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I Am An Immigrant graphicWashington D.C. – Business leaders, artists and entertainers, elected officials representing 32 states, and more than 250 companies and nonprofit partners (to date) are teaming up with “I Am An Immigrant” to honor Immigrant Heritage Month.

The nationwide effort to gather and share the inspirational stories of immigrants in America kicked off June 1 and runs through the end of the month.

Immigrant Heritage Month celebrates its fourth year in 2017 with a series of interactive events and more support than ever before, including from organizations such as Facebook, Verizon, Snapchat, Refinery29, MTV, HBO, Airbnb, Square Inc., Univision and Upworthy, among others.

These collaborations will bring the celebration of IHM to new audiences across a range of platforms, helping to engage more individuals and highlight more stories than ever before. Partners will support IHM 2017 efforts in a variety of ways, like sharing unique content and hosting IHM proclamation ceremonies.

Several partners are utilizing their unique platforms to amplify the message of IHM. For example, Snapchat curated a nationwide “I Am An Immigrant” story June 1.

“Immigrant Heritage Month is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate that immigration has always been an incredible source of strength and to celebrate our shared immigrant heritage,” said Facebook CEO and FWD.us founder Mark Zuckerberg. “The important contributions that immigrants have made and will continue to make are a foundation for our nation and strong communities.”

Artists and entertainers partnering with “I Am An Immigrant” to honor IHM 2017 include America Ferrera, George Takei, Uzo Aduba, Jason Sudeikis and Ilana Glazer.

IHM 2017 also features new merchandise, digital tools like a social media profile picture filter, and a series of pop-up shops and events held across the country from New York City to Los Angeles and San Francisco.

A full schedule of programming is available here on the newly redesigned website IAmAnImmigrant.com.

Also new to Immigrant Heritage Month this year is the “I Stand With Immigrants” campaign, an initiative that provides avenues for allies to stand in solidarity with their immigrant employees, colleagues, constituents, neighbors and friends.

“I Stand With Immigrants” asks Americans to take meaningful action in support of immigrants, to share stories of the crucial ways that diverse communities enrich our society, and to join a growing coalition across the country to proclaim proudly that they stand with immigrants.

“To compete and win in the digital economy, we need all players on the field,” said Lowell McAdam, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Verizon Communications Inc. “For the tech industry, that includes immigrants, whose skills and talents help keep Verizon – and America – on the leading edge of the internet revolution. The genius of America lies in the fact that we are a nation of immigrants bound together by national values of economic opportunity, rewarding hard work and providing access to education. That’s why we’re proud to join the “I Stand with Immigrants” campaign in recognizing the many contributions of immigrants.”

More than 70 governors, mayors, city council members and community leaders across the country have also issued proclamations officially declaring June Immigrant Heritage Month, including Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and Mayor Steve Hogan (Aurora, Colo.).

Other participants include U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (NY), Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.

“Since even before our nation’s founding, immigrants have played an important role in shaping our country’s economy, culture and society. From food and fashion to music and academia, immigrants from all walks of life have enriched and built American culture and helped us become the world’s most powerful economic engine,” said FWD.us President Todd Schulte. “Immigrant Heritage Month is a powerful reminder of how the United States’ shared immigrant heritage makes us stronger and more connected as a nation.”

About ‘I Am An Immigrant’
“I Am An Immigrant” is part of Welcome.us, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that coordinates Immigrant Heritage Month every June. Started in 2014, Immigrant Heritage Month honors the countless contributions made by immigrants to our communities, our economy, our culture, and our collective American identity. “I Am An Immigrant” is an ongoing public awareness campaign to encourage Americans to share stories of their families’ immigrant heritage, and what it means to be an immigrant in America. Learn more about “I Am An Immigrant” and Immigrant Heritage Month by visiting IAmAnImmigrant.com.

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