Fast For Families Across America – Bus Tour Launches

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5:03 PM Eastern – Tuesday, February 25, 2014

On the road to making immigration reform history

BY KATE THOMAS

What an amazing start to the “Fast for Families Across America” journey! Yesterday, clergy, labor and immigrant rights activists marched through downtown Los Angeles to kick off a national bus tour to push for immigration reform.

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The march traveled all the way to City Hall for the main press event. Led by Congresswoman Judy Chu, hundreds of union members, people of faith and immigrant rights leaders joined together to speak their minds about the need for commonsense immigration reform that provides a pathway to citizenship.

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“Congress can no longer ignore the inhumanity of our immigration system and the voices of hope and faith within their own backyards,” said Fast for Families leader Eliseo Medina.

“The true power of our movement, united as one, is evident as we prepare to bring our voices to bear across America,” said Dae Joong Yoon, Executive Director of NAKASEC. “We are here to share our struggles, our dreams, and our hopes with lawmakers across the country. We’re here to tell those lawmakers that the dream that your ancestors came for to America for is the dream our families share.”

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