THURSDAYS FOR JUSTICE SERIES
Solidarity Not Charity: Meet Immigrant Rights Action Doylestown
September 19, 2021, 7 PM ET
Jenny Isaacs, Director, Immigrant Rights Action
Immigrant Rights Action/Grupo de Acción is a Doylestown-based community organization documenting local ICE activity and offering immediate support to our neighbors threatened with detention and deportation, including attorney referrals and financial support for legal immigration
cases. Over 30 volunteers have provided hundreds of accompaniments to ICE supervision check-
ins and immigration court hearings in Philadelphia and to district and county criminal proceedings, as well as transportation to local medical and school appointments. IRAGdA members regularly engage in legislative and policy advocacy, meeting with municipal, state, and federal representatives to seek assurance that the constitutional and human rights of all Bucks County residents are consistently upheld.
Jenny Isaacs has worn a lot of weird hats prior to organizing Immigrant Rights Action in March 2017 and
stepping into the (volunteer) role of Executive Director. She was the founder-director of 2 non-profits: Secret Garden Montessori (a thriving childcare, pre-school & kindergarten in Frenchtown NJ) and Bucks County Renewables (which sought to jump-start systematic training in electric vehicle technology in area technical high schools and community colleges by offering the first 3 EV conversion workshops held on the East Coast). Prior to that Jenny was a breastfeeding and homebirth advocate (La Leche League Leader and teacher of childbirth preparation classes), and before that an educator (teacher & administrator at Friends Select School in Philadelphia).
She is a member of Doylestown Friends (Quaker) Meeting, an experienced grassroots political organizer with the Green Party of Pennsylvania and the 2016 Bernie Sanders campaign, and a 4- time first runner up in the Bucks County Poet Laureate competition. She has been married for over 30 years to the first person she spoke to on her first day of college, and she has three daughters.