
  •     Refugee Council USA
  •     Russianmix
  •     Russian-Speaking Community of Manhattan and The Bronx
  •     Saber es Poder
  •     Social Justice Collaborative
  •     The Starter League
  •     The Starter School
  •     Strong Ventures
  •     USC Viterbi Startup Garage
  •     Voxy
  •     Welcoming Michigan
  •     Whisper App
  •     Women's Community Center of Central Texas

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ABOUT WELCOME.us

Welcome.us, a new non-profit organization, is dedicated to celebrating a United States that is fueled by immigrants from around the world. Led by Tolu Olubunmi, an immigrant and DREAMer, the organization is focused on launching the Welcome.us campaign and establishing Immigrant Heritage Month to honor the ways in which America and the immigrants who have built our country are linked in a shared, productive history. Welcome.us is supported by FWD.us, which was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Marissa Mayer, Reid Hoffman, Bill Gates, Padmasree Warrior, and other tech leaders. Learn more about the campaign and Immigrant Heritage Month by visiting Welcome.us.


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