www.ReformImmigrationForTexas.org facebook.com/RITA.ReformaMigratoriaYa twitter.com/TexasRITA flic.

kr/g/fpisa For more information: Adriana Cadena, RITA director 915-253-2262 acadena@bnhr.org Media inquiries: Cristina Parker, RITA media coordinator 915-875-9107 cparker@bnhr.org twitter.com/cristiparker Read our in-depth report on anti-immigrant proposals in the 82nd Texas Lesgislative session: http://scr.bi/o2qfZR

Executive Committee Members A Resource In Serving Equality (ARISE), Rio Grande Valley Ramona Casas, ariseadvocacy@att.net, 956-309-9467 Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition, Austin Esther Reyes, Coordinator, esther@austinirc.org, 512-476-2472 Border Network for Human Rights, El Paso Fernando Garcia, Executive Director, fgarcia@bnhr.org, 915-204-0337 Citizens In United Discourse Against Discrimination (CIUDAD) Daniel Sanchez, Presdent, dsanchez16@excite.com, 806-544-6301 Coalition for Immigration Reform of Dallas/Ft. Worth & North Texas Maria Robles, Director of Legislative Affairs, robles.ms@sbcglobal.net, 817-727-0379 Dallas Peace & Justice Center, Dallas Kelli Obazee, Executive Director, kobazee@sbcglobal.net, 214-823-7793

Houston Coalition for Immgration Reform, Houston Joel Goza, joelgoza@hotmail.com, 281-658-9435 La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), Rio Grande Valley Martha Sanchez, Organizer, martas@lupenet.org, 956-584-3636 Movimiento del Valle por los Derechos Humanos, Rio Grande Valley, Maria Cordero, mariaranchoalegre@yahoo.com, 956-832-4989 National Council of Jewish Women Texas State Public Affairs Marlene Cohen, Co-Chair, rockroad00@gmail.com, 214-284-6033 Proyecto Inmigrante ICS, Ft. Worth/Dallas Douglas Interiano, Executive Director, douglas.interiano@proyectoinmigrante.org, 972-743-0246 Texas SEIU Local 1, Justice for Janitors Elsa Caballero, Texas State Director caballeroe@seiu1.org, 713-514-0005

Texas Organizing Project (TOP) Allison Brim, Dallas County Lead Organizer, abrim@organizetexas.org, 214-455-9115 Welcoming Immigrants Network Dean Reed, rdr17@me.com, 254-485-5832 State Senator Jose Rodriguez, Texas Senate District 29 Sheriff Richard Wiles, El Paso County Ms. Olga Kauffman, San Antonio Advisors To the Executive Committee: County Judge Veronica Escobar, El Paso County Mr. Luis Figueroa, Legislative Attorney, MALDEF Ms. Krystal M. Gómez, Advocacy and Policy Counsel ACLU of Texas Ms. Vicki Hansen, LMSW-AP, ACSW Executive Director, NASW/Texas

On Immigration And Human Rights

The Texan Voice

Additionally, more than 125 businesess, religious institutions, community organizations, labor groups, student groups and local elected officials across the state have joined thousands of families and individuals in signing on to RITA’s princples.

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Just two years old, RITA members have already had a major impact on the Texas state legislature and the national immigration debate. Photos: 1. The day after she voted to block “sanctuary citites” in the regular session, Sen. Wendy Davis is surrounded by grateful commuity members outside the Texas Senate Chamber. 2. Father Steven Jasso of All Saints Catholic Church at a press conference at the end of the special session. He led his congregation in fasts, vigils and prayer during the session. 3. Various faith groups are represented in RITA’s membership, seen here at a February 2011 march against anti-immigrant laws in Texas. Three thousand people attended the march. 4. A young boy displays his homemade sign at the June 15 rally on the Capitol steps. When it seemed that “sanctuary cities” was going to pass, more than 500 rallied and filled the Capitol Rotunda. Buses from El Paso, Laredo, Dallas, Fort Worth, the Rio Grande Valley and Houston joined activists in Austin for the event.

RITA represents thousands of Texans from all walks of life and works closely with elected officials, law enforcement, business and religious leaders. Photos: 5. Students represent some of the most vocal, creative and passionate activists in RITA. 6. State Rep. Rafael Anchia speaks to community members at a rally during the 2011 special session. 7. The February 2011 rally against anti-immigrant laws in Texas would be the largest of the session at more than 3,000 people. 8. Teacher and member of University Leadership Intiative, Monserrat Garibay, at the February rally speaking up for students who would have been impacted by proposals to limit access to education for young immigrants. 9. RITA participated in the Refrom Immigration FOR America Washington D.C. event. Nearly 100 delegates from Texas met with lawmakers to explain why immigration reform matters to Texas communities. Photos courtesy of Rene Renteria Photography and Jason Cato Fotografía.

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