Miles tomaran las calles de Seattle para la Decimocuarta Marcha-Manifestación Anual por los Derechos de los Inmigrantes y Trabajadores

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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA

Para publicación inmediata: Lunes, 21 de Abril 2014

Contacto: El Comité y La Coalición de Acción Primero de Mayo,206.650.2106 | 206.696.1348, em:  info@elcomitewa.org, Twitter Tag: #May1stSea

Miles tomaran las calles de Seattle para la Decimocuarta Marcha-Manifestación Anual por los Derechos de los Inmigrantes y Trabajadores, el primero de mayo del 2014.

SEATTLE – En espera que miles de manifestantes tomen las calles de Seattle este Jueves 1º  de Mayo, para la Decimocuarta Marcha en Manifestación por los Derechos de los Inmigrantes y Trabajadores entre otros. Con el espíritu de unidad y solidaridad en las comunidades de todo el país migrante y trabajadora.

Los organizadores en Seattle se centrarán en un tema universal: La Unidad con todos los trabajadores, sin distinción de raza, clase social, género, afiliación religiosa, identidad sexual, habilidad o estatus migratorio.

Detalles del evento e información:

¿Qué? La Decimocuarta Marcha Manifestación Anual por los Derechos de los Inmigrantes y Trabajadores, Primero de Mayo 2014

¿Quiénes? Miles de trabajadores y partidarios pro de los derechos del inmigrante.
Vamos a escuchar los testimonios de miembros de la comunidad, acompañados por                  los aliados de la comunidad sindical, justicia social así como de las comunidades de Fe.

¿Cuándo? La marcha comenzará del punto de inicio a las 3:00 p.m. el Jueves, 1 de mayo del 2014.

¿Dónde? La Marcha comenzará en la Iglesia Sta. María (611 20th AVE, Seattle, WA 98144) y concluirá con una manifestación en el Parque Westlake (401 Pine ST).

Referencia:
El tema de la marcha del 2014 se centrará en la búsqueda de la justicia para todos los trabajadores, dentro de un esquema basado por la comunidad para el diálogo sobre los derechos de los trabajadores e inmigrantes, con funcionarios políticos bipartidistas, por la inacción y negligencia que han sido estos cómplices en el uso de tácticas duras en la aplicación de la ley como;
* Las redadas coordinadas entre las diferentes agencias del gobierno,
* El perfil racial de los inmigrantes y el uso discriminatorio de programas de verificación de empleo.
* La reciente propuesta de ley que ha sido aprobada en el Senado (S.B. 744) son un ejemplo de implementar aún más la de mano dura, ignorando los derechos humanos y civiles universales e internacionales que ellos tienen.

Como comunidad, estamos exigiendo una orden ejecutiva que cese toda deportación de detenidos no-violentos y que conceda una expansión de la acción diferida para todos los miembros de la comunidad indocumentada, mientras se trabaja en una reforma migratoria adecuada que respete las garantías de los inmigrantes.

Continuaremos organizando al nivel de base comunitaria para asegurarnos que nuestras familias no sean separadas más de manera forzada, y  asegurarnos que nuestras comunidades tengan la oportunidad de vivir, de trabajar sin temor de la privación de los derechos humanos básicos.

EDUCAR, ORGANIZAR, MOBILIZAR
EL COMITE

●       Para información adicional, por favor contáctese con: El Comité y La Coalición de Acción Primero de Mayo, 206.650.2106 | 206.696.1348, em:  info@elcomitewa.org, Twitter Tag: #May1stSea

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Thousands expected for 14th Annual May Day March for Immigrant and Workers Rights.

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MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

 

Contact: El Comité and the May 1st Action Coalition,

ph: 206.650.2106 and 206.696.1348, em:  info@elcomitewa.org, Twitter Tag: #May1stSea.

 

 

Thousands expected to take to the streets of Seattle for 14th Annual May Day March for Immigrant and Workers Rights.

 

 

SEATTLE – Thousands of demonstrators are expected to take to the streets of Seattle on Thursday, May 1, 2014 for the 14th Annual May Day March for Workers and Immigrant Rights. In the spirit of unity and solidarity with communities across the country, organizers in Seattle will focus on a universal theme: standing together with all workers regardless of race, class, gender, religious affiliation, sexual identity, ability, and documented status. Event details are as follows:

 

What: 14th Annual May Day March and Rally for Workers and Immigrant Rights

Who: Thousands of workers and immigrant rights supporters. We’ll hear testimonials from community members, and will be joined by allies from the labor, social justice, and faith based communities.

When: Thursday May 1st, 2014. The march will depart from the starting point at 3:00 p.m.

Where: The march will begin at St. Mary’s Church (611 20th Ave South, Seattle, WA 98144) and will end with a rally at Westlake Park.

 

Background

The theme of the 2014 march will center on justice for all workers and a community-based framework for dialogue on Workers and Immigrants Rights. Politicians of both stripes, through inaction and neglect, have been complicit in the use of enforcement-heavy tactics such as dragnet raids, racial profiling of immigrants, and the use of discriminatory employee verification programs. Recent legislation introduced (e.g. SB 744) has only attempted to further codify enforcement-first policies, while leaving humanitarian concerns discarded by the wayside.  As a community, we are demanding an executive order to cease all deportation of non-violent detainees, and grant an expansion of deferred action to all community members, while adequate legislation is pending. We will continue to organize at the grassroots level to ensure that families are not forcibly separated and to ensure that our communities are able to live and work without fear and deprivation of basic human rights.

 

 

EDUCATE, ORGANIZE, MOBILIZE.

 

 

For more information, contact the following: El Comité and the May 1st Action Coalition, ph:206.650.2106 and 206.696.1348, em:  info@elcomitewa.org, Twitter Tag: #May1stSea.

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Marcha en Solidaridad con La Huelga de Hambre/March in Solidarity with the Hunger Strike.

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Marcha en Solidaridad con La Huelga de Hambre/March in Solidarity with the Hunger Strike.

Sábado 5 de Abril a las 12-pm/Saturday April 5th at 12-pm.

1201 Pacific Ave, Tacoma WA 98402 (enfrente de Wells Fargo-Bank)

 

El Comité convoca a sus aliados y a la comunidad en  general a una Marcha en solidaridad con los Immigrantes detenidos en Huelga de Hambre. Comenzaremos La Marcha en 1201 Pacific Ave, Tacoma WA 98402 (enfrente de Wells Fargo Bank) y Marcharemos hasta El Centro de Detención de Inmigración (1623 E J St, Tacoma, WA 98421)

El Comité invites its allies and the greater community to march in solidarity with arrested immigrants that are currently Hunger Striking. The march will begin at 1201 Pacific Ave, Tacoma WA 98402 (across from Wells Fargo Bank) and will end at The Immigration Detention Center (1623 EJ St, Tacoma, WA 98421).

 

¡NO ESTÁN SOLOS!

 

PRESS RELEASE: El Comite and Allies from the Seattle Community to hold a Press Conference on Thursday March 27, 2014.

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MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 24, 2014

Contact: El Comité, ph. 206.650.2106, em: info@elcomitewa.org.

El Comité and Allies from the Seattle Community will hold a Press Conference to address the surpassing of 2 Million Deportees under the Obama Administration.

SEATTLE – El Comité and Allies from the Seattle Community will hold a joint press conference on Thursday, March 27th, 2014, to address concerns over the recent eclipse of over 2 Million Deportees under the Obama Administration. As congress continues to drag its feet on the matter of a humane immigration reform, communities across the country continue bear the brunt of their inaction as families are separated and community members live in fear. Event details:

What: Press Conference to address the surpassing of 2 Million Deportees under the Obama Administration.

Who: El Comité and Allies from the Seattle Community

Eddie Rye, Urban Forum Northwest Radio Program (emcee)
Father Tony Haycock, St. Mary’s Church (welcome)
Rev. Dr. Leslie D. Braxton
Estela Ortega, El Centro de La Raza
Dr. Sheley Secrest, NAACP
Diakonda Gurning, Indonesian Lutheran Fellowship
Sandy Restrepo, Colectiva Legal del Pueblo
Michael Ramos, Church Council of Greater Seattle
Representative from El Comité.

When: Thursday March 27th, 2014. Press Conference will begin at 10:00 a.m., and will end at 12:00 p.m.

Where: Fr. Tony Haycock Parish Center (2021 South Weller Street, Seattle, WA 98144).

Background
Under the current administration, up to 390,000 undocumented immigrants are deported each year. As of last week, the administration has attained the dubious distinction of having deported over 2 Million Immigrants. This is not the progress we envisioned when we sought to defeat xenophobic congressional legislation eight years ago. The administration is on par with the notorious Mexican Repatriation Program of the 1930s, and has now surpassed “Operation Wetback” of the 1950s in numbers of immigrants deported. The recent hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma is one of many actions that call for immediate action to remedy this matter, as inactivity continues taking a toll on our communities. As we have done for over a decade, we will continue to organize to ensure that all are able to live, work, and have the opportunity to normalize their documented status, without fear and deprivation of basic human rights.

EDUCATE, ORGANIZE, MOBILIZE.

For more information, contact the following: El Comité, ph. 206.650.2106, em: info@elcomitewa.org

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Save the Date: May 1st 2014/Guarde el Dia: 1o de Mayo 2014

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Foro Comunitario (11/17/2013)

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El Comité WA State

Foro Comunitario
Domingo  17 de Noviembre 2013-11-13
2021 S Weller St.
Seattle WA

Despues de S 744, Que Hacer!

Programa

I.                    Bienvenida

II.                  Razon de la Session

III.                Historia de la legislación S 744

IV.                Es Posible parar las deportaciones?

V.                  Propuesta Nacional “Extension de Accion Deferida” para 11 millones!

PRESS RELEASE: Immigrants Rights Activists will hold a Rally on Labor Day

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MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 23, 2013

Contact: El Comité Pro Reforma Migratoria Y Justicia Social, ph: 425.344.8641 and 253.347.4229, em:  info@elcomitewa.org.

Immigrant Rights Activists Will Hold A Rally for a Just Immigration Reform at Westlake Park on Monday September 2nd, 2013.

SEATTLE – El Comité Pro Reforma Migratoria Y Justicia Social will hold a rally at Westlake Park, on Monday September 2nd, 2013. The purpose of the rally is to draw attention to the plight of the immigrant community in wake of the passage of Senate Bill 744 in the U.S. Senate. Details for the event are below:

WHO: El Comité Pro Reforma Migratoria Y Justicia Social.

WHAT: Labor Day Rally for a Humane and Just Immigration Reform.

WHERE: Westlake Park (400 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101)

WHEN: Monday September 2nd, 2013, 11:00 am-1:00 pm.

Background

SB 744, which is currently stalling in the U.S. House of Representatives, is legislation that will benefit only a select portion of the estimated 11 Million undocumented residents in the United States, while simultaneously pumping more capital into an already bloated Border Enforcement Mechanism. The 13 year process, which makes documentation hinge on the ability to maintain continuous employment, places many immigrants in a tenuous position where they are at their employer’s will, making for an atmosphere that can lead to workplace abuses. The clear winner in this proposal are the Arms and Private Detention Center Industries which benefits from unprecedented spending allocated toward policing the border and detaining undocumented immigrants. We join our peers in the southern borderlands in opposing this proposal. The bill is short-sighted, lacks protections for immigrant workers, and further works at corroding the fabric of our communities. As workers who are essential to the U.S. economy we deserve better! We will continue to voice our concerns and push for a just immigration reform that respects the human, civil and labor rights of all.

EDUCATE, ORGANIZE, MOBILIZE.

For more information, contact the following: El Comité Pro Reforma Migratoria Y Justicia Social, ph: 425.344.8641 and 253.347.4229, em:  info@elcomitewa.org

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