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Monday, January 24, 2011

Over 400 turn out to Immigrant Action Day

Salem, Ore--On Saturday, CAUSA held its Annual Immigrant Action Day at Chemeketa Community College in Salem. Over 400 CAUSA Oregon leaders, organizers and supporters from Salem, Woodburn, Dayton, Portland, Eugene, and Central Oregon made a commitment to lead CAUSA's legislative agenda.

Speakers discussed a range of topics including driver’s license access, health equity, tuition equity, LGBT and immigrant justice, immigration reform and the SB1070-type bills introduced in the Oregon Legislature by State Representative Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer). Local speakers and organizers were joined by national speakers, including Mayron Payes with the Center for Community Change and Yahaira Carrillo, DREAM Activist and LGBT leader.

Click HERE to watch the video of Yahaira Carrillo speaking (en español) on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality within the immigrant rights movement.

Click HERE to watch the video of Mayron Payes speaking (en español) on immigration reform.

The goal of CAUSA's Annual Immigrant Action Day, now in its 13th year, is to increase civic participation and build community for the common good. With Saturday’s excellent turn-out, CAUSA leaders and organizers stand at the ready to take action and make an impact in the 2011 Oregon legislative session.

To see a photo slideshow of CAUSA’s 13th Annual Immigrant Action Day, please like HERE

A special thank you to the volunteers, participants, speakers and sponsors listed below who helped make CAUSA's 13th Annual Immigrant Action Day a success
Chemeketa Community College Multicultural Center, Plaza Morelia, Juntos, Social Justice Fund, Northwest Health Foundation, MERIT, Tu Casa, Taqueria Guadalajara – Woodburn, Oregon Beverage Service, Key Bank, Farmer's Insurance, Dahlstrom's Chiropractic, Wells Fargo, Vic's Jewelry, Muntz & Ghio Attorneys at Law


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