Friday, March 09, 2007

Border Action Network Fundraiser for D.C. Trip

The Border Action Network is organizing an unprecedented trip of immigrants and advocates to Washington, D.C. to meet with powerbrokers; but they need the community's assistance.

To get a better idea of the work they do than the Tucson Citizen provides below, please visit their website or read the entry I wrote last year after attending one of their important community meetings.

Here's the lowdown for their latest human rights campaign:

As US Congress gears up to initiate the discussion on immigration reform, the Border Community Alliance for Human Rights (representing border and interior communities), the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) and the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC) are joining their efforts to bring more that five hundred representatives from their respective communities across the nation to carry out national educational and legislative days (March 13-15) for fair and comprehensive immigration reform and humane border security policies.

On March 13th a Congressional Briefing on Comprehensive Immigration Reform will be hold at Capitol Hill. At this briefing representatives of the convening networks will present their reports, testimonies and proposal to congressional staffers.


Groups like the Border Action Network are truly grassroots movements. They have little money but do honorable and vitally important work. Please consider donating to their worthy cause to help make this upcoming trip successful, as well as providing seed money for future campaigns. Here is the link to their secure online donation page.

Paz (¡y Justicia!)

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