For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Immigrant Rights Activists to hold a Rally for Humane Immigration Reform on April 10, 2013 at the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building.
SEATTLE – El Comité Pro Reforma Migratoria Y Justicia Social and the May 1st Action Coalition will hold a rally to demand a just and humane Immigration Reform at the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building in Downtown Seattle on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013. . Event details:
What: Rally to Demand a Just and Humane Immigration Reform.
Who: El Comité Pro Reforma Migratoria Y Justicia Social and the May 1st Action Coalition, and other members of Seattle’s Social Justice community.
When: 3:00 -6:00 p.m., Wednesday April 10th, 2013.
Where: The Henry M. Jackson Federal Building in Downtown Seattle (915 2nd Ave)
Over the last several weeks, Immigration Reform has once again become a central concern nationally and has led to talks in congress about finally addressing the issue. Noticeably absent in the proposals and talking points pushed forth in the Senate and House of Representatives, is a community-oriented discourse. As politicians debate the topic, the immigrant community continues bearing the brunt of institutional neglect locally and nationally with mass deportations, police harassment, violation of basic human rights, and perpetuation of xenophobia by opportunistic politicians. This rally hopes to continue to vocalize the concerns the local communities have with regard to this matter and to help build for the annual May Day March on May 1st in Seattle.