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Tuning In For Immigration Reform


National dialogue led by Rep. Gutierrez signals one more step towards just and humane legislation


What:   Led by Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), thousands will join Families, Freedom and Faith “house parties” on November 18 to openly discuss the benefits and challenges of reforming our broken immigration system.  The conversation will be broadcast live via telephone to over 325 locations nationwide.  In Los Angeles, more than ten house parties will be held. Four sites will be open to members of the press.


Who:    Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), LA-Voice Pico, and other members of the Reform Immigration FOR America Campaign.


When:   Wednesday, November 18, 2009, English:  5 p.m. (PST),   Spanish:  6 p.m. (PST)

Where:  House Party in English and Spanish (5 p.m. and 6 p.m.)

                        2845 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA  90005 (first floor - Corner of 7th and Hoover)

                        House Party in English and Spanish (5 p.m. and 6 p.m.)

                        Dolores Mission Church, 170 S Gless Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

        Youth House Party in English (6:30 p.m.)

        2533 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA  90057 (west of Alvarado Street)


          House Party in English (4:30 p.m.)

              California State University Northridge, 1811 Nordhoff St., Northridge CA 91330 Chicano/a House (on Plummer St & Etiwanda - in front of the Art Building)


Why:    Congressman Luis Gutierrez is expected to introduce immigration reform legislation soon.  Thousands of Americans want to learn what reform would look like.  On Nov. 18, hundred will join friends and families at homes, union halls, churches, ESL classes, and community organizations to hear about the proposed bill and take action in the fight for immigration reform.  What components will be included in the legislation?  When will the bill be debated?  How soon can it pass? And, what can community members do to support the campaign and to involve other people?

Visuals:        Men, women and youth gathered to listen and ask questions.  Participants will then dialogue about what they just heard.  American flags and campaign posters.

        For information about the national campaign, please contact us or visit .








Charla Nacional Para Avanzar Una Reforma Migratoria

Congresista Luis Gutierrez dirige diálogo y ofrece soluciones prácticas


QUE:    Liderados por el Congresista Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), miles de personas en más de 325 lugares en Estados Unidos se reunirán el 18 de noviembre para dialogar sobre los beneficios y los retos de una reforma migratoria.  Titulado “Charlas” de Familias, Libertad, y Fe, cada taller incluye entre 10 y 20 personas conectadas por el teléfono con el Congresista y los otros participantes.  En Los Angeles se celebran más de diez charlas.  Cuatro están abiertas a los medios de prensa.


QUIEN:  Coalición Pro Derechos del Inmigrante en Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Central American Resource Center (CARECEN), LA-Voice Pico, y otros integrantes de la campaña nacional Reforma Migratoria PRO América (RI4A).


CUANDO: Miércoles, 18 de noviembre de 2009, Inglés: 5 p.m. (PST),       Español: 6 p.m. (PST)

DONDE:  Charla en Inglés y en Español (5 p.m. and 6 p.m.)

                        2845 West 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA  90005 (primer piso – esquina de 7th and Hoover)

                        Charla en Inglés y en Español (5 p.m. and 6 p.m.)

                        Dolores Mission Church, 170 South Gless Street, Los Angeles, CA 90033

        Charla para Jóvenes en Inglés (6:30 p.m.)

        2533 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA  90057 (oeste de Alvarado Street)


          Charla en Inglés (4:30 p.m.)

              California State University Northridge, 1811 Nordhoff St., Northridge CA 91330 Chicano/a House (en Plummer St & Etiwanda – frente a Facultad de Arte)


Por Qué:        Se espera que a principios de diciembre de este año el Congresista Gutierrez presente su propuesta de ley para reformar las leyes de inmigración.  Miles de estadounidenses quieren saber de qué se trata esta propuesta, cómo beneficia a nuestras comunidades, qué posibilidades existen de que sea aprobada una reforma, y qué podemos hacer para lograr nuestra meta.  Aún de más importancia, cuándo será debatida dicha propuesta.

Visuales:       Hombres, mujeres, y jóvenes escuchando atentamente y haciendo preguntas acerca de la propuesta de ley del Congresista.  Banderas norteamericanas y carteles pro reforma.

        Para más información acerca de la campaña, favor visitar .


Contactos: Jorge-Mario Cabrera, (562) 243-5559

Anike Tourse, (213) 210-6735


STORY TAGS: immigration, hispanic, latin, latino, latina, spanish, speaking, reform, government, minority, news, Families, Freedom and Faith “house parties”, gutierrez

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