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The movement to Drop the I-Word is attracting a broad-based coalition of endorsing organizations. And a growing number of media outlets have pledged to stop using the word "illegals" in their journalism. Get an organizational endorsement form in the Campaign Toolkit. Get the media pledge form in the Journalists/Media Resources.

Media Pledge Signers – Featured Outlets


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Organizational Endorsers – Featured

  • Alliance for a Just Society
  • Black Alliance for Just Immigration
  • Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Feministing
  • General Commission on Religion and Race of the United Methodist Church, GCORR
  • National Alliance of Latin American & Caribbean Communities, NALACC
  • National Association of Hispanic Journalists, NAHJ
  • National Day Laborer Organizing Network, NDLON
  • National Korean American Service & Education Consortium, NAKASEC
  • South Asian American Leaders for Tomorrow, SAALT
  • The Nation Institute

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Take the Pledge
Take the Pledge

I will not call any human being "illegal." The racially charged slur and related terms confuse the immigration debate, fuel violence and don't reflect my values. I join communities nationwide in challenging all media to do the same.

No le llamaré "ilegal" a ningún ser humano. Este insulto racial y palabras asociadas confunden el debate migratorio, emprenden la violencia y no reflejan mis principios. Me uno a comunidades al nivel nacional exigiéndole a los medios de comunicación que hagan igual.

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Llenar la forma de promesa

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More Accurate terms

The epithet “illegals” promotes a culture of intolerance and violence toward foreign nationals, undocumented immigrants, and people of color. Say these instead:

  • Undocumented immigrants
  • Unauthorized immigrants
  • NAFTA refugee
  • More in our toolkit

Términos Precisos

El epíteto "ilegales" promueve la cultura de la intolerancia y la violencia hacia los extranjeros, los migrantes indocumentados, y la gente de color. Hay otros términos que podemos usar, por ejemplo:por ejemplo:

  • Migrantes indocumentados
  • Migrantes no-autorizados
  • Refugiados por tratados de libre comercio
  • Vea más en el estuche de herramientas

Who’s Dropping It?

¿Quién esta dejando el epíteto?

  • Alternet
  • Feministing
  • Freespeech TV
  • GritTV
  • In These Times
  • LinkTV
  • Ms. Magazine
  • The Nation Institute
  • Uprising Radio

See the full list of media outlets and organizations that have pledged to stop the dehumanizing use of the word “illegal”.

Vea la lista completa de organizaciones y fuentes periodísticas que han prometido no usar la deshumanizante palabra “I”.