On Sept.17, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) pledged to introduce comprehensive immigration reform legislation this year. Less than a month later he announced the bill’s principles in front of thousands who came to Washington, D.C.
Now YOU, your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others will have the opportunity to hear directly from Congressman Gutierrez about the bill and his legislative strategy via a virtual national townhall on Nov. 18 (5 p.m. PST/6 p.m. MDT/7 p.m. CDT/8 p.m. EST).
The briefing is sponsored by the Reform Immigration FOR America campaign, a nationally coordinated effort that brings multiple sectors together – including Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Latinos, African Americans, community, faith, business and labor – under one tent to promote comprehensive immigration reform. The time to get involved is NOW!
HOW CAN MY PARTICIPATION MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
By joining thousands of people hosting house parties and listening to the call, you’re involving yourself in your community and advancing immigration reform as we build toward the critical early months of 2010.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
Join the virtual townhall by telephone. To get the call-in information, you must register. Better yet, host a house party for a group of your family and friends to listen in at the same time! To register visit: http://actions.reformimmigrationforamerica.org/t/5324/content.jsp?content_KEY=2968. If you cannot host, but want to attend a house party already being organized in your city already by an AAPI organization, contact Lianna and Sookyung.
I WANT TO HOST A HOUSE PARTY. WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
To walk you through the steps of hosting a house party on Nov. 18, a toolkit is available at http://www.reformimmigrationforamerica.org/Families_Freedom_and_Faith_House_Party_Hosting_Toolkit_for_November_18_AAPI.pdf. The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) and National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) are working with the campaign to provide additional assistance. Contact Lianna Chang with AAJC, firstname.lastname@example.org / (202) 296-2300 x 141 or Sookyung Oh with NAKASEC, email@example.com / 202-339-9349 with any questions. NOTE: There will be no simultaneous translations or live streaming of the briefing.
I WANT TO TELL OTHERS ABOUT THIS AND CONTINUE SUPPORTING IMMIGRATION REFORM!Before Nov. 18
1) Share your participation through your newsletter, Web site, networks (including social networking sites such as Twitter – using the hashtag #RI4A and #famunity – and Facebook), local media, etc.
2) Sign up others to host house parties.
After Nov. 18
1) Call your members of Congress and tell them you support immigration reform.
2) Sign up for the Reform Immigration FOR America Cell Phone Action Network by texting “AAPI” to “69866” and tell your friends to sign up too.
3) Send your feedback and photos to Lianna and Sookyung.