Immigration advocates expecting arrests and other civil disobedience in three cities PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Laura Barrett   
Monday, 04 November 2013 11:14
Advocates plan to target reluctant congressional representatives

What:  Protesters in St. Louis MO, South Bend IN, and St. Paul MN plan to be arrested outside Congressmembers’ offices.

The goal of the protests is to advocate for representatives to vote on Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the U.S. House before Congress dismisses for the year in just a few weeks.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Monday, November 4

Who: 500 faith leaders, immigrants and Dreamers (DACA students) and children of immigrants.

Where and When:
St. Louis area – Thomas F. Eagleton Federal Courthouse, 111 S. 10th Street, St. Louis, MO; 11 a.m.
South Bend area – Rep. Jackie Walorski's Mishawaka District Office, 202 Lincolnway East, Suite #101, Mishawaka, IN 46544; 4:00 p.m.
St. Paul area - Congressman John Kline’s Office, Suite 135, 350 W. Burnsville Pkwy, Burnsville, MN; 2:00 p.m.

Details: Since 2010, Gamaliel, a national network of grassroots, faith-based affiliates, has been participating in events to draw attention to the issue of Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  Starting with weekly prayer vigils in front of the offices of members of Congress, the campaign has now escalated to a series of Civil Disobedience actions, in coalition with other social justice organizations.

For additional information on Gamaliel’s immigration work, see http://www.gamaliel.org/

Gamaliel is a grassroots network of non-partisan, faith-based organizations in 17 U.S. states, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Gamaliel organizes to empower ordinary people to effectively participate in the political, environmental, social and economic decisions affecting their lives. Gamaliel’s diverse members apply their faith and values to the pursuit of equal opportunity for all, shared abundance, and stronger, more prosperous communities.
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