The federal government may be in shutdown mode, but our advocacy around key issues that affect working families continues. As part of our ongoing efforts to support the rights of all workers, SEIU Local 509 has joined forces with Keeping Families Together — a coalition of dozens of community, faith and labor groups united in the fight for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
This Saturday, October 5, Keeping Families Together and hundreds of other community coalitions across the country are sponsoring a national day of action to demand congress enact immigration reform now. In Boston, we’ll gather at noon outside the Boston Public Library near Copley Square:
March for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
This is a true statewide gathering, and caravans will be driving in from a number of cities throughout the Commonwealth:
WILLIAMSTOWN: Contact Cesar Serrano 760-884-6998
SPRINGFIELD: Contact Bliss Requa-Trautz 774-722-1511/ firstname.lastname@example.org
WORCESTER: Contact Maria Lorena Valencia 781-521-2239 / email@example.com
FITCHBURG: Contact Miguel Leal 978-342-2069 / firstname.lastname@example.org
LYNN: Contact Julio Ruiz 857-227-4072
BROCKTON: Contact Angel Cosme, 617-512-5305 / email@example.com
NEW BEDFORD: Contact Adrian Ventura 774-961-8283 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Join thousands of working families from across the country in sending a message to congress: “Make immigration reform a reality in 2013!”Let’s show our leaders that all workers deserve dignity and respect, regardless of where they were born!
Members of the Keeping Families Together coalition include: American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts (ACLU), American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), ADL’s Latino-Jewish Roundtable, Anti-Defamation League, The African Council, Agencia ALPHA, Berkshire Immigrant Center, Birfly Conexion Juvenil Inmigrante, Boston New Sanctuary Movement (BNSM), Boston College Students, Brazilian Immigrant Center, Brazilian Women’s Group, Brockton Interfaith Community, Centro Presente, Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores de New Bedford, Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores de Lynn, Chinese Progressive Association, Chelsea Collaborative, Cleghorn Neighborhood Center, Comite de Refugiados El Salvador (CORES), Dominican Development Center, East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (EBECC), Emerson College Students / EmersonUNITE, Harvard College Act on a Dream, Harvard Kennedy School Students, Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC), Immigrant Worker Center Collaborative, Jobs with Justice, Just Communities of Western Massachusetts, La Comunidad Inc, Latinas Know Your Rights, Latinos Unidos de Massachusetts (LUMA), Maria Luisa de Moreno International Foundation, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA Coalition), MassCOSH, Matahari Eye of the Day, MIRA USA, Neighbors United for a Better East Boston, New Hampshire Alliance of Immigrants and Refugees, Oiste?, Queer Asian Pacific-Islander Alliance (QAPA), REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, SEIU 32BJ/615, SEIU 1199, SEIU Local 509, Student Immigrant Movement, UNITE HERE Local 26, Williams College Students, and Women’s Institute for Leadership Development (WILD).