Dear Social Justice Community,
As you may know, the Catholic community across the nation is still working to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Congress this Session. This Wednesday, November 13th, in honor of the Feast Day of St. Frances Cabrini, Patron Saint of Immigrants, Justice for Immigrants is asking all Catholics to participate in their National Call-In Day to Congress.
The toll-free number is 1-855-589-5698. When you call, you will be asked to enter your zip code using your phone’s keypad, and then you will be connected to your Representative’s DC Office. The message you should deliver is short and simple: “Please support a pathway to citizenship and oppose the SAFE Act.” Since January, Catholics have sent over 65,000 Justice for Immigrants postcards to Congress; we could have just as many phone calls in this one day! Please pass this along as you see appropriate.
Additionally, the Missouri Association for Social Welfare is hosting an Immigration Forum this Friday, November 15th from noon-2 p.m. Naomi Carranza, who is a student at Notre Dame high school and a DREAMer, is an especially powerful speaker! Here is all of the information:
Immigration Reform: What, Why and How
Path to Citizenship * Family Reunification * Workers * DREAMERs
Naomi Carranza: DREAMer Student at Notre Dame High School
Vanessa Crawford-Aragon: MO Immigrant and Refugee Advocates
Virginia Nesmith: Former ED of National Farm Worker Ministry
Ken Schmitt: Immigration Attorney, US Legal Solutions
When: Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 12:00p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Highlands Golf Course inside Forest Park
5163 Clayton Avenue inside Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63110
(Just down the road from the entrance to the Planetarium)
The Forum is Free
Lunch Buffet available for $10.00
Free CEH’s are available for Licensed Clinical Social Workers