For Planning Purposes: Monday, April 11, 2016
Contact: Carlos Vogel, 202-239-2133, firstname.lastname@example.org
APRIL 18, MONDAY
Rally at Supreme Court at 9:00AM
20+ Echo Actions
FIRM Leaders and Supporters Rally for DAPA and DACA+ at Supreme Court and Across 20+ Cities
WASHINGTON, DC – On Monday, April 18, the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), along with thousands of families and advocates will gather at the U.S. Supreme Court to show their support for President Obama’s immigration executive action. The Court will be hearing oral argument on the deferred action initiatives, DAPA and expanded DACA.
Members of Congress, elected officials, and community, civil rights and labor leaders will join families eligible for deferred action and thousands more to send a strong message in defense of the president’s immigration action.
As leaders and supporters call on the justices to lift the block against the initiatives at the steps of the Supreme Court, more than twenty cities will be holding actions to echo their call and urge elected leaders to champion these lawful immigration programs.
WHAT: The Fair Immigration reform Movement “Fight for Families” Rally at the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the president’s immigration initiatives; echo actions...
For Immediate Release: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Contact: Carlos Vogel, (202) 239-2133, email@example.com; Donna De La Cruz, (202) 339-9331, firstname.lastname@example.org
Millions Have Been Committed to Register and Mobilize Voters
(WASHINGTON) —The Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) announced today it is part of a powerful coalition aimed at registering and mobilizing millions of immigrant voters, particularly in the key states of Colorado, Nevada and Florida.
FIRM, with its member organizations the Center for Community Change Action (CCCAction), Florida Immigrant Action Committee, Colorado People’s Action, CIRC Action Fund and PLAN Action Nevada, are joining with America’s Voice and the Latino Victory Project to launch the multi-million dollar “Families Fighting Back” campaign, which officially launched today with commitments of millions to fund the effort.
The coalition will work at the national level and in the three states with local partners to not only register and mobilize voters, but to define candidates by their positions on immigration and make sure voters know who stands with immigrants and who stands against them.
“The extremely hateful and dangerous rhetoric coming from some Republican presidential candidates has raised the stakes this election and the immigrant rights movement is once again rising to the call to defeat any candidate who embraces...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
CONTACT: Carlos Vogel, (202) 239-2133, email@example.com
(WASHINGTON)–The following statement is from Sulma Arias, spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) in response to the results of Super Tuesday primaries.
“In the face of Donald Trump’s victories tonight, our movement stands united and pledges to lock arms with every person in America who believes America is better than this. We harken back to the most important line of a song which once helped bring this country together to end segregation: We Are Not Afraid.
“Trump’s extraordinary bombast throughout the campaign, including calling some Mexican immigrants rapists, urging a ban on Muslims entering the country, calling for the massive deportation of 11 million hardworking immigrants, repealing DACA, ending birthright citizenship, and most recently refusing to disavow the support of David Duke–a white supremacist who once led the Ku Klux Klan–is inspiring immigrant voters, Latinos, African-Americans and justice loving allies in every corner to rise to the challenge of this debate.
“Many in the GOP establishment were squealing in the last days at the prospect of Donald Trump as their nominee. But they have none to blame but themselves. They could have stood up with courage to the worst elements of their base and...