Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tue, 6/15: Fixing A Broken System: Why We Need Comprehensive Immigration Reform Now!

"We can't start singling out people because of who they look like, or how they talk, or how they dress. We can't turn law-abiding American citizens -- and law-abiding immigrants -- into subjects of suspicion and abuse.... The way to fix our broken immigration system is through common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform."
-- President Barack Obama, May 5, 2010
But in this polarized environment and in the heat of an election year, can we find common ground that respects our history as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants?
The answer is YES WE CAN. Join us on June 15th for an important event with the leaders of the movement for comprehensive immigration reform. Find out what led to the Arizona law, what we in New York City can do about it, and how we can push for comprehensive immigration reform at the grassroots.
Tuesday, June 15th, 7 - 9 PM
Fixing A Broken System:
Why We Need Comprehensive Immigration Reform Now!
The Tank
354 West 45th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036
(Drinks available for purchase!)
Please RSVP to
Speakers include:
Chung-Wha Hong, Executive Director of New York Immigration Coalition
Gonzalo Mercado, Executive Director of El Centro del Immigrante
Amy Sugimori, Executive Director of La Fuente
Tim Foley, Policy Director, Greater NYC for Change
Forum cosponsored by
Greater NYC for Change, Asian-Pacifc Americans for Progress, Latinos for Change, The Barack Obama Democratic Club of Upper Manhattan, OCA-NY, Tribeca for Change, South Asians for Opportunity, Queens County Young Democrats, Immigration Equality, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Downtown East and WomenElect
Can't make the forum? Join the Greater NYC for Change Immigration Reform Task Force as we push the NYC City Council to establish a boycott of the state of Arizona until SB 1070 is repealed, and as we work for reform at the national level.
Contact Naomi Rothwell at for more information.

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