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Immigrants and Refugees Trek to Washington Ahead of State of the Union

 

Events Planned in AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, MI, NV, NY, OH, and TX

Ahead of Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address tonight, immigrants, refugees and allies are traveling to Washington, DC and organizing events across the country to speak out against the Trump’s anti-family, racist immigration policies.

From the Muslim and refugee bans, to the Administration’s cruel campaign of deportations, to the rescinding of DACA and TPS for hundreds of thousands of individuals – it’s clear that the state of immigrants in America (and the Americans who love them) is NOT sound.  Not at all.

Dreamers and TPS holders; refugees and immigrants; and family members of people that Trump deported will be in the audience at the State of the Union, invited guests of numerous Members of Congress.  For booking opportunities, email press@americasvoice.org.

Events in DC and across the USA – including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Ohio, and Texas – are also being planned.  Stay tuned and see below for a developing list of events.

Today, January 30th

National Events

Alyssa Milano’s #StateOfTheDream Launch
What: (via USA Today): Alyssa Milano will launch an initiative, #StateOfTheDream, to support immigrants and raise money for United We Dream, an immigrant youth-led organization.  In a statement, Milano called for social media users to create brief videos describing “your dream for America” and post them at the same time, 9 p.m. EST, with the effort’s hashtag. She urged on Twitter: “Please join us! Resist and persist with digital counter-programming to Trump’s #SOTU”

The State of OUR Union (Get tickets here)
Where: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20045
When: 7-10:30 pm ET or watch the live stream and join the conversation on social media. Join online through the website TheStateOfOurUnion.org (will be launched later today) or following the hashtag #StateOfOurUnion.
What: This is a cross-movement event where we’ll be talking about all the issues affecting our communities due to Trump’s white supremacist, anti-women, anti-worker agenda. Immigration will be a central issue in the program and we’d love to join in the use of any ribbon that unifies our support.
RSVP: Eventbrite
The event will be co-hosted by Ai-jen Poo from the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Tarana Burke from the ‘MeToo’ movement, Cecile Richards from Planned Parenthood, Mónica Ramirez from Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner from MomsRising and Arisha Hatch, Color of Change.

Events Across the U.S.A.

Arizona

OFA – Civic Power: Commit to Vote
Where: Beatitudes, 1610 W. Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021
When: 11:30 am PT
For more information, visit here

MFV – SOTU Watch Party
Where: Univision Studios, 6006 S 30th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042
When: 6 pm PT

MFV – SOTU Watch Party
Where: MFV Office, 877 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 86711
When: 7 pm PT

Promise AZ – SOTU Community Watch Forum
Where: 701 1st Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
When: 6 – 8 pm ET, followed by a prayer vigil. PAZ members and allies will be fasting in support of a Dream Act beginning January 31. More information here.

California

OFA OC – Civic Power Rally & “Commit to Vote” Community Engagement Event
Where: Huntington Beach Pier, 101 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
When: 1:15 pm PT
For more information, visit here

OFA Westside LA – Combined Commit-to-Vote and Not-the-SOTU Dinner
Where: Public School 310, 9411 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
When: 5:30 pm PT
For more information, visit here

CHIRLA – SOTU Watch Party
Where: 2533 West 3rd Street, Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90057
When: 6 pm PT
Before the State of the Union address, CHIRLA will be holding a “Voter Registration to Save the Nation”. After Trump finishes speaking we will have two DACA recipients offer their rebuttal to the President’s address.  We will go live on Facebook for the viewing, part of the voter registration training, and the Rebuttal on the CHIRLA FB page.

MFV – SOTU Watch Party
Where: Ornela’s Mexican Restaurant, 1600 E Belmont Avenue, Fresno, CA 93701
When: 6 pm PT

OFA – Civic Power Meeting
Where: Belle Cole’s Home, 38 Oakland Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94901
When: 6 pm PT
For more information, visit here

OFA – Civic Power Party
Where: Clarissa’s Home, 3809 Kroy Way, Sacramento, CA 95820
When: 6 pm PT
For more information, visit here

MFV – SOTU Watch Party
Where: MFV Office 2025 Chicago Avenue, Suite A4, Riverside, CA 92507
When: 7 pm PT

OFA – Changing the State of the Union
Where: Mark’s House, 424 Euclid Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
When: 7:30 pm PT
For more information, visit here

Colorado

MFV – SOTU Watch Party
Where: MFV Office, 4730 Oakland Street, Suite 270, Denver, CO 80239
When: 6 pm MT

Florida

We Belong Together and National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health – The State of Latinas in Florida
HOMESTEAD STOP
Time: 6 pm ET
Place: WeCount! 200 N Krome Ave, Homestead, FL 33030
Contact: Lis Marie Alvarado, (786) 523-2805

MIAMI STOP
Time: 7 pm ET
Place: AFL-CIO at 4349 NW 36th St, Miami Springs, FL 33166
Contact: Dian Alarcón, (954) 830-8573

POMPANO BEACH STOP
Time: 8 pm ET
Place: Service Plaza at Turnpike Mile Marker 66
Contact: Dian Alarcón, (954) 830-8573

MFV – SOTU Watch Party
Where: Telemundo Studios, 1650 Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32809
When: 8 pm ET

Michigan

OFA – Lift Your Voice
Where: The Hen House, 3440 Meadow Hill Circle, Holly, MI 48442
When: 7 pm ET
For more information, visit here

New York

Make The Road New York – Immigrant NYers host State of the Union Watch Party
Where: 92-10 Roosevelt Avenue, Queens, NY 11373
When: 9 pm ET

Make The Road New York – Immigrant NYers host State of the Union Watch Party
Where: 1090 Suffolk Avenue, Brentwood, NY 11717
When: 9 pm ET

Nevada

OFA – SOTU Accountability Viewing Party
Where: Battle Born Progress/CHIS PA Office, 2275 Renaissance Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89119
When: 5 pm PT
For more information, visit here

OFA – SOTU Civic Power Party
Where: 1864 Tavern, 290 California Avenue, Reno, NV 89509
When: 5 pm PT
For more information, visit here

MFV – SOTU Watch Party
Where: CHISPA Office, 2275 Renaissance Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89119
When: 5 pm PT

Ohio

InterReligious Task Force on Central America and Colombia/Greater Cleveland Immigrant Support Network/Cleveland Jobs with Justice – SOTU Demonstration Denouncing Trump Immigration Policies – FEATURING FAMILY MEMBERS OF DEPORTED YOUNGSTOWN BUSINESSMAN AMER ALI OTHMAN
Where: Market Square, W 25th Street at Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
When: 5:30 pm ET
For more information, visit here

OFA – Civic Power Party: Protecting Dreamers
Where: Alter Hall, Room 205, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45212
When: 8 pm ET
For more information, visit here

OFA – Cleveland Progressive SOTU Party
Where: Market Garden Brewery, 1947 W 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
When: 8 pm ET
For more information, visit here

Texas

MFV – SOTU Watch Party
Where: MFV Office, 1408 N Washington Avenue, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75204
When: 5 pm CT

MFV – SOTU Watch Party
Where: Telemundo Studios, 6234 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78216
When: 6 pm CT