MIRA in the media
As the largest organization in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees, we serve as a key resource for journalists covering issues that affect the lives of Massachusetts’ one million foreign-born residents. We also seek to empower immigrants and their allies through media trainings and support with media outreach and overall communications.
Below is a selection of recent stories quoting MIRA staff or covering MIRA activities. For media requests for interviews with MIRA staff and/or background materials or suggested sources for a story, please contact our Director of Communications, Marion Davis, at mdavis[at]miracoalition.org, (617) 350-5480, x204, or if time-sensitive, on her cell: (781) 654-5160.
If you are an immigrant or ally looking to add your voice to the debate, here is some guidance on getting your writing into press outlets, to write an op-ed, or write a letter to the editor. Note that these materials are being updated.
A massive ICE raid in this town didn't stop undocumented labor — or illegal immigration
PRI’s The World, April 20, 2017
Immigration climate seen as threat to New England economy
State House News Service (in multiple publications), April 19, 2017
Syrian refugee details her harrowing trek to safety
The Patriot Ledger, April 13, 2017
MIRA Coalition draws hundreds to rally for safe communities
The Bay State Banner, April 12, 2017
Churches cannot provide legal sanctuary to immigrants, bishop says
The Christian Post, April 11, 2011
Our View: Clarity needed in immigration debate
SouthCoast Today, April 9, 2017
Hodgson, immigration advocates spar at UMass Law panel discussion
The Herald News, April 6, 2017
On Immigrants’ Day, advocates urge legislators to pass ‘sanctuary state’ bill
The Boston Globe, April 6, 2017
Immigrants Day held in Boston
NECN and NBC Boston, April 5, 2017
Heated rhetoric against President Donald Trump characterizes Statehouse immigrant lobby day
MassLive, April 5, 2017
Inmigrantes piden protección en su día
Telemundo, April 5, 2017
Writing an op-ed
Getting an op-ed published is a big deal. Op-eds are typically considered the second most influential items in a newspaper (after the official editorials). Each newspaper generally has its own policy for submission and publication. Be sure to examine the individual website before you get started.
Writing a letter to the editor
Letters to the editor are the most widely read section of most newspapers. Getting your opinion out there can help educate the public as well as influence Legislators. You can download our letter template to get started and for training purposes.