OVER 100 LATINO IMMIGRANTS TO CONDEMN SENATOR CLINTON FOR HER SUPPORT OF EXPENSIVE AND INEFFECTIVE BORDER WALL
Contact: Andrew Friedman, Make the Road by Walking, (718) 418-7690 x206, (718) 809-7158 (English or Spanish)
For Immediate Release
Chanting, costumed immigrant families to tell Senator Clinton that her position on immigration reform is Halloween-level "scary," bad for her constituents, and politically opportunistic
Protesters to call for a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented workers, instead of costly, ineffective border walls that serve to vilify immigrants from Latin America. Protesters will call attention to immigrants' contribution to New York's and the United States' economy, and Senator Clinton's previous support for a comprehensive approach to immigration reform
• Dressed in Halloween costumes, and bearing a Halloween card for Senator Clinton, immigrant New Yorkers and their allies will confront Senator Clinton on her recent anti-immigrant support for hundreds of miles of high tech fencing along the U.S. border with Mexico.
• Protesters will condemn Senator Clinton's support for this election year boondoggle and call on her to support a smart and humane immigration reform policy
The protest and press conference is being organized by Make the Road by Walking, a grassroots membership organization of thousands of immigrants and non-immigrants from Latin America living in New York City.
Tuesday, October 31st, Noon
In front of Senator Clinton's Manhattan District Office, 780 Third Avenue at 48th Street in Manhattan.
"Today, with 12,600 dues-paying members, MRNY is a unique amalgam of worker center, legal clinic, citizenship school, mutual aid society, policy shop, protest factory and church. Its four offices in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Long Island are an egalitarian oasis for members, who gather there for conversation and classes..."