Thursday, June 4, 2009

June 14, 2009 Event in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Congressman Keith Ellison will host an event in support of comprehensive immigration reform on Sunday, June 14, 2009. The event will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Incarnation Church, which is located at 3800 Pleasant Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55409. Congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois will also participate in the event.

LISTEN to diverse personal stories on the impact of a broken immigration system. Take ACTION through multi‐cultural, interreligious and multi‐partisan solutions. PARTICIPATE in a national movement to change our immigration system.

Although comprehensive immigration reform is one of President Obama's priorities, there are only so many issues which can be taken-up during a legislative session. President Obama and Congress must also deal with the economy, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and our health care system. If we want President Obama and Congress to reform our immigration system, it will likely need to happen in 2009, as it is not likely to occur in 2010, which is an election year. The time to get involved and let Congress know that immigration reform is needed is now!

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