Save the Date: Friday, May 1st 2015

Pioneer Square (Save the date 1)

Pioneer Square (Save the date Spanish)

Join us for the 2015 MLK Day March in Seattle!

Join us for the 2015 MLK Day March on Monday, January 19th. The event is coordinated by the MLK Celebration Committee and will start 9:00 a.m. The march leaves at noon. Additional details below:

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Sesion Informativa sobre la Accion Ejecutiva (DAPA/DACA)

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“Butterflies Know No Borders,” Benefit Dinner to Support El Comite’s Work

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Butterflies Know No Borders”

El Comité (formerly “El Comité for Immigration Reform and Social Justice)

Annual Fundraising Dinner- February 14th 2015   5:00 to 7:30 P.M.

ST Mary’s Church 611- 20th Ave S. Seattle 98144

“El Comité” is a social justice organization based in Seattle, Washington. It is our purpose to help provide the Latino immigrant community in Washington State a voice and forum for advocating for rights and for pursuing a change in policy that will ensure passage of just immigration reform legislation that respects workers’ rights and is consistent with our values in addressing the civil and human rights of all workers, regardless of documented status. We work at achieving this goal by sponsoring informational workshops, community general assemblies, providing logistical and organizational and leadership training for community members.

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Support our work by becoming a sponsor.

□       Full page acknowledgement in program $ 400

□       Half-page acknowledgement in program $ 200

□       ¼One Quarter -page acknowledgement in program $ 100

Return forms by November 3rd to be listed on the Program Book. Send camera ready work to mbramos@comcast.net

 

Check Enclosed – Please make check payable to: “EL Comité” P.O. Box 1896 Issaquah WA 98027

Please bill: Company/Organization:_________________________________________________________

Address:  ______________________________________   _____________________________

Street Address                                                                                        City, State, ZIP

Contact’s Name  ________________________   Phone Number  ________________________

Email: ______________________________________________________________________

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Table Reservation Information

 REGISTER RETURNING THIS FORM TO:  EL Comite, P.O. Box 1896 Issaquah WA 98027

 OR GO ONLINE AT:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6GNCLD6 

We will purchase _____(Table/s) $ 480 per table)Total cost: $_______________

Names: ___________________      _____________________    _________________

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We will purchase ______Tickets ($60 each). Total Cost: $_______________________

Names: ___________________      _____________________    _________________

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Our sponsorship will donate (circle one):  1    2    3    4     5    6    7    8     9    10   seats to Low Income Community member or students

Our company/organization will be unable to attend but wish to donate $______________

Thank you for your support

If you need more information, please call Bocanegra at (206) 354-8376 orinfo@elcomitewa.org

Press Release from NCFHR on Obama Administration’s Reluctance on Immigrant Rights.

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Press Release from the National Committee for Fair and Humane Immigration Reform, of which we are a member. Read Below. To clarify, this is not an official position that the El Comite has adopted. However, we thought it did bring up some talking points that merit attention.

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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact Persons:

Carlos Arango, (773) 988-1408carango957@aol.com – Chicago

Juan Jose Bocanegra, (206) 650-2106bocajj1@comcast.net– Seattle

Armando Vasquez-Ramos, (562)-972-0986armando.vazquez-ramos@csulb.edu – Long Beach

Nativo Lopez, (714) 423-4800nativolopez@yahoo.com – Los Angeles/Orange

OBAMA EXECUTIVE ACTION DELAY CALLED DECEPTIVE

 

A CALL FOR POLITICAL INDEPENDENCE FROM PARTIES

 

The National Coordinating Committee 2014 for Fair and Humane Immigration Reform qualifies President Barack Obama’s decision to delay any administrative relief to the undocumented immigrant communities until after the November mid-term elections as politically deceptive and manipulative not only to immigrant families but to the electorate at large.

“Each day that the president delays administrative relief through executive action another 1,000 persons are separated from their loved ones and deported, and thus, more families devastated and undermined economically,” stated Carlos Arango of the Alliance for Immigrants Rights in Chicago, Illinois.  More than two million deportations have occurred during the last six years of the Obama presidency.

“Another deception added to many previously committed against immigrant communities is how we interpret this latest broken promise by Obama,” declared Professor Armando Vasquez-Ramos of California-Mexico Studies Center based in Long Beach, California.  “He has clearly defined his remaining years as lame duck Deporter-in-Chief, and this will be his legacy,” concluded Vasquez-Ramos.

“Obama cannot be trusted in matters of immigration, if any for that matter.  He has executed the most systematic all-encompassing state apparatus to perpetuate the vulnerability of immigrant workers and their families, particularly Mexicans and Latinos generally, than any other period of American history,” observed Nativo Lopez, advisor to Hermandad Mexicana of Los Angeles, California.

“If there was any time for Latino voters to consider political independence from both major political parties, Democrat and Republican, now is the time,” commented Juan Jose Bocanegra of the May Day Coalition in Seattle, Washington.  “President Obama has taken the Latino community and voter for granted and has put party interests over the broad humanitarian interests of millions of hard-working families,” he charged.

The National Coordinating Committee 2014 is now preparing to convene consultative assemblies within immigrant communities nationally to discuss influencing the immigrant rights movement towards independence of political parties, but focused on holding the president to his new promise of executive action before the end of 2014.
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PRESS RELEASE: Labor Day Rally at Westlake Plaza on Monday, September 1, 2014.

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MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: Thursday, August 28, 2014

Contact: El Comité and the May 1st Action Coalition,
ph: 206.650.2106, email: info@elcomitewa.org,

Labor Day Rally at Westlake Plaza to be held on Monday September 1 2014.

SEATTLE – El Comité, the May 1st Action Coalition, and social justice advocates will hold a rally in support of the 11 million plus undocumented workers in the United States as well as the various workers across the country that are struggling for dignity and respect in the workplace. Event details are as follows:

 

What: Labor Day Rally at Westlake Plaza.
Who: Endorsing Organizations include: El Comité, the May 1st Action Coalition, Communities for a Public Health Coalition, CASA Latina.
When: Monday September 1, 2014. The event will begin at 11:00 am, and will end at 1:00 pm.
Where: The rally will be held at Westlake Plaza, at 4th Avenue and Pike Street, downtown Seattle.

 

Background
The rally at Westlake Plaza will focus on two key political demands:
1) That Obama Administration take action in deferring the deportations of the 11+ million undocumented workers and their families as well as the unaccompanied youth, some of whom have been reported to have been killed after being returned “home”.
2) An end to the cuts to the public health department. The proposed cuts will devastate services to many minority, low income, native and immigrant communities in Auburn, the Muckleshoot reservation, Federal Way, White Center, Northgate, Vashon Island and will severely limit services at Columbia City clinic.
After the rally we are planning to join the MLK Jr County Labor Council’s annual Bbq. Please join us.

EDUCATE, ORGANIZE, MOBILIZE.

For more information, contact the following: El Comité and the May 1st Action Coalition, ph: 206.650.2106, email: info@elcomitewa.org.

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PRESS RELEASE: Rally in Support of Unaccompanied Youth to be held on Monday July 28 2014.

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MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: Sunday, July 27, 2014

 

Contact: El Comité and the May 1st Action Coalition,
ph: 206.650.2106, email: info@elcomitewa.org.

 

Rally in Support of Unaccompanied Youth to be held on Monday July 28 2014.

 

SEATTLE – El Comité, the May 1st Action Coalition, and social justice advocates will hold a rally in support of the unaccompanied youth arriving to the U.S. as refugees. Event details are as follows:

What: Rally in Support of Unaccompanied Youth.
Who: El Comité, the May 1st Action Coalition, and social justice advocates.
When: Monday July 28th, 2014. The event will begin at 3:00 pm, and will end at 7:00 pm.
Where: The rally will be held in front of the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, at the corner of 2nd Avenue and Marion Street, downtown Seattle.

Background
The rally and demonstration was called for as a means of showing support for the tens of thousands of unaccompanied youth that have arrived in the U.S. over the last year. Given the desperate conditions, including threats of imminent violence, poverty, and the absence of opportunities, that force these young people to flee their places of origin, we urge the Obama administration to issue an Executive Order to allow the young people to stay in the U.S. as refugees, and to defer action on Deportations for the 11+ Million undocumented people and their families.

EDUCATE, ORGANIZE, MOBILIZE.

For more information, contact the following: El Comité and the May 1st Action Coalition, ph: 206.650.2106, email: info@elcomitewa.org.

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