Oct 3, 2013
In June, the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill. On Wednesday, House Democrats unveiled an immigration bill that provides a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants. Let's show Congress that now is the time to overhaul the nation's broken immigration system.
Mark your calendars:
October 5: National Day for Dignity and Respect
On Saturday, Latino, Asian, and immigrant communities will be joined by faith, labor, and civil rights activists at more than 130 major mobilization rallies, vigils, marches and direct actions in 40 states in support of passing comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship this year. CWA has been actively engaged with the coalition Alliance for Citizenship (A4C) on mobilizations and actions.
Events will include farm worker actions in Central California; statewide caravans across Arizona and Illinois; downtown rallies in Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Los Angeles; a march across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City; and more.
CWA will have buses headed to Springfield, Ohio, to march on House Speaker John Boehner's office. In Bakersfield, Calif., CWA has organized a concert to urge House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R) to take action on immigration reform. CWA will also be in Freehold, NJ, Phoenix, San Antonio and dozens of other locations.
"We are marching for commonsense immigration reform with legalization that leads to citizenship, legal immigration rules that promote family unity and protect worker rights. We are marching for an America where our hard work is honored; where our many contributions to the nation are respected and where our families and children can dream of building lives of dignity and without fear. We cannot let the continued failures of Washington result in more families torn apart, more abusive employers and poverty wages, more children who cannot dream," the group said.
October 8: DC Rally
On Tuesday, CWA members will join with tens of thousands of people on the National Mall to celebrate immigrant dignity and respect before marching to the U.S. Capitol to send this message to the House of Representatives: Get immigration reform done and get it done now! "Los Tigres del Nortre," a Grammy award winning band known for its songs about the struggles of immigrants, will be performing, and a large group of activists will be engaging in an act of civil disobedience.
Learn more at http://octoberimmigration.org/october8/.