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NHLA Launches Latinos United for Immigration Reform Campaign and Plans for Unprecedented Mobilization of the Latino Community

NHLA Launches Latinos United for Immigration Reform Campaign and Plans for Unprecedented Mobilization of the Latino Community

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Richard Sambranorichardnoesambrano@yahoo.comC: 214-601-8681; H: 972-481-1443NHLA Launches Latinos United for ImmigrationReform Campaign and Plans for UnprecedentedMobilization of the Latino Community
 
March 27, 2013
Contact: Paloma Zuleta202-833-6130PZuleta@LULAC.org 
 
 NHLA Launches Latinos United for Immigration Reform Campaign and  Plans for Unprecedented Mobilization of the Latino Community
Latino Leaders Demand Key Provisions Be Included in Final Immigration Bill Washington, D.C.
The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA), a coalition of the 34preeminent Latino organizations in the nation, today announced its Latinos United forImmigration Reform campaign and launched 
.The campaign will feature 60
 
townhalls across the nation in an unprecedented effort to mobilize Latinos in support of comprehensive immigration reform.The assembled Latino leaders called on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform
legislation that restructures our immigration system and includes NHLA’s immigration principles
of family unity, due process and a pathway to citizenship."The 2012 elections saw greater Hispanic participation than ever before. It is past time that ourelected leaders hear our voices and heed our call to action," said Hector Sanchez, chair of theNational Hispanic Leadership Agenda. "The Latinos United for Immigration Reform campaign isthe largest effort of its kind to organize our community. We will travel the country building agrassroots network that will ensure Congress hears our message loud and clear: fair, effective,comprehensive immigration reform before the August recess."The Latinos United for Immigration Reform campaign will include:
 
 
 A grassroots mobilization campaign magnifying the voice of the community on Capitol Hill via online and phone bank efforts.
 
 A wave of in-district meetings with Members of Congress during Easter Recess.
 
Sixty strategically organized immigration townhalls around the country to educate andmobilize the Latino community and allies in support of immigration reform.
 
 A commitment to ensure over 100,000 combined meetings, letters, emails, calls, faxes andtweets directed at Congress with pro-immigration reform messaging in the next few months.
“The groups in this coalition represent a wide variety of viewpoints, but we are united on what we
 believe should be the core principles of any comprehensive immigration reform package. Restoringthe rule of law by creating a path to legalization and citizenship coupled with smart, humaneenforcement; preserving the rule of law by creating workable legal immigration channels; andstrengthening the fabric of America by promoting the successful integration of new immigrants.This is a message we will take to our community and in turn, they will take to their elected
representatives,” said
Janet Murguia, President and CEO, NCLR.
 
“Immigrants have always contributed to the fabric of this c
ountry and with comprehensiveimmigration reform we can ensure our prosperity through the continued contributions of theimmigrant population. Through our phone banks, online tools, town halls and other efforts,Congress will clearly know what key provisions the Latino community wants in the CIR legislationand the broad support for such reform," said
Brent Wilkes, LULAC National ExecutiveDirector.
 "The record-breaking Latino electorate of last November was not a one-time phenomenon; those voters and future voters are watching carefully and taking action to ensure a meaningfulimmigration reform that reflects our nation's highest and most enduring values of fairness, family and prosperity," said
Thomas A. Saenz, President and General Counsel of MALDEF.
 "The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) is proud to join Latinos Unitedfor Immigration Reform to lift the voices of Latinas, their families, and their communities insupport of humane and inclusive reforms to our immigration laws and policies. In solidarity withLatino communities across the country, Latinas and immigrant women will demand thatimmigration reform advances a roadmap to citizenship for the 11 million and recognizes thetremendous contributions of immigrant Latinas and families," said
Jessica González -Rojas,Executive Director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.
 "The demand for action from Latino voters is clear. Across cities and towns in our nation, there is afocus and sense of purpose around immigration reform unlike anything we've witnessed before inour community. We stand ready to seize this moment and make sure Congress passes animmigration reform bill this year focused on immigrant integration, family unity and a pathway tocitizenship for our undocumented community," said
José Calderón, President of theHispanic Federation.
 
“Let's remember that the people who helped to build this country and make it great deserve a
 
chance to experience the American Dream, as a just reward for their hard work. It's time for our
leaders to lead and pass comprehensive immigration reform,” said
Ignacio Salazar, Presidentand CEO, SER-Jobs for Progress National, Inc.
 "Given the proven entrepreneurial impact of immigrant owned businesses, one cannot claim tosupport small business without supporting immigrant-owned businesses," said
JavierPalomarez, President & CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
 
 Established in 1991, The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) brings together Hispanicleaders to establish policy priorities that address, and raise public awareness of, the major issuesaffecting the Latino community and the nation as a whole. For more information, please visit www.nationalhispanicleadership.org
 
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