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UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL INDIANA SIGNS INDIANA COMPACT

March 11, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  March 11, 2011

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                                    UNITED WAY OF CENTRAL INDIANA SIGNS INDIANA COMPACT

                                            'Common sense approach' appeals to volunteer leaders

INDIANAPOLIS – March 11, 2011...United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) today added its name to the list of  those supporting the Indiana Compact, a statement of principles for immigration policy reform.

Ellen K. Annala, UWCI's president and CEO, said the compact's "common sense approach to issues revolving around Indiana's dynamic and complex population" appealed to the organization's volunteer leaders.

Annala said United Way's executive committee voted to lend its name to the Compact  at a meeting yesterday. Among influences prompting the decision were " the increasing globalization of many of United Way's corporate supporters; its own values about diversity and diversity's role in helping shape strong communities; and its experience in responding to family needs."

The Indiana Compact advocates five principles should guide policy solutions around immigration reform:

    * federal solutions- urge Indiana's Congressional delegation to address this federal policy issue.
    * law enforcement- respect the rule of law and support law enforcement's professional discretion as they focus on criminal activities, not civil violations of federal code.
    * family integrity- oppose policies that unnecessarily separate families, as strong families are the foundation of successful communities.
    * economy - ensure that Indiana's immigration policies reaffirm our global reputation for being a welcoming and business-friendly state.
    * free society- adopt a humane approach to integrating immigrants into our communities.

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United Way of Central Indiana:Serving six Central Indiana counties, United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) helps sustain vital human services by working exclusively with proven human service agencies that direct life-changing opportunities. UWCI also helps reduce the needs of future generations by helping ensure that kids enter school ready to learn and graduate school ready to earn.

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