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Monday
Dec052011

Press Conference this Thursday- Bring your Kids!

Calling on youth in the Washington DC area!
Help carry the voices of thousands of young people to Congress and the White House!

Dear Friends in the DC Area-

We are inviting you—and the young people in your life—to participate in a powerful and historic moment! On Thursday, December 8 we will deliver over 5,000 letters to the White House and members of Congress, written by children all around the country. These letters express one united wish: an end to detentions and deportations so that all families can stay together.

The delivery of these letters represents the culmination of a campaign called A Wish for the Holidays. Over the past month, children and youth have learned about the issues, written their own stories of how deportations have affected them, and spoken out about the devastating impact immigration enforcement has on children and families.

Can you help us deliver these letters? We are forming a delegation of children, youth, parents and advocates. We are looking for youth of all ages to participate, both those who have personal experience with family separation and others who simply think that family separation must end. This is an amazing opportunity for a small group of children to carry forward the voices and wishes of thousands of others. Please join us!

Where: Capitol Hill
When: Thursday, December 8
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
What: We will start with a short planning session, then a press conference at 11:30, and will then divide into smaller groups to deliver letters to members of Congress. We will end with a debrief and have lunch together. The activities of the day will wrap up around 2:30pm
Details: Spanish-English interpretation, snacks, and lunch will be provided. Please let us know if you have other logistical needs that would enable your participation.

How: If you would like to participate, please contact Lisa Moore, lisa@domesticworkers.org<mailto:lisa@domesticworkers.org>, 415-640-4073.

Thank you for helping us to deliver this powerful wish! We hope you can join us!

A Wish for the Holidays is a project of We Belong Together, a collaboration of women’s and immigrant rights groups dedicated to highlighting the impact of immigration enforcement on women and children. Go to www.WeBelongTogether.org/wish<http://www.WeBelongTogether.org/wish> for more information.

Reader Comments (2)

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