Now IS the time 

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Last weekend, a draft of President Barack Obama's immigration reform bill was leaked. Since then, many members of Congress and citizens have had outspoken reactions to the proposed legislation. As CEO of Hot Bread Kitchen, an organization that serves immigrant communities, I admire President Obama's persistence in advocating for the rights of immigrants, particularly his idea of earned citizenship. Immigrants, and especially, immigrant women are the most vulnerable workers in the labor force. You can read more about how this proposed reform effects the population we serve and the work of Hot Bread Kitchen in my recent op-ed on Huffington Post

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If you agree with my position and the work we do, please consider donating to the JobRaising Challenge, an online fundraising competition that supports innovative employment solutions hosted by The Huffington Post, The Skoll Foundation and The McKinsey Group. Organizations who raise the most money through JobRaising before March 1st will receive additional donations of up to $150,000 from The Skoll Foundation. By making a contribution via the JobRaising Challenge you would not only be giving us a generous donation, but you would also help to increase our chances of winning significant funding. And if you really want to support us, please forward to your network!


Thank you,


Jessamyn W. Rodriguez

Founder and CEO

Hot Bread Kitchen


Hot Bread Kitchen is more than a bakery.
It's a non-profit business that enhances the future for immigrant women and preserves baking traditions.
We offer unique fresh breads baked with traditional recipes from around the world.
We make it a priority to use local and organic ingredients.

While bread sales support our training, we are a non-profit and depend on your donations to grow our intensive training program. Please consider making a donation!

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