ACTION: Join the Reform Not Raids National Summit

From our friends at the We are America Coalition: Somos America/We Are America Coalition cordially invites you to join national and local leaders and activists for the Reform Not Raids National Summit convening in Phoenix on Friday and Saturday March 27th and 28th, 2009.

Tickets are selling fast!! Don't miss out on a great line of National and Local Speakers!!

When: Friday and Saturday - March 27th and 28th, 2009

Where: First Institutional Baptist Church, 1141 E. Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ  85034

Cost: $95 registration fee includes materials, breakfast, and lunch for both days

Registration Closes March 20th, 2009

To register go

For more information call (602) 677-5670

Keep reading for a full list of the event's discussions and leaders.

Discussions will cover:

  • How raids affect the business community, workers and families
  • What to expect from the Obama Administration
  • What you can do to lobby for a moratorium on the failed 287(g) program that authorizes local law enforcement to enforce immigration laws

Complete List of Speakers:

  • The Honorable David Lujan, Arizona House Democratic Leader
  • The Honorable Mary Rose Wilcox, Maricopa County Supervisor
  • The Honorable Phil Gordon, Mayor of Phoenix
  • The Honorable Michael Nowakowski, City of Phoenix Council District 7
  • The Honorable Alfredo Gutierrez, former Arizona Senator
  • Aarti Shahani, co-author of Justice Strategies' nationally acclaimed study, "Local Democracy on ICE," on the failures and abuses of 287(g) agreements
  • Adam Luna, Political Director, America's Voice
  • Alessandra Soler Meetze, ACLU of Arizona
  • Carlos Garcia, Lead Organizer Macehualli Day Labor Center
  • Chris Newman, Legal Director of National Day Laborers Organizing Network
  • Clarissa Martinez de Castro, National Council of La Raza
  • Danny Ortega, Los Abogados and Summit Chair
  • Eliseo Medina, Executive Vice President SEIU
  • Esther Lopez, Director of Civil Rights and Community Action for UFCW
  • Gening Liao, Assistant General Counsel, United Food and Commercial Workers
  • Héctor Yturralde, President Somos America/We Are America Coalition
  • Jason LeVecke, CEO of Carl's Jr.
  • Jennifer Allen, Executive Director, Border Action Network
  • Jennifer Piper, American Friends Service Committee
  • Joe Sigg, Arizona Farm Bureau
  • Keenan Strand, President, Northeast Phoenix Neighborhood Business Alliance
  • Kristina Campbell, Attorney with MALDEF
  • Lydia Guzman, Somos America and Respect/Respeto
  • Maria Elena Hincapie, Executive Director National Immigration Law Center
  • Raquel Teran, Maricopa Citizens for Safety and Accountability
  • Salvador Ongaro, President of Los Abogados
  • Stan Chavira, United Food and Commercial Workers Local 99
  • Tamar Jacoby, President and CEO, Immigration Works USA