State-wide coalition presses Rep. McCarthy to support immigration reform

For Immediate Release: July 10, 2013

Contact: Delia Serrano (SEIU 521), (661) 889-8319, delia.serrano@seiu521.org

Jorge-Mario Cabrera (CHIRLA), (562) 243-5559, jmcabrera@chirla.org

State-wide coalition presses Rep. McCarthy to support immigration reform

Rally and press conference July 11

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – One day after the National Republican Party holds a meeting in Washington, DC to discuss immigration reform, the California Table, a state-wide coalition of more than 56 independent organizations, including faith-based, labor, college, immigrant and civil rights, and ally groups, will hold a strategy meeting in Bakersfield and call on Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-23) to report back and act to pass immigration reform. The Kern Coalition for Citizenship will host the gathering.

The California Table has promised to hold Rep. McCarthy’s “feet to the fire” on immigration reform given the changing demographics in his district. McCarthy is one of 15 republican members of Congress who will be pressured with ongoing and increasingly boisterous actions until they decide to support immigration reform.

In June, the U.S. Senate passed immigration reform legislation, but partisan politics and procedural obstructions are threatening prospects for a simple vote in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Immigration reform advocates are calling on Congress to act on behalf of a growing majority of voters by passing a comprehensive solution to fix our broken immigration system – one that raises the quality of jobs for all workers, keeps families together, and creates a realistic roadmap for aspiring citizens.

DETAILS:

WHAT: Rally and press conference in front of Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s office in Bakersfield to press the member of Congress on immigration reform. The California Table will announce a series of actions to pressure McCarthy and other members of Congress during the next few weeks.

WHEN: Tomorrow, July 11, 2013, 12 noon.

WHERE: Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s Office, 4100 Empire Drive, Suite 150, Bakersfield

WHO: Kern Coalition for Citizenship, ACLU-San Diego, APALC, CARECEN-LA, Center for Community Change, CHIRLA, CLUE LA, JFIC, JOB, LA County Federation of Labor/AFL-CIO, Mi Familia Vota, NBOP, SEIU 521, SEIU 721, SEIU 1000, SEIU-ULTCW, SEIU, UFW, PACT San Jose, PICO California, UFW Foundation

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