Tuesday, February 11, 2014

News Release: This Sunday, Town Meeting On Immigration With Candidates

Press Release:
For Immediate Release
February 11, 2014

For media inquiries, contact: Megan Flowers, Event Spokesperson
[217-337-1500, megan@universityymca.org]

Town Meeting on Immigration With Candidates
Congressional, State Rep Candidates and
constituents meet to discuss immigration

[Champaign, IL] The CU-Immigration Forum and other co-sponsors announce an upcoming community meeting and candidates forum about the issue of immigration reform on Sunday, Feb 16th from 3PM to 5PM, at the Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green Street, Champaign.

Candidates or their representatives from the 13th congressional district will join the community in a discussion on the issue of immigration and what they support. State representative candidates from the 103rd District have also been invited since there will be some state legislation that will also impact immigrants. The CU Immigration Forum and co-sponsors encourage all community members to attend this public event to meet representatives and to share their stories and concerns about the issue of immigration. There will also be an opportunity for community members to ask candidates questions they may have. No registration is required to attend this free, public meeting.

“Now is the opportunity for us to talk to our representatives about immigration,” says Ben Mueller, community member and member of the CU Immigration Forum. “We are concerned with how immigration legislation will impact us locally.”

Background: The CU Immigration Forum comprises of a broad cross section of community members, students, and local service providers. They meet once a month regularly to talk about immigration and serving the immigrant community. As the House considers immigration legislation, community members would like the opportunity to keep the conversation about immigration going and talk to district and state representatives.

This event is sponsored by the CU Immigration Forum, ACLU of Champaign County, Planners Network, La Colectiva, Graduate Organization of Latina/o Students, Alpha Phi Sigma, CU Citizens for Peace and Justice, MECHA, GEO, Lambda Theta Phi, SEIU Local 73, Korean American Resource and Cultural Center, University YMCA.