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Friday, October 9, 2009

Oregon Immigrant Rights Coalition to join multi-state caravan to California

October 9, 2009

Francisco Lopez, Executive Director, 503.269.5694
Erik Sorensen, Communications Director, 503.488.0263

Oregon Immigrant Rights Coalition to join multi-state caravan to California

Caravan to call on President Obama and Democratic Congress: Keep your PROMISE and pass immigration reform now

Salem, Ore.--Next Wednesday, members of CAUSA, Oregon's Immigrant Rights Coalition, will join with immigration reform advocates from California, Idaho and Washington State in a caravan that will go to California.

The caravan will join with more than one thousand other advocates from around the nation on October 15th at Santa Clara University where Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is expected to speak. Those in attendance will call on the Obama Administration and the Democratic Congress to stop deporting families and keep their promise and pass immigration reform.

Prior to the departure from Salem, CAUSA will hold a press conference on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. with a dinner to follow at 5:00 p.m. Pastor Gail McDougal of the First Congregational Church in Salem will be present to give a blessing to all those departing on the journey. All immigrant rights supporters and the media are invited to attend.

Caravan Send-off, Press Conference & Dinner
October 14, 2009 at 4:00pm
CAUSA Headquarters
700 Marion Street NE
Salem, Oregon

The action is being organized by members of Silicon Valley Alliance for Immigration Reform, CHIRLA, OneAmerica, NWFCO, ICAN, WCAN, CAUSA and the Reform Immigration for America Campaign.

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CAUSA, Oregon's Immigrant Rights Coalition, is the largest Latino and Latina civil and human rights and advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. For more information, visit We work to defend and advance immigrant rights through coordination with local, state, and national coalitions and allies.



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