Immigrant Communities to Obama, Congress and Senate: Do Not Take Our Vote for Granted

PRESS RELEASE 

 

Immigrant Communities to Obama, Congress and Senate: 

Do Not Take Our Vote for Granted 


Chicago, IL.
October 31, 2014.  One the eve of mid-term elections, Latino communities are carrying out a nationally coordinated action in key states with large Latino populations to send a strong message to President Obama, Congress and Senate that the time to act is NOW on immigration reform and on administrative relief for undocumented families. 

 

This action is coordinated by the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC).  Members and allies will host vigils, community forums, marches, rallies and a massive social media actions to put pressure on politicians. Local activities will take place in Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Greenville, NC, Homestead, FL, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA

We have waited long enough. You ask for our vote, and we ask you to take action,” said Teodoro Aguiluz, Executive Director of CRECEN/America Para Todos in Houston, an organization that is hosting a vigil in front of an immigration detention center in Houston, TX. “Congress needs to stop delaying immigration reform and the President should take immediate action on administrative relief from deportations, ” added Aguiluz.

Our communities are watching closely and will vote based on performance on immigration issues,” said Patricia Montes Executive Director of Centro Presente in Boston, MA. “We are not wedded to any political party, we are looking for results and a more humane response to immigration policy” concluded Montes.

We are using social media platforms to speak out and tell elected officials that we are tired of being held hostage to partisan games” stated Angela Sanbrano, Director of the Network of Mexican Leaders and Organizations, based in Los Angeles. Meanwhile in Homestead, FL, community activist Levis Torres and NALACC board member added, “As we prepare for mid-term elections, now is the time for politicians to show Latino community that you are serious about stopping deportations.”
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About NALACC. NALACC is a network of community-based; Latino and Caribbean immigrant-led organizations in the US that seeks to raise the quality of life for immigrant communities in the United States, as well as communities in migrant-sending countries in Latin America. Over the years, NALACC has built close working relationships with key civil society organizations throughout Latin America.  

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Centro Presente is a state-wide, membership-based Latino immigrant organization that advocates for immigrant rights and for economic and social justice through the integration of community organizing, leadership development and basic services.