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Protecting California’s Families and Workers

By March 29, 2006 No Comments

Following the recent swift passage of the harsh and anti-immigrant bill, HR 4437, in the House of Representatives, diverse communities across the country protested to stop the bill from becoming law and to advocate for real immigration reform. In Southern California, NAKASEC and the Korean Resource Center, in conjunction with labor, faith-based, and community organizations, organized a rally in front of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) Los Angeles office on February 15. Over 200 people joined to call on the Senator to stand with California’s families and workers by supporting legislation that will keep families together and protect all workers. Held the day after Valentine’s Day, a delegation representing faith, labor, and immigrant communities presented the Senator’s office with a heart-shaped box filled with more than 2,000 postcards urging her to support comprehensive immigration reform. Ju Yeon Ryu, a well-known Korean American artist, also performed a theatrical dance evoking the hardships immigrants face in the U.S.