OCTOBER 5: NATIONAL DAY OF DIGNITY AND RESPECT
On October 5, 2013, the broadest and most diverse movement, including our vast immigrant communities in America as well as faith, labor, and civil rights groups, will join in marches and rallies in over 40 cities across our nation calling for Congress to pass immigration reform with legalization that leads to citizenship in 2013.We will demand respect for our hard work and for the many contributions we make to the nation’s culture, economy, communities, and faith.
We are marching for commonsense immigration reform with legalization that leads to citizenship, legal immigration rules that promote family unity and protect worker rights, an end to the destruction of our families through deportations, and a halt to the rush towards massive wasteful spending on unneeded border militarization and for profit immigrant detention prisons.
We are marching for an America where our hard work is honored; where our many contributions to the nation are respected and where our families and children can dream of building lives of dignity and without fear. We cannot let the continued failures of Washington result in more families torn apart, more abusive employers and poverty wages, more children who cannot dream.
We are marching for a better America for all, and we invite all our friends to join us. It’s time to raise our voices and make sure Congress hears our call for Dignity and Respect!
There is a growing list of national and local groups and national leaders calling for these marches. This includes labor, faith organizations, immigrant and civil rights groups, community organizations, and youth groups. Initial conveners include the
ACLU, Adrian Dominican Sisters Office of Global Mission, Justice and Peace, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, AFT, AILA, Alliance for a Just Society, Alliance for Citizenship, American Jewish Committee, Alliance of Baptists, America's Voice, Anti-Defamation League, Augustinians, Province of St. Thomas of Villnova, Asesores de Conmigua, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, CAMBIO, CCC, Church World Service, Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Credo, CWA, Episcopal Network for Economic Justice, Equality Federation, Family Immigration Organization, Family Immigration Coalition, Farmworker Justice, FIRM, Food Empowerment Project, Franciscan Action Network, Gamaliel, Grey Nun Derby Social Justice Group, Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional, Hispanic Federation, Immigration Equality Action Fund, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Jobs with Justice, Latin America Working Group, LatinoJustice PRLDEF, LCLAA, Leadership Conference of Civil and Human Rights, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, LGBT Immigration Working Group, LIUNA, Local2Global Advocates for Justice, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NAKASEC, NALACC, NALEO, National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, National Asian Pacific Women's Coalition, National Center for Transgender Equality, National Council of Jewish Women, National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Employment Law Project, National Farm Worker Minsitry, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, National Immigration Law Center, National People's Action, National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance, NCAPA AAPI Immigration Table, NCLR, NEA, Organizing for Action, Peruvian American National Council, PICO, Presente.org, Religious Sisters of Charity, SAALT, SEIU , SEIU-UHW, SEIU-ULTCW, Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of Mercy Mid-Atlantic Justice Office, Southeast Immigrant Rights Network (SEIRN), Southern Poverty Law Center, UAW, UFCW : United Food and Commercial Workers International, UFW, UNITE HERE, United Mineworkers of America, United We Dream, US Action, US Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Voto Latino, and Youth and Young Adult Network of the National Farm Worker Ministry (YAYA-NFWM).
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