For Immediate Release
August 15, 2013
MILLIONS OF VOICES FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM COALITION
Immigration Reform Summer Keeps Getting Hotter
Adi Lira (818) 471-0362
Belizeans United (310)-930-0463
Comite Salvadoreno El Piche (323)697-4248
- The September 22 Grand March “Millions of Voices for Immigration Reform” with a path to citizenship in Los Angeles continues to build momentum.
- Central American leaders and organizations to join coalition and will call on the second largest Latino community in LA to support the march and build the pressure on the Republicans.
- El Mandril and 16 other DJs to promote March.
WHAT: Press Conference
WHO: 40 Central American organizations, leaders and media to join the call for the “Millions of Voices for Immigration Reform March” in Los Angeles on Sept 22, 2013.
WHEN: Friday August 16, 2013 at 11:00 AM
WHERE: Front steps Federal Building 300 N. Los Angeles St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles: Central Americans, the second largest Latino leadership community in Los Angeles will join the growing call for hundreds of thousands to march on September 22 and send a decisive message to the Republican leadership that the 52 million Latinos in the country expect an immigration reform with a path to citizenship now in 2013.
The Millions of Voices for Immigration Reform Coalition was founded by the same leaders who organized the mega marches of 2006. It is now composed of immigrant rights organizations, religious groups, business groups, activists, and students. Following the blue print strategy of 2006 but under the present conditions, since July 24, the Coalition has gained the support of most of the Latino media outlets and as of yesterday the coalition counted 17 Latino DJs from Oxnard, Ventura and Los Angeles –Spanish and English language- have endorsed and have joined the call, including the number one rated Ricardo Sanchez “El Mandril” and his team at La Raza; Azteca America’s “Entre Nos” National Talk Show with Patricia Arbulu; Radio Exito at 93.9, the Historical Pioneer Radio Host Humberto Luna and more.
Also the call to march and the Coalition has expanded to the cities of San Jose, San Francisco and Las Vegas.
The following Central American community organizations will be present at the press event:
Beliceños United Of Los Angeles,
Unión De Guatemaltecos Emigrantes (Uge),
Comite Salvadoreño El Piche,
Hondureños Unidos De Los Angeles (Hula),
Asociación Mundial De Nicaragüenses En El Exterior (Amne),
Arte Y Cultura Para El Desarrollo Humano (Acude),
Y Lo Nuestro
Additionally, they will be accompanied by Coalition leaders Gloria Saucedo (818) 919-4718, Javier Rodriguez (213) 909-3410, Juan Jose Gutierrez (213)-746-6264, Raul Murillo (213) Alicia Flores (805) 479-4472, Adi Lira (818) 471-0362, Martha Ugarte (818) 398-2578, Ulysses Guerrero (818) 425-0692, Paco Moreno (213)507-1725, and more.
The September 22 march is also part of all the national efforts by the broad social movement lobbying and pressuring Congress for an immigration reform in 2013.
Several Republican congressmen have voiced support for a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Recent announcements total more than 20, the number of GOP House members who have indicated support for a path to citizenship, including but not limited to Daniel Webster of Florida, Aaron Schock of Illinois and Dave Reichert of Washington, indicating qualified support for a path to citizenship.
The Coalition will continue calling on the House of Representative to bring a vote on the immigration reform bill. It should also be noted that during the five-week August recess, more than 44,000 immigrants will be deported with families torn apart, due to Republican inaction