Causa Oregon is a partner in the national Keeping Families Together Campaign.
Our nation’s broken immigration system tears families apart. With 11 million undocumented immigrants in our country, the largest grassroots immigrant rights organizations are launching a new campaign to fix our patchwork of failed and mismanaged immigration policies so that families have a pathway to citizenship and can stay together.
These families will be the voice of the “Keeping Families Together” campaign. They will lift the veil on the moral crisis of family separation and tell their story of our broken immigration process to illustrate why we need change now.
Keeping Families Together highlights the stories of immigrant families who struggle to cope with the heartbreaking effects of our country’s broken immigration system. The website encourages people to share their personal stories and empowers them by building a community to advocate for immigration reform.
Uniting with immigrant activists, advocates and champions, these families will demand a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in this country. The Keeping Families Together campaign tour will stop in cities across the country, including New York, Detroit, Kalamazoo, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., among others. Family stories will be told at campaign rallies, vigils and community dinners and will be recorded and shared with policymakers.
Keeping Families Together is a project of the Fair Immigration Reform Movement and powered by the Center for Community Change. For more information, visit www.keepingfamiliestogether.net
OREGON CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF EVENT
Causa Oregon has partnered with immigrant activists, advocates and champions from across the nation in the Keeping Families Together Campaign. The campaign brings together individuals, community organizations and leaders, and elected officials from across the Nation who support humane immigration reform and policies to keep families together.
On January 15th, Causa, Oregon’s Statewide Immigrant Rights Organization, will hold a press conference in Portland launching the campaign in Oregon.
Keeping Family Together Campaign Kick-off
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 10AM
Location: USCIS Building, 1455 NW Overton Street, Portland, OR 97209