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National Faith and Immigration Reform Leaders Act Fast Pray in the Heartland of Texas

National Faith and Immigration Reform Leaders Act Fast Pray in the Heartland of Texas

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Hector Flores hflores@lulac.org
Dear Friends, Please forward this information to your respective networks. We hope to see you there. Hector M. Flores Past National LULAC President ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From:
Beatriz Lopez
 < beatriz.lopez@seiu.org> Date: Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 2:22 PM Subject: National Faith and Immigration Reform Leaders Act, Fast, Pray in the Heartland of Texas To: Beatriz Lopez < beatriz.lopez@seiu.org>
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
March 7, 2014
 
***MEDIA ADVISORY*** March 11, Tuesday, at 10:15 AM Press Event 2021 New York Ave, Arlington, TX 76010 
National Faith and Immigration Reform Leaders Act, Fast, Pray in the Heartland of Texas
 
“Fast for Families” Eliseo Medina, NCLR’s Janet Murguia, NaLEC’s Gabriel Salguero, Broad
Spectrum of Faith Leaders Take Center Stage in Arlington, TX, Urge Texas Congressmen to Heed Moral Call for Commonsense Immigration Reform 
 
TEXAS
 
 –
 On Tuesday, March 11, following stops in Waco a
nd Temple, “Fast for Families Across  America” will join a broad spectrum of faith leaders in Arlington, TX to strengthen the community’s fervor
for immigration reform and call on Congressmen Joe Barton and Sam Johnson to heed the demand of their constituents. Following a private meeting with Congressman Joe Barton, thousands will gather as SEIU
s Eliseo Medina, National Council de La Raza’s (NCLR) President Janet Murguia, and Cristian Avila of Mi Familia
Vota unite with Evangelical, Catholic, Methodist, and many more faith leaders
including NaLEC
s
President Rev. Gabriel Salguero and Pastor Lynn Godsey ( A.H.E.M)
to send a thunderous message from the evangelical heartland to House leaders in the U.S. Capitol.
 
 
The “Fast for Families Across America” bus tour –
 covering 18 states and more than 14,200 miles
 –
 kicked off in Los Angeles on February 24 and is targeting 75+ key congressional representatives and mobilizing advocates from across the political spectrum to fast, act and pray for commonsense immigration reform.
“Fast for Families” reignited the immigration debate last November when Eliseo Medina and
 Cristian Avila
 –
 abstained from all food, except for water
 –
 for 22 days on the National Mall. Joined by faith, labor and immigrant rights leaders and thousands across the country who fasted in solidarity, the movement drew national attention, including the support of President Obama, members of Congress
 –
 many of whom fasted
 –
 and national civil rights leaders.
***MARCH 11, TUESDAY at 10:15 AM***
 
WHAT
: Following a private meeting with Congressman Joe Barton and the “Fast for Families” delegation,
national immigration reform advocates and a broad spectrum of faith leaders will hold a press conference and rally to call on Congressman Joe Barton, Sam Johnson and House leadership to champion commonsense immigration reform.
WHEN:
 Press conference begins at 10:15 AM on March 11, Tuesday (Community Rally starting at 11:00 AM)
WHERE
: St. Matthew Catholic Church: 2021 New York Ave, Arlington, TX 76010
WHO
: “Fast for Families” leaders Eliseo Medina and Cristian Avila, NCLR President Janet Murguia, Rev.
Gabriel Salguero (President, National Latino Evangelical Coalition), Pastor Lynn Godsey (President of the  Alianza Hispana Evangelica Ministerial), Father Esteban Jasso (All Saints Catholic Church), and many more faith leaders, joined by thousands of congregants and constituents.
NOTE:
 
 At 3:00 PM, a “Fast for Families” delegation, including the constituents and faith leaders, will meet
with Congressman Sam Johnson at 1255 W. 15th Street, Suite 170, Plano, TX 75075.
 
 An evening community meeting will then take place at 7:00 PM at Auditorium of Vietnamese Martyrs Catholic Church, 801 E Mayfield Road, Arlington, TX 76014.
 ###
For “Fast for Families Across America” photos, click 
 --
BEATRIZ LOPEZ SEIU | Immigrant Justice Campaign
 
Senior Campaign Communications Specialist 

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