One California - May 21st, 2012 – Sacramento, CA

We invite you to celebrate the 16th Annual Immigrant Day. Join immigrants and advocates in a statewide day of advocacy, education and unity. Immigrant Day 2012 will bring a unified voice to Sacramento in support of policies that advance immigrant integration and prosperity for all Californians. Join us May 21st in Sacramento!

Sponsored by the Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, the Legislative Black Caucus, the Legislative LGBT Caucus, the Latino Legislative Caucus and the Legislative Women’s Caucus.

Immigrant Day ENDORSEMENT

By endorsing Immigrant Day 2012 you are also supporting our Policy Platform, which consists of specific bills we will discuss with CA legislators during our legislative visits on May 21. Following each visit, we will leave behind a list of Immigrant Day endorsers with each legislator.

Immigrant day Background

Each year in May, immigrant communities from around California travel to Sacramento to visit their legislators and raise awareness about issues that are important to newcomers in California.

In prior years, Immigrant Day has included constitutent visits with members of the Assembly, Senate, and Governor’s staff, grassroots trainings on the legislative process, rallies, press conferences, and strategy sessions for immigrant advocates.

Click here to read about Immigrant Day 2011.

For more information on this year’s agenda, please contact Kristine Chong or Gina Da Silva.

AGENDA

This year, we will gather at the North Steps in the State Capitol.

SCHEDULE LOCATION
8:30 am – 10:00 am Registration North Steps
10:00 am – 10:45 am Rally North Steps
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Legislative Visits Capitol Building
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch + Entertainment North Steps
1:30 pm – 3 pm Legislative Visits Capitol Building

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

For many participants, Immigrant Day is their first opportunity to meet with state representatives to discuss issues that impact their daily lives. If you would like to provide financial support to help defray the costs of travel and meals and to ensure that everyone willing can participate, please contact Gina da Silva at gdasilva@caimmigrant.org.

Registration

Registration for Immigrant Day is now closed. Please stay tuned for Immigrant Day 2012 updates and recaps.