For Immediate Release: July 31, 2013
What: “Light the Way” gathering for comprehensive immigration reform
When: Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m.
Where: Fountain in Virginia Beach Town Center
Virginia Beach, VA- On Thursday, August 1 at 8 p.m., Virginia Organizing will host a “Light the Way” to comprehensive immigration reform vigil at the fountain in Town Center on the corner of Central Park and Main Street in Virginia Beach.
The gathering is one of many actions nationwide asking leaders from the U.S. House of Representatives to support comprehensive immigration reform that includes protections for families and a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living and working in the U.S.
Maria Fornella, a South Hampton Roads Chapter leader of Virginia Organizing, views “Light the Way” as an opportunity for immigrants so share their stories. Fornella said, “More people are willing to tell their stories and show themselves for who they are and what kind of citizens they will be once they become totally included in American society.”
Fornella said that includes paying taxes for those things people love about America, including education, transportation, and public safety.
On June 27, the U.S. Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill to strengthen border security, expedite the immigration process, and provide a path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented people living and working in the U.S.
Immigration reform activists across the U.S. are now asking the U.S. House of Representatives to take action in a comprehensive way that provides real solutions to the current problems with the immigration system.
To interview a spokesperson for this event, please contact Amanda Pohl at 804-337-1912 or email@example.com.
Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.