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National Teleconference On Immigration Reform To Be Held Nov. 18th

National Teleconference on Immigration Reform Nov. 18th, 8 pm EST/5 pm PST

On November 18th the Reform Immigration FOR America Campaign (RI4A) will host a national teleconference with Congressman Luis Guittierez who will discuss his intention to introduce comprehensive immigration reform legislation before the end of the year.

To ensure participation of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP), the Asian American Justice Center/Asian Pacific American Legal Center in Los Angeles and South Asians for Opportunity will be working to organize AAPI venues/homes/offices around the country.

Parties scheduled for New York, Long Beach, San Gabriel Valley, Washington, Chicago, Philadelphia and more. For more info or to find a party near you, go to or email Curtis at

Virtual Townhall with Rep. Luis Guiterrez
Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Hosting a party
We are asking organizations and individuals to host an event at your home or community center for 10-15 people (or more if you have the capacity). Participants will be asked to listen and participate in the teleconference and then have a follow up discussion about the needs of AAPI communities and how AAPIs can get more involved in campaigning for immigration reform.

Hosts/organizers should register their events on the Reform Immigration FOR America website at .jsp?content_KEY=2968. Participants call also register.

AGENDA FOR THE EVENT: This is a suggested agenda for the event, but hosts/organizers can adapt as needed:
4:30PM PST/7:30PM EST: Participants arrive, sign in and get food
4:50PM PST/7:50PM EST: Welcome and overview by the Host, info on organizations
5PM PST/8PM EST: Join the Teleconference
5:30PM PST/8:30PM EST: Using discussion
questions (provided by AAJC/APALC) to have a follow up discussion with participants.
5:55 PM PST/8:55 PM EST: Ask participants to sign post cards and participate in other campaign actions (text campaign, facebook, petition, writing op-eds)
6 PM PST/9PM EST: Adjourn

We will provide the following materials to all hosts: Sign in sheets
Brochures on AAPI immigration needs
Discussion Guide
AAPI-specific Post Cards for Immigration Reform
Handbills for the RI4A Text-in Campaign
Staff contact for any questions/needs
Stamped Envelopes for Report Backs

Hosts/organizers will be expected to do the following: Register the event at .jsp?content_KEY=2968
Report back to APAP and AAJC/APALC by mailing the sign in sheet, post cards and having a short discussion with the staff contact.

Please let us know if you can join us.


Asian Pacific Americans for Progress



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