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Editor’s Note: Cross-posted from the Reform Immigration For America Blog. Check out even more photos on the America’s Voice Facebook Fan page — and don’t forget to become a fan today! The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights has a post up announcing Congressman Gutierrez’ principles. Finally, if you haven’t faxed and called your Member of Congress yet– now is the time!
Thousands of people came out across the country to support comprehensive immigration reform around the country today. Here in Washington, several thousand people lobbied their elected officials for serious immigration reform, then held a vigil outside the Capitol in support of family unification. Members of Congress in attendance at the vigil were:
Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois
Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia
Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois
Sen. Robert Menendez of Illinois
Rep. Yvette Clark of New York
Rep. Nydia Velazquez of New York
Rep. Mike Honda of California
Rep. Xavier Becerra of California
Immigration reform supporters weren’t just in Washington though – more than thirty rallies in Wisconsin, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Michigan drew crowds demanding immigration reform as well.
With all this momentum, now is a great time to join us in the fight for comprehensive immigration reform. You can still fax or call your Representative and tell them it is time for comprehensive immigration reform.