January 9, 2010
Francisco Lopez, Executive Director, 503.269.5694
Erik Sorensen, Communications Director, 503.488.0263
Immigrant Rights Coalition to call on Congressman Wu and Senator Merkley to take action on Immigration Reform
Salem, Ore--Members of CAUSA, Oregon's Immigrant Rights Coalition, will gather on Wednesday, January 13th at the district office of US Congressman David Wu and march to the district office of Senator Jeff Merkley to participate in a national mobilization to pressure Congress to finally fix the broken immigration system with comprehensive immigration reform.
During our march and rally at the district offices, we will ask Congressman Wu to join on as a co-sponsor of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security and Prosperity Act of 2009 (CIR ASAP) (HR 4321) and Senator Merkley to encourage Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) to introduce a similar bill in the Senate.
WHAT: March and Rally for CIR-ASAP
WHEN: Wednesday, January 13th at 11:00 a.m. (Congressman Wu) and 12:30 p.m. (Senator Merkley)
WHERE: The March will start at the Office of US Congressman David Wu, 620 SW Main, Suite 606 Portland, OR 97205 and will end at the Office of US Senator Jeff Merkley 121 Southwest Salmon Street, Portland, OR 97204
WHO: CAUSA, Oregon Immigrant Rights Coalition
We Need Comprehensive Immigration Reform NOW. Reform is long overdue, and Congress must take immediate action to fix our broken immigration system. CAUSA and the Reform Immigration FOR America campaign are mobilizing Oregonians and Americans alike across the nation for an immigration reform that works for the economy, taxpayers and families. One that:
CAUSA, Oregon's Immigrant Rights Coalition, is a member of the Reform Immigration FOR America coalition and is the largest Latino and Latina civil and human rights and advocacy organization in the Pacific Northwest. We work to defend and advance immigrant rights through coordination with local, state, and national coalitions and allies. For more information, visit www.causaoregon.org.
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN: The Reform Immigration FOR America campaign is a coalition of more than 600 faith, labor, business, progressive, and immigration reform groups that have joined together to get comprehensive immigration reform passed. For more information please visit www.reformimmigrationforamerica.org or www.reformamigratoriaproamerica.org
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