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Keeping Families Together Activities and Rallies

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Past Keeping Families Together Actions

Gustavo Torres, director of Casa in Action, center, and others chant during a rally in front of the White House on November 8, 2012. They called on President Barack Obama to fulfill his promise of passing comprehensive immigration reform.

**White House rally will take place in Lafayette Square, after the results of the presidential race are announced.
**Baltimore: Arcos Restaurant, 129 S. Broadway Street, Baltimore; 8 p.m. start.
**Langley Park, MD: CASA Multicultural Center, 8151 15th Ave., Langley Park; 8 p.m. start.
Contact: Natali Fani-González, 202-787-1813, Natali@MateaGroup.com

CHICAGO RALLY, Organized by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights:
**March starts at 8 p.m. from the Chinese American Service League, 2141 S. Tan Court; marchers will end at McCormick Place, 2333 S. King Drive, where President Obama plans to be on Election night. Rally will continue there.
Contact: Monica Trevino, 312-344-2239, mtrevino@icirr.org

BOSTON RALLY, Organized by the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition:
**Immigrants will gather at 8 p.m. outside the Boston Convention Center, where Mitt Romney will be on Election night.
Contact: Laura Garcia, 410-404-6921, lgarcia@miracoalition.org

LOS ANGELES RALLY, Organized by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles:
**Election viewing party at CHIRLA’s headquarters, 2533 W. 3rd St.
Contact: Jorge-Mario Cabrera, 562-243-5559, jmcabrera@chirla.org

PHOENIX RALLY, Organized by Promise Arizona in Action:
**Rally and watch party at the Rosson House Museum, 115 N. 6th Street, 8:20 p.m.
Contact: Shu Ohno, 202-738-0225, shu@promiseazaction.org

DENVER RALLY, Organized by the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition
**Rally and Election night celebration. Community leaders and volunteers will be on hand to provide interviews; 8 pm, Sheraton Downtown Denver, 1550 Court Place.
Contact: Julien Ross, 720-290-1125

CAUSA’s press conference, calling on President Obama to pass immigration reform.

OREGON RALLY, Organized by CAUSA Oregon:
**CAUSA Oregon, Radio Movimiento and Voz Hispanic hold an election night rally; 5 p.m., PCUN Union Hall, 300 Young Street, Woodburn, Oregon.
Contact: Ramon Ramirez, 503-982-0243, ext. 18.

IN FRONT OF WHITE HOUSE, organized by CASA de Maryland
**Wednesday, Nov. 7: Rally to celebrate victory, call for immediate action on immigration reform; 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Natali Fani-González, 202-787-1813, Natali@MateaGroup.com

CHICAGO: Press Conference organized by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)
**Wednesday, Nov. 7: Press conference with Congressman Luis Gutierrez; 11:00 a.m. Central Time, ICIRR office, 55 East Jackson, 20th floor, Chicago, IL
Contact: Monica Trevino, mtrevino@icirr.org 312-344-2239


Organized by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA):
**Wednesday, Nov. 7: Telethon to urge President Obama to move on immigration reform, CHIRLA Headquarters, 2533 W. 3rdStreet, Suite 101, Los Angeles.

**Thursday, Nov. 8th: Press conference to highlight immigrant and Latino voter turnout with families of mixed immigration status from Ethiopia, Guatemala, Peru, Mexico, China and the Philippines; 10:00 am Pacific time; Los Angeles City Hall, south lawn steps facing First Street); 200 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles
Contact: J

orge-Mario Cabrera, jmcabrera@chirla.org  (562) 243-5559

WASHINGTON STATE: rallies and vigils organized by OneAmerica:
**Thursday, Nov. 8: Rallies and vigils to be held at the following cities:
Seattle:  Seattle Central Community College, Broadway & Pike, Noon Pacific time.
Vancouver: St. John Catholic Church, 8701 NE 119th St., 7 pm Pacific time.
Yakima: St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 5 S. Naches Ave. 98901, 6 pm Pacific time.
Contact: David Ayala-Zamora, david@weareoneamerica.org206-452-8412

PORTLAND, OREGON, news conference organized by CAUSA Oregon:
**Wednesday, Nov. 7: Press briefing to unveil a 2013 Immigration Reform Agenda and an analysis of the outcome of the 2012 election and the impact on the Latino Community. Briefing will include testimonies from members of the Latino Community impacted by the inaction of the US Congress on issues affecting Latino and Immigrant families; 10 am Pacific time, LeftBank Project, 240 N Broadway, Portland.
Contact: Ramon Ramirez, 855-884-2287

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK PRESS CONFERENCE: Organized by Make the Road New York and NYIC
**Joint press conference to lift up stories and talk about the Latino/immigrant vote. Following will be a tour of all NYC congressional offices for the campaign Family Unity and to make immigration a priority.
Contact: Daniel Coates, Daniel.coates@maketheroadny.org 718-418-7690 

Participants at CHIRLA’s Los Angeles Press Conference.

**Thursday, Nov. 8: Press conference with DACA applicants; Noon Pacific time; PLAN Reno office, 821 Riverside Drive, Reno.
Contact: Mario DelaRosa, mdelarosa@planevada.org 775-348-7557

MICHIGAN events, Organized by the Alliance for Immigrant Rights
**Wednesday, Nov. 7: Detroit Vigil for Families Separated by Deportation; 10 am Central Time, ICE Headquarters, Rosa Parks Federal Building, 333 Mt. Ellliott, Detroit.

**Wednesday, Nov. 7: Kalamazoo press conference; immigrant families demand Rep. Fred Upton hear their stories: 1:30 p.m. Central time; in front of Upton’s office, 157 South Kalamazoo Mall.

**Wednesday, Nov. 7: Kalamazoo vigil for families separated by deportation; 6 p.m. Central time, in front of Upton’s office, 157 South Kalamazoo Mall.

**Friday, Nov. 9: Lansing Rally: Let DREAMERS Drive, no ICE at our Schools: Noon Central time; East steps of the Capitol, 100 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.
Contact: Ryan Bates, 248-787-6767

NORTH CAROLINA News conference, Organized by the Latin American Coalition
**Wednesday, Nov. 7: News conference with immigrant families and groups; 10 am; Packard Place, 222 S. Church St., Charlotte.
Contact: 704-531-3848

IDAHO News conference, Organized by the Idaho Community Action Network
**Wednesday, Nov. 7: News conference to discuss Immigration issues; Noon; 750 W. Bannock St., Boise.
Contact: Fernando Mejia, Fernando@idahocan.org

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