Coalition of Labor, Civil Rights, Immigration Groups, Urge Rep. Howard Coble to Support Immigration Reform

A coalition of labor and immigration groups will gather Wednesday with petitions, visual displays and more to call on Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) to support immigration reform.

Specifically, the coalition urges Rep. Coble to bring an immigration bill to the floor vote that:

  • Provides a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in the United States

  • Protects workers’ rights and ensures that any worker authorization system treats workers fairly

  • Protect immigrants against employers that take advantage of their status

  • Allows for rational, fair and just enforcement

“The people of Guilford County care deeply about this issue,” said Carolyn Smith, state director for Working America. “We are asking Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC) to make the right decision to support comprehensive immigration reform.”

WHO: Working America, North Carolina State AFL-CIO, State Employees Association of North Carolina, Teamster Local 391, NCAE, Immigrant Rights Working Group of Guilford County,  Greensboro NAACP

WHAT: Rally/Press Conference at Rep. Coble’s Office

WHEN: Wednesday, August 21, 10 a.m.

WHERE: 2102 N Elm Street

Interested media contact Carolyn Smith with Working America at 919-906-0152 or email csmith@workingamerica.org

Working America, a national organization for working people, has 3 million members who fight for good jobs and a just economy. For more information, go to www.workingamerica.org.

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