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Press Release

Nevada Working Families to Kick Off National Union Campaign for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Published on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 (5:13 p.m.)

Media Advisory for February 11, 2013

National and local union leaders will join the Nevada State AFL-CIO and community allies to launch labor campaign to create a road map to citizenship
for 11 million aspiring Americans

Las Vegas, Nev. — On Monday, February 11, the Nevada labor movement and national labor leaders will host a rally and press conference to kick off the national union campaign to help pass comprehensive immigration reform that protects immigrant and American workers.

The press conference will feature immigrant union workers and young aspiring Americans from DREAM Big Vegas who will share their experiences and speak to why Congress must pass comprehensive immigration reform. Chair of the National AFL-CIO's Immigration Committee and Los Angeles County Federation Secretary-Treasurer Maria Elena Durazo will talk about the union campaign to reform immigration on a national level.

Nevada State AFL-CIO Exec. Secretary-Treasurer Danny Thompson will also announce the launch of a local campaign to call on Nevada’s congressional leaders to support common-sense immigration reform that includes a practical and inclusive road map to citizenship and reflects core American values such as fairness, equality, and family unity.

WHO: Nevada working families, immigrant workers and advocates
D. Taylor, President, UNITE HERE
Maria Elena Durazo, Los Angeles County Labor Federation, Secretary-
Danny Thompson, Nevada State AFL-CIO, Exec. Secretary-Treasurer

WHAT: Rally to launch comprehensive immigration reform campaign

WHEN: Monday, February 11; Press set-up at 12:30 p.m., Rally starts 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Cashman Center
850 Las Vegas Blvd.
North Las Vegas, NV 89101



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