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March for Immigration Reform in DC on March 21

March 12th, 2010

On March 21, in coordination with the Ecumenical Advocacy Days Conference, a broad coalition of religious organizations from across the faith and ideological spectrum will bring thousands of people of faith to Washington, DC, for a powerful expression of unified support for just, humane immigration reform that keeps families together and strengthens the economy.

President Obama promised a common sense solution to fix the broken immigration system. But it’s getting late and opportunity could well be lost to set things right if Congress does not act now.

The March for America is being held in conjunction with Ecumenical Advocacy Days. The Missionary Oblates JPIC office is one of the sponsors of Ecumenical Advocacy Days, and has a history of active involvement in this annual faith based education and training event on important justice and peaces issues.

The March for America will make clear to the President and Congress that communities are deeply affected by a broken immigration reform system and the American people are tired of waiting. The time to fix our broken immigration system is now. People of faith will join with tens of thousands of labor, civil and community groups who support immigrants and their families in the March for America. Some events are also scheduled before the march;

Mass for Immigrants – His Eminence Roger Cardinal Mahoney, the Archbishop of Los Angeles, will be the celebrant, along with Bishop John C. Wester Bishop of Salt Lake City, Chairman, USCCB Committee on Migration.

Date: March 21, 2010

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Location: St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Upper Church, 19 Eye Street, NW, (corner of N. Capitol and I Streets).

Interfaith Prayer Vigil: Connect with people of faith in a prayer service

When: 1- 2:00pm

Where: National Mall between 7th and 14th Streets.

March for America Rally: Join thousands of supporters at the Lincoln Memorial for the March For America, to demand comprehensive immigration reform that protects family unity, safeguards workers, creates a path to legalization and secures the borders.

When: 2- 5:00pm

Where: National Mall between 7th and 14th Streets.

Be one of the thousands of people gathering in Washington D.C to advocate for Comprehensive Immigration Reform—because change takes courage and faith.

Sign up to join the March!!

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