Camino Americano:

Rally and March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect

On October 8th, tens of thousands will gathered on the National Mall to celebrate Camino Americano: the rally for Immigrant Dignity and Respect before marching to the U.S. Capitol to send a message to the House of Representatives: Get Immigration Reform Done; and Get it Done Now.  For our families, for our communities, for our country.

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"Camino Americano" 

is the Washington DC exclamation point on hundreds of actions across the country for immigrant dignity and respect.  Tens of thousands will come to the National Mall to share stories of suffering and strength and demand passage of commonsense immigration reform. Confirmed speakers range from civil rights legend Julian Bond to Maryland mom Alicia Silva, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to iconic singer Lila Downs.  Starting with a somber reading of the names of people who have died at the border or been deported, it will close with a rousing march to the U.S. Capitol where hundreds of national leaders will take hard-hitting action to send a message to Congress - the Time is Now: America Needs Immigration Reform.

Speakers begin at 10th Street on the Mall at noon where activists will welcome world-famous Los Tigres Del Norte, a six time Grammy winning political ensemble considered the "Voz Del Movimiento" for its litany of songs focused on the lives of undocumented immigrants.   Unete a Nosotros

Location: National Mall

LOCAL HOSTS 


CASA in Action 

CASA in Action is a Latino and immigration advocacy organization based in Maryland and organizes immigrants in Virginia. CASA in Action facilitates greater electoral and campaign engagement by Latinos and immigrants by providing political education, candidate endorsements, and Get-Out-The Vote activities. CASA in Action is the regional partner to the national campaign for immigration reform and has hosted mega-rallies and marches in Washington, DC numbering from 25,000 to 500,000 across the past 7 years.  CASA in Action hosted the April 10, 2013 rally of 100,000 that featured top national religious leadership, Members of Congress, and top talent including Mrs. Tañón, Andy Andy, Alvaro Torres, and more.   

SEIU 32BJ

With more than 120,000 members, 32BJ SEIU is largest property services local in the United States with members throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic.  In addition to organizing for justice in the workplace, 32BJ has been a key partner in the campaign for immigration reform and in that role has co-hosted with CASA the largest mobilizations in the country across the past 7 years.  SEIU brings to the table enormous national-level capacity to manage large-scale event logistics, production, and security.

NATIONAL HOSTS 


AFL-CIO

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is an expression of the hopes and aspirations of the working people of America.

We resolve to fulfill the yearning of the human spirit for liberty, justice and community; to advance individual and associational freedom; to vanquish ­oppression, privation and cruelty in all their forms; and to join with all persons, of whatever nationality or faith, who cherish the cause of democracy and the call of solidarity, to grace the planet with these achievements.

We dedicate ourselves to improving the lives of working families, bringing fairness and dignity to the workplace and securing social equity in the Nation.

Alliance for Citizenship

The Alliance for Citizenship, the national coalition of hundreds of immigrant rights groups, labor unions, business, and community and civic organizations, is united to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship for 11 million this year.

 

Center for Community Change

The mission of the Center for Community Change is to build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to have a significant impact in improving their communities and the policies and institutions that affect their lives.

The Center for Community Change strengthens, connects and mobilizes grassroots groups to enhance their leadership, voice and power. We believe that vibrant community-based organizations, led by the people most affected by social and economic injustice, are key to putting an end to the failed "on your own" mentality of the right and building a new politics based on community values.

Founded in 1968 to honor the life and values of Robert F. Kennedy, the Center is one of the longest-standing champions for low-income people and communities of color. Together, our expert staff and dynamic partners confront the vital issues of today and build the social movements of tomorrow.

National Education Association  

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education - from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.  

SEIU International

We are the Service Employees International Union, an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.

The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA)

The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA) was co-founded in 1997 by actors Jimmy Smits, Sonia Braga, Esai Morales, Merel Julia and Washington, D.C. lawyer Felix Sanchez.  NHFA's mission is to promote Latinos interested in careers in the entertainment and telecommunications                                                      industries.


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