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National Immigrant Grassroots Organizations

Speak About Hopes for Change with the New


Immigrant rights groups announce mobilization to address raids and discuss power of immigrant vote


Who:         Jessica Alvarez, president, National Capitol Immigrant Coalition Representatives from the New York Immigrant Coalition, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, African Resource Center, Florida Immigrant Coalition and members of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) 


What:      Grassroots Immigration Leaders Discuss Election Impact and Make National Call to Action for Just and Humane Immigration Reform


When:       10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Where:      Zenger Room

                  National Press Club

                  529 14th Street, NW

                  Washington, DC


Why:   On November 11, immigrant rights organizations from across the country will gather in Washington, DC to announce the next steps in realizing just and humane immigration reform.


 The push for immigration reform remained a top concern for the immigrant rights community throughout the election, even as issues of the economy and our nation’s security dominated the presidential campaign.  The strength of our nation is directly linked to the solvency of our broken immigration system that has ripped families apart with unjust raids.


“Our voice was heard at the polls, and we will continue to make sure our voices are heard,” said Jessica Alvarez, president of the National Capitol Immigration Coalition. “We call on new Americans and our allies to join us in our commitment to work with the new administration to make campaign promises into reality and ensure that the beacon of hope and opportunity that is America shines bright within our borders for our hardworking immigrant families.”


Among the initiatives that will be announced on Tuesday is a mobilization in Washington, DC in January calling for a moratorium on harmful immigration raids and plans to push for just and humane immigration reform in the first year of the new administration.