Civic Engagement

ACER is empowering our community members to engage in civic participation. We encourage people to participate in the affairs of their local, state, and national governments in order to have their voices heard and needs met. We register voters, keep community members up to date on issues impacting their lives, and partner with community members and groups to advance causes that better the lives of our fellow residents.

Current Initiatives

Immigration Advocacy

For years, Congress has discussed the need for comprehensive immigration reform, yet there has been little progress in advancing legislation that would protect the millions of immigrants living in the United States without permanent residence or citizenship. Over the years some actions have been taken to alleviate the issue including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for refugees from certain countries, and the lesser-known Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) program that specifically protects Liberian, and now Venezuelan, refugees.

Find out more about ACER’s Immigration Advocacy:
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Brooklyn Center Opportunity Site

The Opportunity Site is an approximately 80-acre area west of Hwy 100 and east of Shingle Creek Parkway, between Bass Lake Road and Summit Drive. ACER Organizers have established a task force representing various stakeholders who live, work, or own businesses in Brooklyn Center. The task force will create a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), a binding agreement signed by the developers and the community. In creating the CBA, the goal is to ensure that this once-in-a-lifetime development will yield true benefits for current and future Brooklyn Center community members.

For more info about the Opportunity Site Contact Fadumo at Fmohamed@acerinc.org; 763-657-7711

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