Angelica Salas, the Executive Director of CHIRLA and a leading FIRM partner, is going to go hungry this week. Starting tomorrow, she and fellow immigrant rights activists will fast for immigrant rights.
On October 15th, over 100 people will begin one of the largest hunger strikes in American history to call on Latinos, immigrants, and people of conscience–the Immigrant Rights Movement–to rise out of our fear and vote for change. “The Fast for our Future” will be based in a permanent encampment at La Placita Olvera, the historic heart of Los Angeles, and will continue until at least 1 million people have signed this Pledge.
This event is aimed to raise awareness of immigrant rights and for the pro-immigrant vote in the upcoming elections.
During this election season, it is absolutely vital that we turn out the immigrant vote and encourage everyone to vote FOR migrant rights.
Through our shared sacrifice and commitment we will renew our movement and inspire an historic mobilization of Latino, immigrant, and pro-immigrant rights voters. We must remember the I.C.E. raids, those detained and deported, the families torn apart, the dreams deferred. We must remember the marches, the walkouts, the boycotts, and the promise we made: “Hoy Marchamos, Manana Votamos.” Yesterday we marched for our rights, today we vote.
Click here to sign the pledge.
Also, in the spirit of civic engagement, this Thursday FIRM partner NAKASEC (the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium) will be hosting the Korean American Community Candidates Forum.
Come and meet candidates running for a public office in your district!
Voice issues that matter to you, your family and your community!
Let your future elected officials know that you’ll work with them to improve our lives!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Field Middle School Auditorium, 2055 Landwehr Rd., Northbrook, IL