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May 1: Fast and May 1 rally in DC

Press Release: FAST and MAY DAY Rally in DC – Call for DC to be declared Sanctuary City

FOR IMMEDATE RELEASE!

CONTACTS:
Coco Magallanes
(202) 758 6012
coco@mexicosolidarity.org
 
Ricardo Juarez
(571) 288-9903
ricardo@mexicanossinfronteras.org
  
ENGLISH / SPANISH

RELEASE BY: THE D.C. COMMITTEE FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS, THE METRO D.C. INTERFAITH SANCTUARY NETWORK, MEXICANOS SIN FRONTERAS AND THE LATINO MEDIA COLLECTIVE.

In the past months ICE raids have initiated a persecution of the immigrant community throughout the United States. This has caused the separation of many families and has generated fear in the overall immigrant community.

In the meantime, dozens of organizations have decided to play the game of the political calendar. Contrary to this, the DC Committee for Immigrant Rights is fasting and marching along with the immigrant community to demand full legalization for all immigrants with justice and dignity! 

WE MUST RAISE OUR VOICES HERE IN THE CAPITAL OF EMPIRE TO BREAK THE SILENCE AND DENOUNCE THE PERSECUTION OF THE IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY!

A group of immigrants, representatives from religious organizations and pro-Immigrant organizations, will hold a FAST starting on Saturday April 28 at 11am. The Fast will take place in MOUNT PLEASANT, Washington, DC at the small park located in the center of a Latino neighborhood at the intersection of Lamont St NW and Mount Pleasant St NW.

The people who will initiate the fast are: Rev: Whit Hutchinson , Sonia Umanzur Sergio Contreras, Jose Sanches, Carlos Silva, Natalia fuentes, Macrina Cardenas, Lita Trejo, Rosa Lozano, Jose Sanchez, Mario Canek, Ryme Katkouda. Some others will join in the following days.

WE DEMAND:

Stop the raids and deportations!!!!

Legalization for all immigrants!!!!

We call upon the Mayor and city Council to declare the  District of Columbia a Sanctuary City for Immigrants.

The fast will lead to the Pro- immigrant Rights Rally that will take place on May 1^st at Meridian Hill Park (Malcom X Park), located at 16 St NW and Euclid St, in Washington DC at 4:00 PM. 

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