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Fast for Families Immigration Reform Campaign Launches Bus Tour from California to D.C.

By Patrick McNeil, Communications Assistant After officially kicking off last month with an event at the National Press Club, the Fast for Families Across America campaign this week launched the second phase of its national tour – including two buses … Continue reading

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Fast for Families Kicks off Nationwide Campaign

By Aurora Arop, Spring 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern The next stage of the Fast for Families campaign officially launched on January 27 with an event at the National Press Club, where organizers announced plans for a multi-month tour … Continue reading

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Are you Hungry for Immigration Reform? Faith Leaders Launch “Fast for Families” Initiative

By Hannah Cornfield, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Faith and civil rights leaders gathered on the National Mall on Tuesday to launch “Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship.” While the immigration reform bill … Continue reading

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Why Immigration Reform Matters: Jamaican Guestworkers’ Story

By Tatyana Walker, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Two Jamaican guestworkers described how employment abuse turned their American Dream into a nightmare, at a recent event hosted by The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the … Continue reading

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Advocates Rally in Washington, D.C. for Immigrant Dignity and Respect

By Haley Robinson, a Fall 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern An estimated 20,000 people gathered on the National Mall on Tuesday to participate in the March for Immigrant Dignity and Respect in order to urge the U.S. House of … Continue reading

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Jamaican Guestworker Abuse: How Comprehensive Immigration Reform Could Stop Injustice and Change Lives

By Jheanelle Wilkins, Field Manager, The Leadership Conference Education Fund Judith and more than 100 other Jamaican immigrants came to the United States in April to work at a laundry cleaning company in Florida through an H-2B temporary immigrant worker … Continue reading

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Civil Rights New: Full Senate Gearing Up for Immigration Bill; Equal Pay Acts Turns 50; Immigrant Workers Find Poverty Amid Wealth in California

Compiled by Claire Ross a Summer 2013 intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund “Senate Digs In for Long Battle on Overhaul of Immigration” Michael d. Shear and Ashley Parker The New York Times  – June 9, 2013 The Senate … Continue reading

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