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Faith Leaders in DC

By April 24, 2006 No Comments

With expectations that the Senate Judiciary Committee would make final and critical deliberations in the immigration reform debate on March 27, NAKASEC along with key immigrant rights organizations called for a National Day of Action in Washington DC. Hundreds of faith leaders and thousands of individuals participated in a full day that began with an interfaith rally and vigil that included a cultural performance from affiliate poongmool players from Chicago, New York and Los Angeles. Participants then made a series of legislative visits and attended a community briefing. At one point, a hundred of the faith leaders from diverse backgrounds and religious traditions marched handcuffed to each other to symbolize the potential impact of H.R.4437, if it were to pass. NAKASEC and our affiliates ensured a strong presence of the Korean American community mobilizing faith leaders from San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Denver, New York, Chicago, Washington, DC and Ohio. In addition, YKASEC – Empowering the Korean American Community mobilized a bus of Korean Americans from New York to join in the day’s activities.