New Yorkers March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect
- New York 10/04/2013 (WBAI)

On Saturday, October 5th, thousands of New Yorkers will rally at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn and march over the Brooklyn Bridge in one of more than 170 events in 150 cities in 40 states across the country to press Congress to pass immigration reform this year. Other gatherings will take place across the state, including Buffalo, Poughkeepsie, Binghamton, and Brentwood. New Yorkers for Real Immigration Reform, a campaign coordinated by the New York Immigration Coalition, will bring together elected officials, community leaders, and labor, faith, and advocacy groups from across New York State to send a message to Congress to pass an immigration reform bill that keeps families together, provides a pathway to citizenship, and brings some reason and fairness to our immigration system.
 
When: Saturday, October 5th, NOON
 
Where: 200 Cadman Plaza, Downtown Brooklyn
 
Closest Trains:  F at York St; A, C at High St; 4, 5, R at Borough Hall
 
Speakers (list in formation):
Senator Charles Schumer
Mary Kay Henry, international president, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Steven Choi, executive director, New York Immigration Coalition
Hina Naveed and Max Ahmed, recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Guillermo Chacon, executive director, Latino Commission on AIDS
Linda Sarsour, executive director, Arab American Association of New York
Bakary Tandia, policy advocate, African Services Committee
S.J Jung, board president, MinKwon Center for Community Action
Nancy Peredo, member of Make the Road New York
Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez
Adolfo Carrión, 2013 New York City mayoral candidate*
Mario Cilento, president, New York State AFL-CIO
Congressman Jerrold Nadler
Bill de Blasio, 2012 New York City mayoral candidate*
Members, New Immigrant Community Empowerment
Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
Vinny Alvarez, president, Central Labor Council
Congresswoman Grace Meng
Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York
Rabbi David Adelson, East End Temple
 
Entertainment:
DJs Chief Boima and Geko Jones
Cetiliztli Nauhcampa Quetzacoatl in Ixachitlan
CHIA Marching Band
Rebel Diaz

More than 170 Events Planned Nationwide

For a list of gatherings happening in New York State, click read more.

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