- April 15, 2013
Post submitted by Paul Guequierre, HRC Deputy Communications Director
Monday morning HRC President Chad Griffin joined Voto Latino, the NAACP, the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and other diverse groups at a Capitol Hill press conference announcing Voto Latino’s “I’m Ready for Immigration Reform” Coalition. The coalition is made up of national organizations and prominent voices that are demanding comprehensive immigration reform with a sensible pathway to citizenship. A diverse group of constituencies are represented in the new coalition, all of which are directly impacted by the nation’s outdated immigration system.
At the press conference, Chad Griffin spoke passionately about standing with the immigrant community in the fight for comprehensive immigration reform. He spoke of our common struggles, as both communities know what it is like to be stuck in the shadows. Chad joined the others in calling on our leaders to listen to their conscience and to heed the call of history and to pass truly comprehensive immigration reform now.
The “I’m Ready” coalition is comprised of Voto Latino’s Co-Founder Rosario Dawson; “I’m Ready” campaign Co-Chairs and actors, Wilmer Valderrama and America Ferrera; AFL-CIO; Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance/Institute for Asian Pacific American Leadership & Advancement (APALA); League of Young Voters; Human Rights Campaign (HRC); March for Innovation campaign; NAACP; New America Alliance; Nonprofit VOTE; Rock the Vote; United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC); and Voto Latino, among others.
Reps. Xavier Becerra, Loretta Sanchez, and Javier Palomarez, president and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Photo (c) Tom Williams/ HRC
Reps. Xavier Becerra, Loretta Sanchez, and Javier Palomarez, president and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Wilmer Valderrama.Photo (c) Tom Williams/ HRC
Over the coming weeks, HRC will chronicle the stories of a diverse group of Americans who are harmed every day by this country’s immigration laws. Stay tuned to HRC Blog for more.