I was hoping to have a chance to write before now, but I was with families from Beardstown, Greeley, New Bedford and other communities ripped apart by the raids for our children’s hearing this morning.
Here is our latest release on a response to the Kennedy/Bush Deal and I’ll have more information for you tonite- we are working hard to put together community education materials and we’ll get those out as soon as possible!
MEDIA ADVISORY Thursday May 17, 2007 Fair Immigration Reform MovementCenter for Community Change
Contact: Son Ah Yun,
Telephonic Press Conference: Holding FIRM to PrinciplesImmigrant Advocates Respond to Immigration Reform Compromise
What:Telephonic press conference with immigrant advocate leaders from across the
When:Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 1:30 pm. Eastern Standard Time How:Call toll free number:
Who: Fair Immigration Reform Movement Members from across the country including:Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change –
Noorani, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition –
Family impacted by
America’s broken immigration system
Rev. Sue Gaeta, Gamaliel Foundation – National Church-Based Organizing Group
Eun Sook Lee, National Korean American Service & Education Consortium
Gustavo Torres, National Capitol Immigrant Coalition –
What:In response to today’s noon announcement of a bi-partisan “grand compromise” bill on immigration reform among key Senators, immigrant advocacy leaders from across the country will gather at Center for Community Change in
Washington D.C. to participate in a telephonic press conference. The phone press conference will provide unique and convenient access for reporters to key immigrant advocates.
The Center for Community Change is a nonprofit, nonpartisan low income advocacy group that promotes the development of community organizing as a national force for social and economic justice. FIRM (Fair Immigration Reform Movement) is a coalition of grassroots community organizations nationwide, working on behalf of comprehensive immigration reform and immigrant rights and is convened by Center for Community Change. www.communitychange.org; www.fairimmigration.org