This summer, about 100 members of the Fredericksburg community gathered together in Hurkamp Park in Olde Town Fredericksburg to rally in support of immigration reform. Below is a video recap from that event. We thought it would be fantastic to share as a reminder of the support comprehensive reform has received from all over Virginia and the United States!
The event started out with speakers Antonella Membreno, a dreamer, and Greg Smith, founder of LUCHA ministries, a faith-based community group. They were followed by representatives from the Spotsylvania NAACP, Madre Tierra, a feminist human rights organization, SINOVA (Spanish Information Network of Virginia), and Sandra A. Cook, Chariperson for Virginia Organizing.
Our message to our U.S. Representative, Congressman Rob Wittman, was clear: Virginians want immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship, and we need it to pass this year!
Special thanks to Carolina Contreras for her work on this project and creating the video! Enjoy!