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On Wednesday, April 10, tens of thousands of community, labor and immigrant rights supporters and immigrant families will converge on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, urging Congress to pass common sense immigration reform in 2013 that includes a clear and direct path to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.
Immigrant families will be the centerpiece of the rally, and will share their stories about how our broken system has devastated their families. Every day that Congress fails to pass legislation, 1,100 families are torn apart, workers continue to suffer abuse, and children are traumatized by the loss of a parent.
In addition to the rally, advocates will also be lobbying their members of Congress directly for action on immigration reform. States and cities around the nation will be holding dozens of “echo events” in solidarity with the Washington, DC rally.
The rally is organized by local organizations including CASA de Maryland, SEIU 32 BJ, and is supported by the Alliance for Citizenship and the Center for Community Change—and comes as the Senate Gang of 8 prepares to release its upcoming Senate immigration bill.
WHAT: National Rally for Citizenship at U.S. Capitol
WHERE: West Lawn of U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 10, at 3:00pm
WHO: Tens of thousands of immigrant families and their supporters