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Monday, September 16, 2013

Day 2 of the Walk for Citizenship in Central Oregon Arrives in Redmond

Day 2 of the Walk for Citizenship in Central Oregon Arrives in Redmond
September 16, 2013

Redmond, Ore. -- On Monday, over 20 Walkers for Citizenship made their way down Highway 97 from Culver to Redmond. They arrived in Redmond a little after 4:00pm completing the 2nd leg of the 3 day Walk for Citizenship.


After the all day journey, walkers joined over 30 supporters at a community gathering and potluck at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Redmond to share their personal stories and to mobilize to urge Congressman Greg Walden to support immigration reform including a path to citizenship.

On Sunday, over 250 people including walkers and supporters -- faith leaders, advocates, union leaders and community members -- gathered at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Madras for a Send-off Rally. After the Rally, Walkers for Citizenship headed down Highway 97 toward Culver where they set up camp for the night.

On Tuesday, walkers will travel the last leg of the journey down Highway 97 to Bend where a rally for Immigration Reform will take place outside the office of Congressman Greg Walden. Speakers will include several elected officials, and members of the faith, labor, immigrant, and Latino community and allies.

Walk for Citizenship Rally for Immigration Reform & Signed Letter Delivery to Congressman Greg Walden Urging Support for a Pathway to Citizenship
September 17th, 2013 | Gathering around 3pm
Congressman Greg Walden’s Bend Office
1051 Northwest Bond St.
Bend, Oregon

Media Coverage
On Sunday evening, KVTZ-Bend NBC reported on the Walk for Citizenship and the Send-off in Madras. Click here to see the full report:  

Over three days from September 15th to 17th, immigration reform supporters will walk from Madras to Bend, from the heart of Central Oregon’s agricultural community to the Central Oregon office of our Congressman Greg Walden. They will walk from town to town, holding vigils, mass, community conversations and rallies.

Representative Walden is a key voice in the national conversation on immigration reform. In August, Causa and allies asked him to hold public conversations in his district on this topic, but received little response. The Walk for Citizenship will bring the voices of constituents directly to his office to share our stories. We need him to commit to supporting a pathway to citizenship for 11 million immigrants and his vote in the U.S. Congress.

Partners and Sponsors include St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, St. Thomas Catholic Church, AFL-CIO, Causa Oregon, Center for Intercultural Organizing, Central Oregon Jobs With Justice, Immigrant Law Group, MEChA, Oregon Action, PCUN, Rural Organizing Project, SEIU, United Farm Workers, Western States Center and Oregon AFSCME.



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