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National Day of Dignity and Respect


Immigration reform advocates are planning marches and rallies in over 40 cities across the United States on Saturday, October 5th, to call on Congress to pass immigration reform including a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants.  The marches will be followed on Tuesday, October 8th, with at 12:30pm as tens of thousands will gather on the National Mall at 10th Street to celebrate Camino Americano: the Concert for Immigrant Dignity and Respect.  They will then march to the U.S. Capitol to send a message to the House of Representatives: Get Immigration Reform Done; and Get it Done Now.

Say the organizers:

"We will demand respect for our hard work and for the many contributions we make to the nation’s culture, economy, communities, and faith. We will march for commonsense immigration reform with legalization that leads to citizenship, legal immigration rules that promote family unity and protect worker rights,an end to the destruction of our families through deportations, and a halt to the rush towards massive wasteful spending on unneeded border militarization and for profit immigrant detention prisons


We march for an America where our hard work is honored; where our many contributions to the nation are respected; and where our families and children can dream of building lives of dignity and without fear. We cannot let the continued failures of Washington result in more families torn apart, more abusive employers and poverty wages, more children who cannot dream. We march for a better America for all, and we invite all our friends to join us.  It’s time to raise our voices and make sure Congress hears our call for Dignity and Respect!"


For those wishing to help organize a march, campaign materials are available here.