IMMIGRANT DAY 2013 RECAP
Of mobilizing, rallying and advocating for immigrant communities at the state Capitol. We experienced yet another inspiring and moving advocacy day for immigrants this year.
2013 is shaping to be a momentous 'year of the immigrant,' and CA has the opportunity to be a national leader. On May 20, 2013, over 500 immigrant community members, leaders and advocates from throughout the state gathered to support the Immigrant Day 2013 Policy Platform. We demonstrated our deep commitment and vision for CA to be a more inclusive and progressive state.
To our friends, partners, you - for participating and advancing pro-immigrant policies for One CA. Numerous hours of planning and coordinating, overnight bus trips to Sacramento, legislative and community speakers, and the collective effort of hundreds made Immigrant Day 2013 possible. Thank you for being a part of this cherished annual gathering, and we look forward to continuing our shared efforts for tangible, meaningful changes in our golden state.
For more information, visit www.caimmigrant.org/immigrantday2013
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Donors: California Labor Federation, Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, Ignacio Hernandez, Mark Masaoka, Placer People of Faith Together, UFCW Local 5, UFCW Western States Council
Speakers: Assemblymember Paul Fong, Assemblymember V. Manuel Perez, Assemblymember Rob Bonta, Reverend Deborah Lee (East Bay Interfaith Immigration Coalition), Art Pulaski (California Labor Federation), Cho Yong Hak (Korean Resource Center), New Latthivongskorn (Asian Law Caucus/ASPIRE), Ana Vilma Sanchez (Mujeres Unidas y Activas, CA Domestic Workers Coalition), Moises Escalante (Pueblo de Fe), Cindy Wang (Asian Resources, Inc.)
Regional Leads: Amparo Cid (California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation), Ana Garcia (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles), Dalia Rubiano Yedida (Mujeres Unidas y Activas), Elizabeth Maldonado Robinson (Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice of San Diego County), Erika Sarmiento (Dolores Street Community Services), Fernando Romero (Justice for Immigrants Coalition of Inland Southern California), Jonathan Bibriesca (Orange County Dream Team), Jongran Kim (Korean Resource Center), Jorge Cabrera (Dream Team LA), Mary Helen Doherty (Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry CA), Ramon Urbano (Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry CA), Rev. Lindi Ramsden (Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry California), Sabina Gonzalez (Communities for a New California), Zelica Rodriguez-Deams (Services, Immigrant Rights & Education Network)
And our wonderful Planning Committee, who helped plan the program and created the policy platform.