For the first 100 days of the Obama Administration, the Familias Unidas campaign together with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus held mass meetings in 23 cities across the nation. U.S citizens testified about the destruction of their families by our broken immigration laws, thousands signed petitions to the President and many tears were shed, many prayers were prayed, as the suffering of our community was put before the President to remind him of his promise to the Latino community.
This battle comes down to one man – President Obama – who has the capacity AND the moral obligation to provide temporary relief to millions of our undocumented parents, workers, neighbors and to stop the racial profiling programs that ICE runs through local law enforcement. We don’t need Congress to solve this crisis, we need one President to fulfill his promises.
The President has ignored our suffering. We will give him one last chance.
On July 28th, Familia Latina Unida will join with organizations and families across the nation to bring 500 U.S. citizen children and young people to the White House.
We will gather in front of the White House at 4 P.M. on Wednesday, July 28th and then march to a nearby Church for a town hall meeting at 7:00 P.M. to which we are inviting President Obama and his family.
These U.S. citizen children and young people have a right to an explanation and to action on their behalf.
We are asking your organization, your church or you as an individual to co-sponsor and support this effort by our children and our young people. There are several things that the children and young people are asking us to do:
- 1. Help organize Family delegations to visit your congressman. Ask your congressman to sign a letter asking President Obama to place a moratorium on deportations until comprehensive immigration reform can be passed and demanding that the President respect and meet with the children and young people in Washington on July 28th.
- 2. Help organize a family delegation to visit the Mayor of your city and urge the Mayor to support the trip to Washington and to sign a letter asking President Obama to place a moratorium on deportations until comprehensive immigration reform can be passed and demanding that the President respect and meet with the children and young people in Washington on July 28th
- 3. Help organize a street collection Fundraising Day to raise money to send a delegation from your city to Washington D.C. on July 28th..
- 4. Send one or more family representatives to D.C. on July 28th
Please contact us quickly if you, your church or your organization will join us in this second round of the Familias Unidas campaign. We must not become discouraged. The darkest hour comes just before dawn and what God has joined together, no man, and no government, must be allowed to separate.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 773.847.7282
For more information, see our website at www.familialatinaunid.org