BUSINESS LEADERS, ARTISTS, ELECTED OFFICIALS, AND ENTREPRENEURS BRING STAR POWER TO IMMIGRANT HERITAGE MONTH

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Verizon, Facebook, Square Inc., Refinery29, are among companies are honoring immigrants in new “I Stand With Immigrants” campaign. Business leaders, artists and entertainers, elected officials representing 32 states, and more than 250 companies and nonprofit partners (to date) are teaming up with “I Am An Immigrant” to honor Immigrant Heritage Month (IHM). Immigrant Heritage Month celebrates its fourth year in 2017 with a series of interactive events and more support than ever before, from organizations such as Verizon, Facebook, Snapchat, Refinery29, MTV, HBO, Airbnb, Square Inc., Univision, and Upworthy, among others. These collaborations will bring the celebration of IHM to new audiences across a range of platforms, helping to engage more individuals, and highlight more stories than ever before. Partners will support IHM 2017 efforts in a variety of ways, like sharing unique content and hosting IHM proclamation ceremonies. Several partners are utilizing their unique platforms to amplify the message of IHM. “To compete and win in the digital economy, we need all players on the field,” said Lowell McAdam, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Verizon Communications Inc. “For the tech industry, that includes immigrants, whose skills and talents help keep Verizon – and America – on the leading edge of the internet revolution.

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