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Conference Call Feb. 5: Direct Action Requires Direct Response From Obama – Building Our Movement

February 2, 2010

We are marching, fasting, walking, getting arrested and still the Obama administration refuses to put an end to the human rights crisis and stop tearing our families apart.

A conference call for organizations to publicly unite our campaigns and build the movement to make Obama stop repressive enforcement policies and deportations now.

WHEN: Friday, February 5th at 2pm EST

Call-in Number: 1-270-400-2000; Password:  583838#

RSVP via Facebook (click here)

  • 20,000 of us marched in Maricopa County against Sheriff Arpaio
  • 5 of us fasted for 19 days in Florida
  • Dozens faced arrest to free Jean Montrevil
  • A team of our youth leaders are still walking 1000 miles from Florida to DC
  • and over 70 of us are still on hunger strike in the Port Isabel detention center in Texas.

We have had some success and Jean Montrevil is now home with his family but he still faces deportation and is subject to the same enforcement regime that tears our families apart.

Hear from Jean (2 weeks out of detention), as well as those who have organized the marches and fasts in Florida, the massive action in Arizona and the ongoing fast in Texas on what’s next in our escalation to force Obama to change its policies now. We are moving hard and fast to pressure Napolitano and DHS to respect the rights of immigrants and people of color, and stop destroying communities and separating families with immigration raids, detention and deportations.

On Friday, the Detention Watch Network, Families For Freedom, Fast For Our Families, Florida Immigrant Coalition, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, the New York New Sanctuary Coalition, Puente, Southwest Workers Union, Students Working for Equal Rights, Trail of Dreams, and others will host a conference call to help coordinate campaigns and building the national pressure to demand that DHS and Janet Napolitano halt enforcement, detention and deportation practices that violate human rights and dignity.

Right now to support the Hunger Strike in Texas please: Call to Action: Call 866-587-3023 (English) to demand that Janet Napolitano carry out the demands of the hunger strikers and to avoid violent action by ICE to break the strike.

Questions? Contact subhash@floridaimmigrant.org

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 5, 2010 5:52 pm

    Thanks for organizing this, I was part of it and learned a lot about this ongoing humanitarian crisis. I wanted to ask you if I can write about the information provided during this conference call. En la lucha.

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