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National Immigrant Solidarity Network

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Jan 29, 2007 Washigton D.C. Congressional Lobby
and National Call-In Day for Immigrant Rights

January 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 issues.

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

1. Endorse Our Jan 29 Open Letter to the Congress

2. Join Our Jan 26 National Conference Call

3. Jan 29 Come to our Wahington D.C. Lobby Day

or Call Your Elected Officials

January 29, 2007 Our Open Letter to the Congress | Endorse the Letter

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 immigration reform.

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 2007.

Together, We'll Build A New Multi-Ethnic Immigrant Rights/Civil Rights Movements!

What is the 3-days Washington D.C actions about?

The 3-days 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 links:


January 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 27.

Jan 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 Washington D.C.).

Between 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM, we'll be speaking at immigrant organizing workshop and offering talking point/information for the immigrant rights lobbying.

Monday 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 Members


register 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: about your lobby day plans.

Jan 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 Members

Anyone can get the local and DC addresses and fax numbers of their reps by simply typing in their ZIP code at

CONGRESSIONAL SWITCHBOARD:1-800-839-5276 or 202-224-3121.

(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 proposals:
1) No to anti-immigrant legislation, and the criminalization of the immigrant communities.
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: tell us about your call.

Jan 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:

1) Introduction

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 conference calls.

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:

If you can interests to help us, please call: (213)403-0131 or e-mail:

Together, We'll Build A New Multi-Ethnic Immigrant Rights / Civil Rights Movements!

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