ICAN has been one of the leaders of the peace and justice work in Iowa and have added our support to a newly formed network for immigration reform. The Network for Immigration Reform Now is building a campaign for humane immigration reform legislation to be passed this summer. This work is at a critical juncture. Advocates fear if it is not passed this summer it will be years before this opportunity comes again.
Network for Immigration Reform Now is planning a series of events to advance the passage of immigration reform during this Congressional session.
Walk for Immigration Now June 15
The first event is a Walk for Immigration Reform Now to take place on Saturday, June 15; 1 pm – 3 pm. This walk through the Latino business corridor in Des Moines to the Hispanic Education Resources will highlight the gifts the Latino communities have brought to Iowa.
Other events building toward a late July rally include: an interfaith prayer service and lobby activities.
We hope to make this a broad based and visible campaign. On behalf of the network, ICAN invites you to be part of this effort.
For additional information contact
Kathleen McQuillen, IA Program Coordinator
American Friends Service Committee
515-274-4851, ext: 22
Joe Enriquez Henry, State Director
League of United Latin American Citizens USA