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100 Faith Leaders to Gather for Prayer Circle Outside Senator Bennet's Office

Human Dignity & Just Immigration Reform

March 22, 2013

Media Advisory

 

Friday, March 22, 2013

 

Media Contact:

Rev. Nelson Bock

Clergy Leader, Together Colorado

720-838-8914

 

Stephanie Gustafson

Communications, Together Colorado

Stephanie@togetherco.org, 720.838.6392

 

100 Faith Leaders to Gather for Prayer Circle Outside Senator Bennet's Office

Calling for immigration reform that provides a safe pathway to citizenship for 11 million aspiring citizens in 7 years

What:  More than 100 faith leaders with Together Colorado will gather outside Senator Bennet's office for a Prayer Circle for immigration reform.  Leaders will gather for prayer and share their testimonies. They will:

  • lift up to Senator Bennet the pain of Together Colorado's families who are facing deportation,
  • surround their families in a circle of protection who face the awful reality of deportation. 

Additionally, leaders will present to Senator Bennet a letter from 70 Together Colorado clergy supporting a pathway to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans in seven years.

Why:  As a member of the “Gang of 8”, Senator Bennet is playing a key role in the drafting of Immigration legislation. The current immigration draft calls for a 13 to 15-year pathway to citizenship for families, which is far too long for aspiring citizens. There needs to be an immigration policy that strengthens families and minimizes separations caused by long visa waits, needless detention, and unreasonable restrictions on travel for education, health care, or family emergencies. Together Colorado, as a member of the PICO National Network and the national Campaign for Citizenship, is calling for a 7-year pathway to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans.  Senator Bennet needs to hear from his constituents, Together Colorado clergy and faith leaders, families and youth, immigrants and allies, that 7 years is long enough. 

Where:  Senator Bennet’s Office, 1127 Sherman St., Denver, CO 80203

When: Monday, March 25, 2013 from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Who:  Together Colorado faith leaders, Paz Mendez who is facing deportation in April, and undocumented families will give testimonies.

For more information see the Together Colorado/PICO Immigration Reform platform.

 

 

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