We Are Here To Stay Rally – DC

Posted January 4, 2017 /

***PRESS CALL***

TOMORROW, January 5th, 1:00 PM EST

DIAL: 719-325-2295; PASSCODE: “9639097”

 

Immigrant Advocates to Announce Details of January 14th National Day of Action in DC and Nearly 50 Locations

 

Washington, DC –TOMORROW, January 5 at 1:00 PM EST, immigrants and immigrant advocates from United We Dream, Center for Community Change, SEIU, CASA, and Voces de la Frontera will gather on a press call to release the details of the upcoming immigrant day of action on January 14, just one week before Donald Trump’s inauguration.

 

Throughout the day of action, immigrants, families and allies will rally, march, and hold vigils and mass community gatherings in DC and nearly 50 locations nationwide to build momentum to prevent deportations, preserve the DACA program and create sanctuaries of safety and deportation defense networks in cities, schools, churches and states. They will stand united against the Trump administration’s plans for deportations, criminalization and hatred.

 

Events are currently planned in: Birmingham, AL; Phoenix, AZ; Los Angeles, CA; Washington, D.C.; Miami, FL; Chicago, IL; Wichita, KS; Charlotte, NC; Albuquerque, NM; Salem, OR; Philadelphia, PA; Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX; Vancouver, WA; Yakima, WA; and Milwaukee, WI. A full list of events is available here.

 

Who:   Cristina Jimenez, Executive Director & Co-Founder, United We Dream, Moderator

Kica Matos, Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice, Center for Community Change

Rocio Sáenz, International Executive Vice President, SEIU

Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera, WI

Gabriela Hernandez, DACA-mented Organizer from Albuquerque, NM

Maria Fernanda Durand, Communications Manager, CASA

 

What: Press call to announce details of the nationwide mass mobilization in support of  immigrants and refugees

 

When: TOMORROW, January 5th at 1:00 PM EST

 

Where: DIAL: 719-325-2295; PASSCODE: “9639097”