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October 5: National Day of Dignity and Respect

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On October 5, 2013 the broadest and most diverse movement, including our vast immigrant communities in America as well as faith, labor, and civil rights groups, will join in marches and rallies in over 40 cities across our nation calling for Congress to pass immigration reform with legalization that leads to citizenship in 2013. We will demand respect for our hard work and for the many contributions we make to the nation’s culture, economy, communities, and faith. We will march for commonsense immigration reform with legalization that leads to citizenship, legal immigration rules that promote family unity and protect worker rights,an end to the destruction of our families through deportations, and a halt to the rush towards massive wasteful spending on unneeded border militarization and for profit immigrant detention prisons.

We march for an America where our hard work is honored; where our many contributions to the nation are respected; and where our families and children can dream of building lives of dignity and without fear. We cannot let the continued failures of Washington result in more families torn apart, more abusive employers and poverty wages, more children who cannot dream. We march for a better America for all, and we invite all our friends to join us.  It’s time to raise our voices and make sure Congress hears our call for Dignity and Respect!

There is a growing list of national and local groups and national leaders calling for these marches. This includes labor, faith organizations, immigrant and civil rights groups, community organizations, and youth groups. Initial conveners include the ACLU, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, AFT, Alliance for a Just Society, Alliance for Citizenship, American Jewish Committee, America's Voice, APALA, Asesores de Conmigua, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC, CAMBIO, Center for Community Change, Church World Service, Credo, CWA, Family Immigration Organization, Farmworker Justice, FIRM, Gamaliel, Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional, Immigration Equality Action Fund, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Jobs with Justice, LCLAA, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NAKASEC, NALACC, NALEO, National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Employment Law Project, NCLR, Organizing for Action, PICO, Presente.org, Religious Sisters of Charity, SAALT, SEIU, UAW, UFCW, UFW, UNITE HERE, United We Dream and US Action..Read below for the full growing list of national and local endorsements.

To add your endorsement to this event, please fill out the form here. Any questions about the event, how to attend one, or how to get involved should be directed at octoberimmigration@gmail.com.

En Español

El 5 de octubre de 2013, al movimiento más amplio y diverso, que incluye comunidades de inmigrantes en Estados Unidos, comunidades de fe, sindicatos y grupos de derechos civiles se unirán a las marchas y manifestaciones en más de 40 ciudades en todo el país haciendo un llamado al Congreso para que aprueben una reforma migratoria con una legalización que conduzca a la ciudadanía en el 2013. Exigiremos el respeto por nuestro arduo trabajo y por nuestras contribuciones a la cultura, la economía, a las comunidades y a la fe de este país. Marcharemos por una reforma migratoria con sentido común con una legalización que lleve a la ciudadanía, normas legales de inmigración que promuevan la unidad familiar y protejan los derechos de los trabajadores, y se ponga fin a la destrucción de nuestras familias por medio de las deportaciones, y al alto presupuesto invertido innecesariamente para la militarización de la frontera  y para los centros de detención que lucran con la comunidad inmigrante.

Marchamos por un Estados Unidos en donde se honre nuestro trabajo; donde nuestras contribuciones al país sean respetadas; y en donde nuestras familias y nuestros niños puedan realizar sus sueños de construir vidas dignas y sin temor. No podemos dejar que los fracasos constantes de Washington resulten en un mayor número de familias desechas, más empleadores abusivos y salarios míseros, más niños que no puedan realizar sus sueños. Marcharemos por un mejor Estados Unidos para todos, e invitamos a todos nuestros amigos a unirse a nosotros. ¡Es tiempo de alzar nuestras voces y asegurarnos de que el Congreso escuche nuestro llamado de Dignidad y Respeto!

Existe una amplia lista de grupos nacionales y locales así como de líderes nacionales que cada día sigue incrementándose haciendo un llamado para estas marchas. Esto incluye a grupos laborales, organizaciones de fe, grupos de inmigrantes y derechos civiles, organizaciones comunitarias, y grupos de jóvenes. Los convocantes iniciales incluyen a la ACLU, AFL-CIO, AFSCME, AFT, Alliance for a Just Society, Alliance for Citizenship, American Jewish Committee, America's Voice, APALA, Asesores de Conmigua, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC, CAMBIO, Center for Community Change, Church World Service, Credo, CWA, Family Immigration Organization, Farmworker Justice, FIRM, Gamaliel, Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional, Immigration Equality Action Fund, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Jobs with Justice, LCLAA, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, LULAC, Mi Familia Vota, NAKASEC, NALACC, NALEO, National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Employment Law Project, NCLR, Organizing for Action, PICO, Presente.org, Religious Sisters of Charity, SAALT, SEIU, UAW, UFCW, UFW, UNITE HERE, United We Dream y US Action.

Para incluir su organizacion a la amplia lista de patricinadores, favor de inscribirse a www.seiu.org/endorse. Si hay preguntas sobre los eventos y sobre el trabajo en su estado, favor de ponerse en contacto con octoberimmigration@gmail.com.

Endorsements

National Endorsers:


ACLU
AFL-CIO
AFSCME
AFT
Alliance for a Just Society
Alliance for Citizenship 
American Jewish Committee
America's Voice
Asesores de Conmigua

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - AAJC
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance 
CAMBIO
CCC 
Church World Service 
Credo 
CWA 
Family Immigration Organization
Farmworker Justice
FIRM 
Gamaliel 
Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional 
Immigration Equality Action Fund
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Jobs with Justice
LCLAA
Leadership Conference of Women Religious

LULAC
Mi Familia Vota
NAKASEC
NALACC
NALEO
National Domestic Workers Alliance
National Employment Law Project 
NCLR
Organizing for Action
PICO
Presente.org

Religious Sisters of Charity
SAALT
SEIU
UAW
UFCW
UFW
UNITE HERE
United We Dream
US Action



Local Endorsers:

ALABAMA

Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice


ARKANSAS

Arkansas United Community Coalition


ARIZONA

Arizona Comprehensive Immigration Reform Table
Campaign for Citizenship - Neighborhood Ministries
Promise Arizona


CALIFORNIA

Alliance San Diego

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
Fecademin Michoacán
Latinos Unidos y Activos de Santa Barbara
Mobilize the Immigrant Vote


FLORIDA

Organaizacion Hondurena Francisco Morazan


GEORGIA

Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR)

North Georgia Immigrant Justice


IDAHO

Alliance for a Just Society

Idado Community Action Network


ILLINOIS

Chicago Celts for Immigration Reform
Federacion Jalicense
LGBTQ Immigrant Rights Coalition of Chicago
Onaychi
Project Irene


MASSACHUSETTS

Dominican Development Center
Latinos Unidos en Massachusetts

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition 


MICHIGAN

Sisters, Home Visitors of Mary


MISSOURI

Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates


NEVADA

Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada


NEW HAMPSHIRE

NH United Church of Christ


NEW YORK

Greater Rochester Coalition for Immigrant Justice

Hudson Valley Patriots for Immigration Reform
Interfaith Alliance of Rochester

New York Immigration Coalition

Wayne Action for Racial Equality


NORTH CAROLINA

AMEXCAN, Association of Mexicans in North Carolina, Inc.
Fuerza y Libertad
Latin American Coalition


OHIO

Spanish American Committee
Ohio Justice and Policy Center


RHODE ISLAND

Comite de Inmigrantes en Accion 


TENNESSEE

Allies of Knoxville's Immigrant Neighbors (AKIN)


TEXAS

Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice
CRECEN

Houston Peace and Justice Center
Texas Organizing Project


VIRGINIA

Dreamer Moms Virginia


WASHINGTON

Washington CAN!


WISCONSIN

Voces de la Frontera

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