MILLIONS OF VOICES 4 IMMIGRATION REFORM COALITION
Founders: Gloria Saucedo, Javier Rodriguez, Raúl Murillo & Juan José Gutiérrez
Contacts: Javier Rodriguez 213-909-3410 Adi Lira (818) 471-0362 Martha Ugarte 818-398-2578 Gloria Saucedo 818-919-4718 Raúl Murillo 213-999-4701 Juan José Gutiérrez 213-276-4735 Jorge Rodriguez 310-429-1300
MEDIA ADVISORY for 22 Sept 2013
- Cong. Luis Gutierrez declared, “The process is stalled. I don’t believe we’re going to produce a bill soon.”
- It was obvious some time ago GOP leaders real plan was to let REFORM die.
- Suddenly once more, the grass roots street movement takes center stage and what is needed to save the reform is for the millions of Undocumented Americans and Latinos nationally to show their rage and March against the Republicans in the streets.
- ALL IS GO FOR MILLIONS OF VOICES NATIONAL MARCH IN LA AND COALITION LEADERS WILL PUBLICLY ANNOUNCE THEIR PLANS FOR OCT 5.
What: Millions of Voices National March in LA, San Jose, Las Vegas, Houston, Miami and more
When: Sunday September 22, 2013 at 10 AM
Where: Downtown LA Olympic and Broadway
Who: Millions of Voices 4 Immigration Reform Coalition
Partial list of Sponsoring members of the LA Millions of Voices 4 Immigration Reform Coalition
The combined 15 chapters of Hermandad Mexicana; the Mexican Federations from Veracruz, Zacatecas, Oaxaca, Michoacán COFEM’s State Federations: Colima, Durango, Michoacan, Sinaloa, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Oaxaca, Puebla, and Anahuac; Addionally the State of Guerrero Clubs: CLUB JALEACA DE CATALAN, Pres. GAUDENCIO VELEZ, UNIDOS POR COPALA Pres. ANICETO CHETO POLANCO, GUERRERENSES RADICADOS EN LONG BEACH Pres. MIRIAM GALAN, CLUB RIO BALSAS Pres. GABRIEL PALACIOS, COMUNIDAD DE TIERRA CALIENTE, SAN JOSE POLIUTLA Pres. CARLOS EPIFAR, CLUB SAN JUAN MINA GUERRERENSE USA Pres. TEODORA ANACLETO NAVA, COMITE NUEVO GUERRERO Sec. NICOLAS PEREZ , CLUB ACAPULQUENOS BAHIA DE SANTA LUCIA Pres. ROMAN HERNANDEZ, FUNDACION CHAUTENGO Pres. OSCAR MARCIAL, CLUB IGUALA USA Pres. FEDRA SANCHEZ, ASOCIACION DE MAZATLECOS RADICADOS EN USA Pres. HECTOR BAUTISTA, CLUB DELFINES DE ACAPULCO Pres. JUAN ROMERO;
Plus Central American leaders from:
1. BELIZEANS UNITED OF LOS ANGELES PRES. SILVANO TORRES 2. UNION DE GUATEMALTECOS EMIGRANTES UGE PRES. ROSA POSADAS 4. COMITE SALVADOREÑO EL PICHE PRES. ENOC RUBIO 3. ILOBASCO FOUNDATION ROMEO A ESCOBAR 6. HONDURENOS UNIDOS DE LOS ANGELES HULA PRES. LEONCIO VALASQUEZ 7. ASOCIACION MUNDIAL DE NICARAGUENSES EN EL EXTERIOR (AMNE) TITO LAGOS-BASSETT 8. ACUDE PRES.. BRIGIT CORDERO
9. VIVA PANAMA PRES. VICTOR GRIMALDO 10. Lo NUESTRO PRES. BERNARDINO CLAROS; FR: Guatemala 21 Paisano Clubs: Union de Guatemaltecos Emigrantes, CONAMIGUA USA, ASOCIACION Retalteca, Asociacion Guatemaltecos Unidos LA, Fraternidad Cotzulmalguapa, Fraternidad Shecana, Coalicion de Mujeres, Fraternidad Zacapaneca, A.G.U.A., Conguala, Fundacion Onofre de PazComite de Apoyo, INEMBO USA, Conchy Foundation, Gotitas de Amor, Mi Bella Guatemala, Comunidad Migrantes Guatemaltecos, Asociacion Artistas de Guatemala, Departamento 23, AGALA, Comunidad Guatemalteca de Pasadena; as well as more from Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Costa Rica and Belice;
FEDERACIONES CLUBES Y ASOCIACIONES MIEMBROS DE CBO
1.Federación Poblana Presidente: Sabas Romero 2 Guerrerenses Unidos en CA.
Presi: Darío Santos Ramírez 3.Hidalgo Representante: Juanita Watson 4. Federación Ciudad de Mexico del Condado de Orange Pres: Juan Álvarez 5. Federación Guanajuato Pres: Manuel Rodríguez 6. Alianza de Asociaciones y Organizaciones de México (AFOM)
Pres: Antonio Ramírez. 7.Anahuak Liga de Fútbol Pres: Raúl Macías. 8. Club Alma Mexicana Pres: Sabas Romero. 9. Club de El Rosario Pres Tomás Venancio. 10.Club El Sr. De La Piedad Pres: Ernestina Perez 11.Federación Nacional e Internacional de Nayaritas en EE.UU. (Fenine) Pres: José R. Meza. 12. Fundacion Unión y Progreso Hispano
Pres: Rocío Gálvez. 13. N. Y. Federación de Tabasco Presidente Juan Casares. 14. Asociación de Grupos Religiosos Representante: Josefina Gutiérrez. 15. Club San Jerónimo Aljojuca Representante: Luis Valencia. 16) Fundacion Mi razón de vivir Presidente: Eduardo Cholula. 17) Comités de Tlaxcala Presidente: Bardomiano Garcia. 18)Latinos Unidos contra el SIDA (LUCES) Presidente: Arturo Rubalcaba. 19) Comite Cuayuca de Andrade Puebla Presidente: Méndez Everit. 20) Comite del Este de Los Angeles Presidente: Silvia Andrade 21)Club Mixtecos Poblanos Presidente: Josue Martinez. 22) Club Coat Presidente: Antonio Vazquez. 23) Organizacion de Tlaxcaltecas en el Exterior Presidente: Mariano Vazquez Sanchez.
Additionally, counts with religious leaders representing a broad network of churches including Evangelical, Pentecostals, and Protestant, councils, pastoral alliances, and ministers of autonomous churches;
and finally, Coalition leaders Javier Rodriguez, Gloria Saucedo, Juan Jose Gutierrez, Raul Murillo, Adi Lira, Oswaldo Cabrera, Sara Posada, Alicia Flores, Martha Ugarte, Ulysses Guerrero, Paco Moreno, Isabel Rodriguez, Jorge Rodriguez, Laura Padilla, William Torres, Perla Lagunas, Martha Samano, Maria Paniagua, Mauro Paniagua, Angel Morales, Luis Garcia, Roberto Bravo, Las Vegas Ruben Gonzalez, and more.
In blow to immigration reform, House `gang of seven’ bill looks dead Washington Post
By Greg Sargent, Updated: September 20, 2013
In a blow to the hopes of passing immigration reform anytime soon, the bipartisan House “gang of seven” plan is probably dead, and almost certainly won’t be introduced this fall as promised, a top Democrat on the “gang” acknowledges.
“It doesn’t appear that we’re going to move forward with the group of seven,” Dem Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a key player on immigration as a member of the gang, said in an interview with me. “The process is stalled. I don’t believe we’re going to produce a bill anytime soon.”
This undermines the already dwindling prospects for reform, because the House “gang of seven” plan – which would provide a path to citizenship but is significantly to the right of the Senate bill – was seen as a comprehensive plan Republicans who genuinely want to solve the immigration problem just might coalesce around. (The gang of seven plan would reportedly provide for a probationary period for the 11 million, in which they’d admit wrongdoing, and onerous conditions for the path to citizenship, which would be 15 years long.)
But Gutierrez tells me that House Republicans on the gang of seven – who have been trying to negotiate comprehensive reform that members of both parties can support for a long time – are just not prepared to embrace a final plan. He says he believes this is because House GOP leaders are not providing Republicans on the gang with support.
“The bipartisan group just wasn’t getting support from Republican House leadership,” Gutierrez says. “It’s just not gonna happen now.” Gutierrez continues to believe there is substantial tacit support for immigration reform even among Republicans, but that the GOP leadership refuses to acknowledge this or try to make something happen. “We need the GOP leadership to acknowledge the votes exist for reform,” he said.
Immigration reformers had hoped for what they call a “bipartisan moment” on reform in October, after the government shutdown fight is resolved – one that could have involved rolling out the gang of seven plan. But Gutierrez cast doubt on the possibility, noting he doesn’t expect anything to happen with the gang’s bill “anytime in the near future.”
Democratic sources tell me they believe leading House Republicans on the gang – such as GOP Reps. John Carter and Sam Johnson, conservatives who risked exposing themselves to blowback from the right in trying to craft a bipartisan solution – are set to publicly announce that the gang of seven plan is not going to happen.
It’s been reported that Republicans on the gang have backed away from reform because they caught heat from conservative constituents who wanted more assurances on border security. But Gutierrez says he believes those Republicans were prepared to support the emerging compromise – yet didn’t have GOP leadership support.
“We had agreed on virtually everything,” Gutierrez says. “The last components were enforcement components” that were down to differences over “nuances” and “language.” He adds: “That isn’t what stopped us from going forward.”
This doesn’t mean immigration reform is entirely dead. Indeed, some reformers had come to believe that the gang of seven bill was destined to fall flat even if it were released. That’s because it’s become apparent that House Republicans simply will not embrace a single comprehensive solution, an idea that has become too associated with the Senate bill and with Obama.
Instead, reformers are likely to focus on another possibility: House Republicans could roll out a series of piecemeal bills, including border security measures and citizenship for just the DREAMers (which House GOP leaders support). If such things were to pass, it’s possible the House and Senate (with its comprehensive bill) could get to conference negotiations, an outcome some reformers want.
But for that to happen, House Republican leaders would have to be willing to allow votes on these measures this fall, and more to the point, allow Republicans to enter into conference talks, which could mean further pressure to make concessions and compromise – something conservative opponents of reform are heavily resisting. And while it’s still unclear how House GOP leaders will proceed, they appear unwilling to move anything that isn’t supported by a majority of Republicans – dimming the prospects for real bipartisan reform.
Indeed, it remains very possible that House Republican leaders will simply let reform die – prioritizing their base over the need to repair GOP relations with Latino voters and to address a national problem both sides agree is in dire need of a solution. The likely death of the gang of seven plan seems to underscore that possibility.
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