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Home Community Civil Rights Fil-Am “Reform Immigration for America” Task Force Will Join the “March for America”
Fil-Am “Reform Immigration for America” Task Force Will Join the “March for America” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ernesto Gange   
Friday, 19 March 2010 08:28


P hiladelphia, PA – The Filipino American Reform Immigration for America Task Force will join with the 100,000 immigrant rights and economic justice activists in Washington, DC on March 21, 2010. Its objective is to get media coverage by all media outlets during and after the “March for America.” 


The Task Force plans to activate all participants and their networks to join our email list and to use the momentum from “March for America” to mobilize during the Easter Recess and beyond.


The March for America will take place on Sunday, March 21, 2010, at the NATIONAL MALL, WASHINGTON, DC., (7th - 14th Sts.) and begin with an Interfaith service starting at 1:00 p.m., followed by the program from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The Fil-Am task force is part of a coalition of more-than 700 groups of over 60,000 people in 45 different states, organized to push for the approval of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America's Security And Progress (
CIR - ASAP)  HR  4321, ACT of 2009. This national action will send a message that we are at a pivotal moment in the history of our nation.


There are 12-million illegal immigrants in the country today, 250,000 of them are Filipinos and there is no law that will allow them to legalize their stay and become integrated in the American society. The American people have to be given a choice: Either to do nothing and watch our communities to be torn apart by the broken immigration system or stand up for our families and communities. 


The Task Force members demand Immigration Reform for New American Families and Economic Justice for All American Families.



Reports about the Immigration March the Day After:


From today's issue of the Philadelphia Inquirer:  The article mentions Ali Kronley, Joanne Sessa and Filipino-American leader Ernesto Gange.


Aerial photo—from the Associated Press:



From today's issue of the New York Times:


From today's issue of the Los Angeles Times:,0,6442141.story


We urge you to join with our fight for equality by contacting your Regional Field Director or call our HOTLINE AT 1-(866)-877-5944. If you want to join with the March for
America and ride in the bus on Sunday from Philadelphia, please call Linda Monica at 609.903.1123 or Gwen at 856.905.5722. The March for America on March 21 is just one phase of this fight.  After we get home, we need people to organize for public actions on Congress during the Easter Recess.  This is our chance to send the message to these policy-and-decision makers: The time for immigration reform is NOW
Last week, on March 11, twelve leaders in the immigration reform community met with President Barack Obama at the White House. They urged him to keep his promise to pass immigration reform this year, and to curb overzealous enforcement efforts that have broken more immigrant families apart. The President indicated that he is committed to moving forward with the bill this spring. Our "MARCH FOR
AMERICA" in WASHINGTON on Sunday, 21 March 2010, will show how serious we are, and we will force Congress and the President of the United States of America to take action NOW. # # #


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