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June 02, 2009


Contact: Clarissa Martinez de Castro, NCLR or Marie Watteau, NCLR
(202) 785-1670

Jun 1, 2009

WHAT: PRESS CONFERENCE announcing the launch of a national campaign uniting business, labor, religious, civil rights, and immigrant leaders under a broad umbrella for immigration reform
WHEN: Wednesday, June 3, 2009; 9:30 a.m., EST
WHERE: National Press Club
1st Amendment Room
529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC
WHO: Ali Noorani, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum, Moderator
Angelica Salas, Executive Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)
Eliseo Medina, Executive Vice President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Hilary O. Shelton, Director, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Washington Bureau, (NAACP)
Janet MurguĂ­a, President and CEO, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
John Podesta, President and CEO, Center for American Progress
John J. Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO
Karen Narasaki, President and Executive Director, Asian American Justice Center (AAJC)
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)
Robert J. Dolibois, Executive Vice President, American Nursery & Landscape Association, Co-Chair, Agriculture Coalition for Immigration Reform
William McNary, President, USAction
WHY: Leaders playing a central role in promoting immigration reform, including NCLR (National Council of La Raza), will officially launch the Reform Immigration FOR America Campaign. This groundbreaking, momentum-building effort organizes supporters of immigration reform into a stronger, more effective, and politically savvy national campaign which will help support President Obama and ensure that his promises of addressing comprehensive immigration reform become legislative reality.

The press conference announcing the Reform Immigration FOR America Campaign is part of a weeklong series of events, including more than 30 local campaign launch press events in 20 states (June 1), a national summit in Washington, DC bringing together 700 grassroots advocates representing more than 35 states (June 3-5), and a National Town Hall Meeting on Capitol Hill (June 4) on immigration reform.

For more information on the Reform Immigration FOR America Campaign, please visit www.reformimmigrationforamerica.org or www.reformamigratoriaproamerica.org or www.nclr.org

Posted by VisaLawyer at June 2, 2009 10:05 AM


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