Jan 29, 2007
Washigton D.C. Congressional Lobby
and National Call-In Day for Immigrant Rights
29, 2007 Congressional Lobby Day Report
On Monday, January 29, a group of us, representatives
from San Francisco La Raza Legal Centro, National Organization of
Women, veterans and I met with Speaker Nancy Pelosi's staff on immigration
and present our open letter and exchanges ideas on the immigration
In addition, thank you for everyone who had visited
and call your representatives at the Call-In day, at dozen states.
>> Read the Congressional
Lobby Day Report
29, 2007 Our Open Letter to the Congress | Endorse
January 29 Washington
D.C. Congressional Lobby Day
January 29 National Call-In Day to the Congress
January 26 National Conference Call
Dear Immigrant Rights Activists:
January 23rd thePresident Bush's State of the Union Speech, and
the Congress had claming they'll comitt to pass a comprehensive
immigration reform legislation this year, however, in our opinion,
wrong sets of immigrant priorities had been proposed.
On Monday January 29 National Immigrant Solidarity
Network (NISN) will organize a Washington D.C. Congressional lobby
& national call-in day to the Congress, to present our
open letter to the elected officials our vision of a true comprehensive
The January 29 lobby day will be part of the 3-days anti-war mobilization
organized by is organized by United For Peace &
Justice (UFPJ) and supported by NISN, we use this opportunity
to highlight the importance of linking immigrant rights movement
with the anti-war, labor and global justice movements, in order
to build a broad-based movements to support our struggle.
This is our first actions of the 2007 to push for
the comprehensive immigration reform legislation, for the next several
months we will organize series of national campaigns and Congressional
actions leading to the May Day
Together, We'll Build A New Multi-Ethnic Immigrant Rights/Civil
What is the 3-days Washington D.C actions about?
mobilization (1/27-29) is organized by United
For Peace & justice (UFPJ), it's main focus: No to The
Escalation/Bring the Troops Back Home NOW. NISN is the leadership
of UFPJ, we want to encourage immigrant activists to come to Washington
D.C. for the Jan
27 march, as well the Jan 28-29 lobby day.
We want to bring as many immigrant activists as possible to the D.C.
to support UFPJ actions while highlight the issues of immigrant rights
to the Congress on Mon Jan 29 lobby day, and building a strategic
alliance with anti-war/global justice activists at Sat
Jan 27 march and Sun
Jan 28 teach-in for our upcoming May
Day 2007 mobilization.
For more information about the events, please visit the following
TRANSPORTATION TO DC | HOUSING
PEOPLE FROM YOUR AREA COMING TO DC
28 Teach-In/Training and Jan 29 Lobby Day
Please make sure your organization to read our January
29, 2007 Open Letter to the Congress and Endorse
our Letter Deadline of the endorsement is Saturday January
28 UFPJ lobby day training/teach-in (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
It's highly recommend that you come to the training before visiting
the Congress on Monday, Jan 29. it'll be happen at Bethesda Chevy-Chase
High School, 4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD (just outside
Between 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, we'll be speaking at immigrant organizing
workshop and offering talking point/information for the immigrant
January 29 Congressional lobby (All-day, depends on your appoitments)
We'll present our Open
Letter to the Congress when we visit the Congress.
NISN will focus to setting appointment with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,
to deliver our letter, others are encourages to setting their own
appointments with their own representatives, to find the contact information
of your representatives: House
Members or Senate
with UFPJ and coordinate with their state coordinator for the 1/29
lobby day, and go with their state delegation. More Latest
Information from UFPJ about the lobby Day
Once you're decided you plan, please send us e-mail to: info@ImmigrantSolidarity.org
about your lobby day plans.
29 National Call-In Day to the Congress
For Those Who Cannot Come to the Washington D.C. We will encourage
everyone to call-in your representatives at Monday, January 29,
contact information of your representatives: House
Members or Senate
Anyone can get the local and DC addresses and fax numbers of their
reps by simply typing in their ZIP code at www.capwiz.com/wa/dbq/officials
(NOTE: The congressional switchboard is receiving a high volume
of calls. If you are not able to reach your senator or rep using the
congressional switchboard, you can often still reach them by calling
their office directly.)
Script of the Call:
"My name is ___________ and I am from ___________.
It is our hope that in the coming 2007 legislative year that through
your leadership true comprehensive immigration reform legislation
can be passed by the Congress. We supports the following National
Immigrant Solidarity Network's Congressional immigration legislative
1) No to anti-immigrant legislation, and the criminalization of the
2) No to militarization of the border.
3) No to the immigrant detention and deportation.
4) No to the guest worker program.
5) No to employer sanction and "no match" letters.
6) Yes to a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
7) Yes to speedy family reunification.
8) Yes to civil rights and humane immigration law.
9) Yes to labor rights and living wages for all workers.
10) Yes to the DREAM Act and LGBT immigrant legislation.
Thank you for your attention and considerations."
After the call, please make sure e-mail us: info@ImmigrantSolidarity.org
tell us about your call.
26 National Conference Call
Please Join our Friday, Jan 26 3:00 PM EST National Conference Call
to Discuss the Jan 29 Lobbying Day and Our Congressional Strategy
for the May Day 2007 Mobilization:
Friday, January 26, 2007
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Std Time
Dial-in Number: 1-605-725-3600 (South Dakota)
Participant Access Code: 91030
Conference Call Agenda:
2 ) Overview of our open letter and the
issues, and representatives from several organizations will discuss
their analysis of different area of immigrant issues:
- Federal immigrant legislation for 2007
- family immigrant laws
- current anti-immigrant laws
- Immigrant labor legislation
- detention & deportation, militarization of the border
- LGBT immigrant issues
3) Overview of the 1/28-1/29 Washington
D.C. Congressional lobby and the national call-in day.
We Need Your Help!
The May Day 2007 organizing is the grassroots-based movement, you're
the one who can make the history happen!
1) Join our working groups and bi-monthly
2) We need more volunteers! Includes:
translators, graphic designers and community organizers.
3) Donate to us! We are volunteer-based
organization purely out of the pocket, passing the bucket
operation, your supports will be very important!
send your donations to: National Immigrant Solidarity Network/AFGJ
Mail your check to:
ActionLA / The Peace Center
8124 West 3rd Street, Suite 104
Los Angeles, California 90048
(All donations are tax deductible)
or donate on-line: http://www.actionla.org/Donation.htm
If you can interests to help us, please call: (213)403-0131 or
Together, We'll Build A New Multi-Ethnic
Immigrant Rights / Civil Rights Movements!
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