Building on important developments in immigration last week—with Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) outlining their forthcoming bipartisan immigration proposal; the White House and Senators Reid, Leahy, and Durbin expressing support for action this year; and hundreds of thousands of people rallying on the national mall—America’s Voice is launching a five-figure ad campaign to continue the drumbeat for reform in 2010.

24/03/10 a 3:48pm por Rafael Prieto Zartha La explanada de la zona de los monumentos en el corazón de Washington, la capital estadounidense, se colmó este domingo 21 de marzo con 200,000 personas, que ataviadas de blanco y portando banderas estadounidenses, abogaron por una reforma migratoria integral. Pocos esperaban que la convocatoria a la llamada Marcha… Continue »

A new survey released today by Public Religion Research Institute shows broad support for comprehensive immigration reform by voters of all major religious traditions. On the heels of the yearlong healthcare debate, political leaders are keenly aware of the real political power that a united religious community could have in passing comprehensive immigration reform legislation into law.

Over the weekend, the Spanish-language media dedicated extensive coverage to the March for America on Sunday in Washington. Reporters focused on the delegations from around the country that came to Washington to participate in the massive march, President Barack Obama’s taped address to the attendees reiterating his commitment to immigration reform, and leaders’ rejection of current policies of raids and deportations. Univision.com and ImpreMedia.com, among other sites, have photo galleries and videos from the event.

Coverage in the blogosphere is still picking up after Sunday’s historic health care vote, but here’s an initial roundup of blogging on Sunday’s massive rally and march or real immigration reform. Stop back for more stories and photos from the march throughout the week.

On Sunday, President Barack Obama delivered the following message to the 200,000 people gathered on the National Mall for the March for America: “Change Takes Courage.” Watch it.

23/03/10 a 8:44am por Rafael Prieto Zartha El documental “El Trato de los Senadores” que transmite HBO comienza con imágenes del desierto de Arizona y una voz que describe los espantosos detalles de la agonía que experimentan los indocumentados antes de morir víctimas del sol calcinante en la frontera. Quien habla es el senador republicano John McCain, quien sale… Continue »

As the President himself stated: “Events like these remind us that real change doesn’t start in the White House or the halls of Congress. It starts with people like you in communities across this country, standing up and making your voices heard.” I think we could say yesterday was a good start.

By all accounts, yesterday was a huge day. Over 200,000 people rallied on the mall for comprehensive immigration reform, in a patriotic display of democracy in action, while the U.S. House passed historic health care reform legislation.

At the March for America: Change Takes Courage, hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children-many citizens and many future citizens-called on Congress and the White House to enact immigration reform that will help workers, families, communities, businesses-and taxpayers.

As the buses leave Washington to return to Florida, New York, and as far away as California, here are some of our photos from the day. These are mostly crowd shots — over 200,000 people came out to call for real immigration reform, economic justice for workers, and to keep families together.