Senator Robert Menendez to Address Community Leaders at the 2010 NCLR National Latino Advocacy Days

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Senator Robert Menendez (D–NJ) will address leaders from more than 100 community-based organizations from 30 states and the District of Columbia at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 4 at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, 201 4th Street, SE, as part of the 2010 NCLR National Latino Advocacy Days. Community leaders will be available for comment (see below)

Senator Robert Menendez (D–NJ) will address leaders from more than 100 community-based organizations from 30 states and the District of Columbia at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 4 at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, 201 4th Street, SE, as part of the 2010 NCLR National Latino Advocacy Days. On March 3–4, NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, will convene Latino leaders from throughout the country on Capitol Hill to urge their congressional representatives to support real economic recovery by passing comprehensive immigration reform. Community leaders will educate their members of Congress about how immigration reform will support recovery for all Americans by enhancing tax revenue and economic growth and improving conditions in the workforce.

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO:
Senator Robert Menendez (D–NJ)
Community leaders from more than 100 community-based organizations from 30 states and the District of Columbia

WHEN:
Media Briefing: Thursday, March 4, 8:45 a.m.
NCLR National Latino Advocacy Days: March 3–4, 2010

WHERE:
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
201 4th Street, SE (4th and Independence Avenue, SE)

WHY:
This is a critical moment to urge Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Latinos, like all Americans, are concerned about our nation’s struggling economy. Comprehensive immigration reform would provide a real solution to the crippling recession that has led to record-level unemployment and increasing foreclosures.

To speak with community leaders, contact Jackeline Stewart at (202) 255-0755.

Contact:
Jackeline Stewart
(202) 785-1670

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