FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 18, 2010
Francisco Lopez, Executive Director: (503) 269-5694
Erik Sorensen, Communications Director: (503) 488-0263
CAUSA to join with Faith and Immigrant Communities in Solidarity against Arizona’s Racial Profiling Law
Portland, Ore. – In response to Arizona's racial profiling law, CAUSA will join with members of the Faith and Immigrant Community this week for a prayer vigil and fast.
Since Arizona’s Racial Profiling Law was passed, the faith community has been galvanized around the nation in calling for federal action and passage of comprehensive immigration reform. Around the nation, as the deadline approaches for the implementation of SB1070, faith and immigrant communities have joined together in constant prayer for Congress to take a leadership role in fixing our broken immigration system.
Isaiah 58 Solidarity Vigil Against Racial Profiling in Arizona
Date: Wednesday, July 21st
Time: 12pm - 1pm
North Park Blocks, back entrance of the ICE Offices,
NW 8th and Glisan
Isaiah 58, which inspires this day of action, teaches that a “true fast” is undertaken in service of “loosening the chains of injustice.”
“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds ofWednesday's Prayer Vigil and Fast is sponsored by: American Friends Service Committee, Augustana Lutheran Church, CAUSA, CSAM Committee of Solidarity and Mutual Support, Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, Oregon New Sanctuary Movement, Portland Immigrant Rights Coalition, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Oregon Office of Justice and Peace/Respect Life, United Methodist Church HispanicMinistries, VOZ Worker Rights Education Program, and Zion United Church of Christ.
injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed
go free, and to break every yoke?” Isaiah 58
CAUSA, Oregon's Immigrant Rights Coalition, 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