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Gutierrez, Blumenthal, to Join Massive Community Calls to Discuss Next Steps on Fight to End Immigrant Family Separation

For Immediate Release: August 8, 2014

*Media Advisory: Community Call on Monday, August 11, at 8pm EDT and 9pm EDT*

Groups Will Hold Two Calls – One in English with Sen. Blumenthal and One in Spanish with Rep. Gutiérrez – to Discuss Next Steps and Mobilizations Supporting Expected Measures from President Obama

English-language call, Monday 8pm EDT: Dial 855-756-7520, Ext. 25930
Spanish-language call, Monday 9pm EDT: Dial 855-756-7520, Ext. 25932

WASHINGTON – On Monday, August 11, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) will join a community call, the National Call to Action to Fight for Our Families (8pm ED in English and 9pm EDT in Spanish) where advocates and immigrant families will discuss next steps in the immigrant-rights movement.

The call is being put together by Reform Immigration for America, the Center for New Community, the Fair Immigration Movement, and Alliance for Citizenship. The English-language version will begin at 8pm EDT with Sen. Richard Blumenthal and several advocates, and will include a question-and-answer session. The Spanish-language version will begin at 9pm EDT with Rep. Gutiérrez and several advocates, and will also include a question-and-answer session.

Last week, Congressional Republicans made clear their contempt for immigrants by opting to destroy families and send children back to unconscionable, often life threatening conditions for the sake of politics. As a response, communities across the country are stepping up their response and involvement during the August recess, a crucial time to show support for the expected measures by President Obama to rein in the family separation crisis. (More information at www.StopSeparatingFamilies.org.) During the community call, immigrant families and supporters involved in the fight for immigrant justice will hear from Rep. Gutiérez, Sen. Blumenthal, as well as advocates who will help channel the movement’s energy into action.

WHAT:          National Call to Action to Fight for Our Families

WHO:             Rep. Gutiérrez, Sen. Blumenthal, and immigrant-rights advocates will speak. Immigrant families and supporters will listen and ask questions.

WHEN:          Monday, August 11, at 8pm EDT in English and 9pm EDT in Spanish.

RSVP:             The call is open to everyone. Participants can send a text message with the word “listen” to 69866 in order to receive an automated call on Monday evening patching them through to the community call. For the Spanish-language call, users should text the word “escucha” instead.

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