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OVER 1,200 GEORGIANS WILL TO TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON D.C. TO TELL CONGRESS TO PASS COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM THIS YEAR

Found in media advisory
Written by GALEO
Posted on 2010-03-20

For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Contact:

Martine Apodaca, Reform Immigration for America, mapodaca@immigrationforum.org, 202.383.5989

Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director, GALEO, jerry@galeo.org, 404.745.2580

Xochitl Bervera, GLAHR Director, xochitl@glahr.org, 770.457.5232

Rev. Tracy Blagec, ABLE, 404.218.7913, TBlagec@aol.com

Teodoro Maus, President, GLAHR, 770.457.5232


Atlanta, Georgia - On Saturday, March 20, over 1,200 Georgians will be boarding buses for a national march in Washington D.C. urging President Obama and the U.S. Congress to act upon comprehensive immigration reform this year and joining supporters of the campaign to Reform Immigration FOR America in Washington D.C. to make sure their voices are heard this year. The sponsoring organizations, which include Atlantans Building Leadership for Empowerment (ABLE), the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) will hold a press conference just prior to leaving. Representatives from the Latino, African American, Asian American, and Faith communities will underscore the urgency for passing comprehensive immigration reform that is just and humane. Furthermore, community members will share their personal stories which emphasize the urgency of passing legislation this year.





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OVER 1,200 GEORGIANS WILL TO TRAVEL TO WASHINGTON D.C. TO TELL CONGRESS TO PASS COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM THIS YEAR

Media Advisory


For Immediate Release                                                
Thursday, March 18th, 2010   

Contact:

Martine Apodaca, Reform Immigration for America, mapodaca@immigrationforum.org, 202.383.5989


Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director, GALEO, jerry@galeo.org, 404.745.2580


Xochitl Bervera, GLAHR Director, xochitl@glahr.org, 770.457.5232


Rev. Tracy Blagec, ABLE, 404.218.7913, TBlagec@aol.com


Teodoro Maus, President, GLAHR, 770.457.5232


 
Atlanta, Georgia - On Saturday, March 20, over 1,200 Georgians will be boarding buses for a national march in Washington D.C. urging President Obama and the U.S. Congress to act upon comprehensive immigration reform this year and joining supporters of the campaign to Reform Immigration FOR America in Washington D.C. to make sure their voices are heard this year.  The sponsoring organizations, which include Atlantans Building Leadership for Empowerment (ABLE), the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO) and the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) will hold a press conference just prior to leaving.  Representatives from the Latino, African American, Asian American, and Faith communities will underscore the urgency for passing comprehensive immigration reform that is just and humane.  Furthermore, community members will share their personal stories which emphasize the urgency of passing legislation this year.   



WHO:                
  • Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director, Georgia Association of Latino Elected                               Officials (GALEO)
  • Hilda Reardon & Renee Cail, Co-Chairs, Immigration Task Force, Atlantans Building Leadership for Empowerment (ABLE)
  • Teodoro Maus, President, Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR)
  • Tricia Sung, Organization of Chinese Americans-Georgia Chapter
  • Mynor Lopez, Student, Gainesville State College & GALEO Institute for Leadership Alumni
  • Marcais Frazier, Community Member
  • Irene Rivera, Student, Agnes Scott College
  • Among other community members

WHAT           

A diverse group of Georgia organizations will depart by bus to attend a rally and march in Washington to press Congress for comprehensive immigration reform in a just, safe, orderly, dignified and humane process and as part of the Reform Immigration FOR America campaign.
 
WHEN:             

Saturday, March 20, 2010, 5:30 PM

 
WHERE          

Plaza Fiesta

4166 Buford Hwy NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30345

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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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