Help celebrate my birthday with a donation to PLAN!

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The following is an email from PLAN “office mom” Barbara Silva. For her birthday she wanted people to donate to her favorite social justice organization 🙂

My name is Bárbara Silva, but you can call me Barbs. I volunteer for PLAN, and some would say I’m the “office mom.”

Barbs and Astrid

I got involved with PLAN through my daughter Astrid who is the immigration organizer (I may be biased, but she is the best organizer they have). I like to bring the staff food, help them decorate the office for parties and events, and sometimes I have to scold them for working too much or not wearing a hat and gloves when it’s cold outside. 

PLAN welcomed me into their family and empowered me to use my voice as a Latina, a mother, and an immigrant to advocate for social justice. And for that, I am forever thankful.

Today is my 50th birthday. Can you donate $50 to PLAN so they can continue their great work?

I came to the United States more than 20 years ago with little education. I did not feel confident speaking out publicly about issues I cared for, and I didn’t think someone like me, an undocumented housewife, would be taken seriously. But PLAN showed me that everyone deserves fairness and justice, and our stories and our voices matter.

Barbs checks out her temporary tattoo at AMP

I am proud to be an immigrant, a Latina and a mom, but I’m also proud to be a PLANista. Help PLAN continue their work with Progressive activists with a generous donation of $50. PLAN has helped me in so many ways, and this is my way of giving back to them.


Barbs 🙂

PS: Is now not a good time to donate? You can drop by either PLAN office to volunteer or drop off a holiday treat for my hard-working kids!