The Amp

January 8, 2020

Amplify Values In These Emerging Issues

Start 2020 with Optimism

We at The Opportunity Agenda believe that there are reasons to be optimistic about the new year. We regularly witness how creative, culturally intentional, and collaborative communication strategies, combined with values-based messaging can move hearts and minds. Read more here.

Celebrate Refugees as Legal Fight Goes to US District Court In Maryland


Last fall, President Trump issued an Executive Order requiring that state and local officials consent to allowing refugees to be resettled in their communities. To date, 41 governors from both parties have expressed support for continuing to welcome refugees. This week, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland will hear oral arguments in a lawsuit to protect the refugee program by contesting Trump’s order. Outside the courthouse before the hearing, refugees, religious leaders, and allies will celebrate the contributions of refugees and pray the court will protect our country’s policy of welcome. 

Reject Hikes to Immigration Fees


U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) recently proposed increasing most of their fees, including citizenship, DACA, and asylum applications. More than 30,000 people commented on the proposal, pointing out the financial barriers this will create for many immigrants and refugees. When talking about about the proposal, be sure to cite the values of Economic Security and Community. 

Upcoming Media Hooks & Events

Jan. 8 -16, 2020

Below is a list of this week's communication hooks as well as events that you can use to reach new audiences and inform existing ones. Click on each link for messaging tools and hashtags.

Events and Cultural Hooks:

Historical Anniversaries:

For a look further ahead, click here.

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