CASP salutes community support for asylum seekers, migrants, with potluck celebration

BRATTLEBORO — The Community Asylum Seekers Project (CASP) invites the community to a celebratory potluck and presentation on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Putney Friends Meeting House.

A federal judge recently blocked Title 42, a policy upheld by the Biden Administration, which CASP members say has had devastating effects for people trying to legally claim asylum in the United States. Now that it's currently blocked, attendees “will learn about what lies ahead in our fight to support families fleeing violence and poverty,” according to a news release.

CASP will also be sharing an update on the No Mas Polimigra campaign in Windham County and the fight to close harmful loopholes in the Fair and Impartial Policing Policy.

No Mas Polimigra is an ongoing statewide initiative led by Vermont farmworkers, which is at a critical juncture after the passing of three successful Town Meeting Day ballot initiatives in Windham County.

Supporters who donate between now and the event will be entered into raffles for local pottery and art, with names drawn during the event. All attendees will also be entered into the raffle, and several items will be for sale with 100% of proceeds going toward the mission of CASP to cultivate a supportive community for those seeking asylum in the U.S., offering basic needs and accompanying them on their journey toward building a life in this country.

After the presentation, attendees will be invited to celebrate this small win by sharing in a potluck of foods culturally significant to each person.

This event is free to the public, and registration is strongly suggested. Please register for the event at or by emailing [email protected].

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