For Planning Purposes: Wednesday, January, 13, 2016
Contact: Carlos Vogel, 202-239-2133, email@example.com
Leaders to Urge the Court to Take DACA & DAPA
(WASHINGTON) —Immigrant rights, civil rights and faith leaders, and families and children will hold a breakfast dialogue followed by a march, rally, press conference, and vigil in front of the Supreme Court on Friday, Jan. 15th, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Friday is also the day the Supreme Court is expected to consider whether it will take up the case regarding President Obama’s executive order to expand DACA and implement DAPA.
The breakfast, march, rally, and vigil concludes a national week of action, aimed at bringing together immigrant families, organizations, allies and supporters across the country to show the national significance of this case and urging the Supreme Court to take up the case and give relief to millions of immigrant families.
Friday’s rally and vigil in front of the Supreme Court also serves as a reminder to all lawmakers to see that anti-immigrant policies have real effects on millions of families who have sacrificed so much to make better lives for themselves in their beloved adopted country of America.
Breakfast Dialogue, March, Rally, Press Conference, and Vigil Details:
WHO: Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)
Kica Matos, Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice at the Center for
Community Change and Spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement
Wade Henderson, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and
Judith Browne-Dianis, Co-Director, The Advancement Project
Arlene Holt Baker, Retired Executive Vice-President AFL-CIO Executive Council
Maria Rodriguez, Executive Director, Florida Immigrant Rights Coalition
Petra Falcon, Executive Director, Promise Arizona.
Gustavo Andrade, Executive Director, Movement of Immigrants in America
Rev. Aundreia Alexander, Esq. Associate General Secretary for Justice and
Peace, National Council of Churches of Christ, USA
Alida Garcia, Director of Coalitions & Policy, FWD.us
WHAT: Movement Breakfast Dialogue, March, Rally, Press Conference, and Vigil to
highlight the importance of SCOTUS to hear and take DAPA & DACA+ case.
WHEN: Friday, January 15, 2016.
Breakfast Dialogue at 9:00 a.m. ET.
March and Rally at 10:30 a.m. ET. (The march will begin at the Lutheran Church
and end at the Supreme Court).
Press Conference at 11:00 a.m. ET.
Vigil to commence immediately after the press conference
WHERE: Breakfast will take place at the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, 212 E.
Capitol St. Washington, D.C. 20003. After the breakfast, participants will march
to the Supreme Court.
Press Conference at the U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First Street, NE. Washington,