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Friday, December 4, 2009

Thank you for supporting CAUSA in 2009!

Thank you for your support of CAUSA, Oregon's Statewide Immigrant Rights Coalition, in 2009! Your involvement has helped us organize, mobilize, and develop leadership among Oregon's Latino community.

We need your continued support as we launch our Latino Immigrant Integration Initiative in 2010. The initiative's goals are geared to help Latino immigrants and their families in Oregon by increasing their economic mobility, enhancing their civic participation, and fostering openness in society towards them

CAUSA believes that full Latino immigrant integration is vital in strengthening democracy. This means that CAUSA will be working with Latino immigrants and their families to gain legal residency and citizenship, access to affordable health care and housing, opportunities for a stable job with a living wage, and affordable and quality education. After all, immigrants really are New Americans, future citizens living and working among us.

Here is what one supporter had to say about us:

My name is Taunya Garibay, I am a US citizen and have been married to an immigrant for 26 years, we have 4 children...

In my search to find help for my husband and our family I came across the CAUSA organization and sent them a letter...I received a reply back from Francisco Lopez that welcomed me to go with them to California to rally for "immigration reform" the topic being "stop tearing our families apart".

I did find helpful information about our personal story and helped me find the courage in speaking out more about immigration reform and how important it is, but most of all that we all need to organize with groups like CAUSA to help one another. I'm looking forward to continue volunteering with CAUSA.

Read the full letter by clicking here.
Your contributions of time, energy, and money have helped CAUSA in the fight for fair and humane immigration reform. It has been a busy year! Our major 2009 accomplishments include:
  • 400 people attended our Immigrant Action Day in February.
  • Over 3,000 people joined CAUSA at our May 1st Unity Rally for immigration reform.
  • CAUSA gave over 70 public presentations on Comprehensive Immigration Reform between the months of June and October at churches, synagogues, universities, community colleges, for government groups, and for community organizations
  • CAUSA members and allies attended all 6 Oregon town hall meetings with Oregon Congressional leaders during the month of August
  • CAUSA organized and led three 12-hour leadership development classes with 120 total participants from St. Helens, Woodburn, Salem, Bend, and Medford
  • We know you believe in a vibrant democracy and equal rights for all. With your partnership, we can better the lives of New Americans and their families in Oregon.

    Please make a tax-deductible investment today in our future as a more inclusive, democratic, and diverse community. To make a donation, visit this link or go to: You can also send your check to CAUSA at 700 Marion St. NE, Salem OR 97301.



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