Caravans, Phonebanks and Forums

Week two of our month of actions for immigration reform was a busy one in which we saw our Affiliates join a major caravan/rally in Bakersfield, phonebanking in California and a forum on immigration reform in Austin. Check out highlights below.

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Caravans, Phonebanks and Forums

Week two of our month of actions for immigration reform was a busy one in which we saw our Affiliates join a major caravan/rally in Bakersfield, phonebanking in California and a forum on immigration reform in Austin. Check out highlights below.

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We start this week in California, which was the focus for much of the activity this week. Perhaps the biggest event of the week was the Caravan4Citizenship that began in Bakersfield, outside the office of House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and culminated in an event happening tonight in Sacramento. Watch the recorded livestream of yesterday’s rally.
Watch Livestream of #Caravan4CitizenshipImmigration reform advocates from all over California have converged in front of the Bakersfield, Calif. office House Majority Whip Kevin…
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Our Affiliate, El Concilio and dozens of community and student groups joined the two-day march. 
Griselda Mitchell Duarte of Affiliate @El_Concilio_ w/Stockton City Council to show support for #immigration reform. http://ow.ly/i/2SDZhNCLR
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More photos from the Caravan for Citizenship. Thanks, to Jorge-Mario Cabrera for these images.
Caravan for Citizenship – Bakersfield | FacebookFacebook
Caravan for Citizenship – Bakersfield | FacebookFacebook
Caravan for Citizenship – Bakersfield | FacebookFacebook
Caravan for Citizenship – Bakersfield | FacebookFacebook
Caravan for Citizenship – Bakersfield | FacebookFacebook
Elsewhere in California, our Affiliate, TODEC, hosted a phone banking event in which more than 20 volunteers joined in to make more than 100 calls to voters asking them to call their representatives to ask for their support of immigration reform.
Over 20 volunteers at our Affiliate, TODEC, phone banking in support of #immigration reform! http://instagram.com/p/dFYFlXTdG7/ #UniteUSANCLR
Over 20 volunteers at our Affiliate, TODEC, phone banking, asking people to call their representatices to urge them to support #immigration reform! #UniteUSAnclr
Finally, our Affiliate, El Concilio, which participated in the Bakersfield event, joined PICO CA, People and Congregations Together (PACT), and many San Joaquin, Calif. churches to hear from advocates about why Congress needs to vote on immigration reform now. 
A young “pilgrim”, Rogelio, tells his own moving immigration story at Iglesia Biblica El Calvario in Lodi, Calif. 
El Concilio Immigration Reform Actions | FacebookFacebook
Maria, another “pilgrim,” offers up her own testimony.
El Concilio Immigration Reform Actions | FacebookFacebook
In Stockton, Calif. El Concilio and other groups went to Burns Tower, at the University of Pacific to rally for reform. 
El Concilio Immigration Reform Actions | FacebookFacebook
El Concilio Immigration Reform Actions | FacebookFacebook
El Concilio Immigration Reform Actions | FacebookFacebook
El Concilio Immigration Reform Actions | FacebookFacebook
There is yet another action happening tonight in Patterson, Calif. which will feature Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) a key player in the House on immigration. 
In California? Join our Affiliate, @PICOnetwork for an #immigration forum at 6:30 PT feat. .@RepJeffDenham http://ow.ly/nZNEY #UniteUSANCLR
From the Golden State, we move on to Texas, where our Affiliate, Southwest Key Programs, held a public forum on the prospects of immigration reform. Guests included our own Sonia Troche, Texas Regional Director and Board Member Paul Saldaña. Others included Fidel Acevedo (LULAC) , Alejandro Caceres (Austin Immigrants Rights Coalition), and Dr. Randy Baca (Temple College).
Join our Affiliate @southwestkey and @lulac in Austin at 6:30 today for an #immigration reform town hall. http://ow.ly/nYeMt #UniteUSANCLR
Our guest speakers, Paul Saldaña, Fidel Acevedo:Facebook
Group shot of the guest speakers.Facebook
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Forum | FacebookFacebook
Our own Sonia Troche giving advice on ways immigrants should protect themselves.
Sonia Troche from NCLR gave advice on ways …Facebook
Dr. Randy Baca, Temple College, addresses the audience. 
Comprehensive Immigration Reform Forum | FacebookFacebook
Fidel Acevedo, LULAC, talked about how to get involved with the immigration reform fight.
Fidel Acevedo from LULAC. talked about how to …Facebook
Our Board Member, Paul Saldaña, talking about how the mainstream media has depicted undocumented immigrants.
Paul Saldaña from National Board of NCLR talkedFacebook
Check back here  next week for another roundup of the week’s activities!

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