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Anti-Immigrant Protesters Descend on Washington

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***Press Call: Monday, September 14 at 1:00pm ET**

Experts Expose Ties to Extremists, White Nationalist Movement

On Tuesday, September 15 and Wednesday, September 16, advocates from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) – a designated Hate Group by the Southern Poverty Law Center – will come to Washington to lobby their Members of Congress for their extreme agenda. They are also hosting a “radio row” of far right-wing radio personalities, including CNN’s Lou Dobbs. FAIR and its partners in the media and Congress are at the dangerous nexus of propelling an extreme anti-immigrant agenda into the mainstream.

Leading civil rights organizations have decried the tactics of FAIR and their documented ties to the white nationalist movement.  On the eve of the FAIR Washington Week, experts will expose the truth about FAIR and their dangerous ties to media personalities and far right Members of Congress, like Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC).

WHO: U.S. Representative Jared Polis (D-CO)

  Kevin Appleby, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

  Eric Burns, Media Matters

  Heidi Beirich, Southern Poverty Law Center

  Lisa Navarrete, National Council of La Raza

  Frank Sharry, Moderator and Executive Director of America’s Voice

WHAT: Telephonic Press Conference

WHEN: Monday, September 14, 2009 at 1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT

WHERE: 1-800-862-9098 PASSWORD: REFORM