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Nationally-Supported Ad is Unveiled

By March 29, 2006No Comments

The NAKASEC Action Fund and other leading immigrant rights, faith and labor-based organizations unveiled a nationally-supported ad calling for comprehensive immigration reform. On October 19, a quarter-page ad appeared on the Federal Page of The Washington Post and on October 21, a full-page ad in The New York Times.The ad is the first of its kind in major newspapers to demonstrate broad community support for immigration reform.The ads followed on the heels of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform, becoming an opportune moment for communities to weigh in on the immigration debate.

NAKASEC and its affiliates held coordinated press conferences with more than 30 media outlets in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York to announce the publication of the ads.

Shortly thereafter, on behalf of the AD Campaign endorsers and immigrant communities, representatives from the NAKASEC Action Fund and YKASEC-Empowering the Korean American Community hand delivered the ads to Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Representative Jim Kolbe (R-AZ) and senior staff from Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA), co-sponsors of the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act.