Immigration Reform Update

An update from the National Evangelical Immigration Table:  
 
Your prayers are bearing fruit!  Yesterday the Senate took an important step toward passage of immigration reform legislation by approving a major expansion of border security personnel and technology, addressing a concern of many Senators.  
 
No bill is perfect.  The Senate bill results from bipartisan negotiations which have attempted to address many issues and concerns.  The bill was amended more than one hundred times in the Judiciary Committee, and it has been further amended on the Senate floor.  
 
The Congressional Budget Office estimates that immigration reform will reduce the federal deficit by $875 billion and will grow our economy by more than 5% over a twenty year period.  
 
The stage is now set for a final vote by the end of the week.  Each Senator must weigh all the issues and decide whether to support the bill or not.  Some Senators are genuinely undecided, while others may be weighing the political cost of doing what they know to be right.  Pray that God guides every Senator as they decide on one of the most important votes of their political career.
 
A strong bipartisan vote would give added momentum to reform as action moves to the House of Representatives.  Pray that Senators have wisdom and courage as they make this important decision.
 
In Christ,
The Evangelical Immigration Table
 

Will you come with us to DC on July 24th to Stand for Reform?

Join us & the Evangelical Immigration Table in DC! 
 
The time for immigration reform rooted in Biblical teaching is now. In Washington, Congress is working on legislation. A bipartisan bill is expected to be voted on in the Senate this week. We are following these developments as we continue to call our leaders towards bipartisan, humane, commonsense immigration reform. A bill will be expected in the House very soon, the next hurdle needed to pass commonsense immigration reform. 
 
In churches and communities across America, evangelicals are responding to the Word of God by praying and mobilizing on behalf of immigrants in their midst. On July 24th we will join together in DC at a critical point in our history to ensure our movement’s voice is heard by our elected leaders. We want to make sure that Orange County & Southern California faith leaders are there.
 
Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 
9:30am Worship 
Church of the Reformation (212 E. Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC)
11am – 6pm Meetings with Members of Congress
US Capitol (we will help arrange meetings)
6pm – 8pm Informal Dinner
Details TBD

Please contact Wendy (wendy.clue@gmail.com) if you register or have questions. We are coordinating the participation of Orange County / SoCal area leaders. 

As we continue our prayers for immigrants and lawmakers, we also pray that you will be able to join us in Washington. Help us tell Congress that our Christian faith leads us to advocate on behalf of the immigrants who are part of our churches and our communities. 
 
Sign up to reserve your spot ASAP and then help spread the word! You can do this on social media with a Tweet, like: I’m going to Washington DC on July 24th to #Pray4Reform, will you join me? http://goo.gl/C32ca
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Action Alert: New Management At Nava’s Car Wash Ignores Union Contract!

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Action Alert: New Management at Nava’s Car Wash Ignores Union Contract!

We need your help this week! One of our union carwashes in South LA is under new management and refuses to acknowledge that this is a union shop. The new owners have attempted to force the union out and have fired some of the union workers. The workers have fought so hard to win a union contract here and we can’t lose one of the only union carwashes that exists in LA. Please join us on the picket line this Thursday and Saturday in support of the carwasheros and carwasheras and their families.

Come out for an hour or the whole day. We need your support!

WHAT: Picket at Navas Carwash
WHEN: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 6/14-16, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Formerly Nava’s Carwash, NW Corner of Florence and Hoover in South LA, 90044
CONTACT: Rosemarie Molina, roseamolina@gmail.com

Important Press Conference with Marriott La Jolla Workers.

  Important Press Conference with Marriott La Jolla Workers!
 
ICWJ has stood with Marriott La Jolla Workers for over a year as they have lifted their voices for justice in their workplace.  Workers are now experiencing retaliation for their courageous efforts.  ICWJ faith leaders and members are invited to stand with Marriott La Jolla Workers as they share their personal experiences.    
 
Our religious witness 
encourages and strengthens workers! 
 
Press Conference
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
12:00 p.m.
 
San Diego Marriott La Jolla
4240 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037 
 

 
We encourage carpooling as parking in the area is limited.  Suggested parking:  Along La Jolla Village Drive and at the UTC Shopping Center (at the corner of Genesee Avenue and La Jolla Village Drive).
 
 
Workers at the Marriott La Jolla are asking for a fair and just process for a voice on the job to address unsafe workloads, low-wages, and unaffordable healthcare. 
 
For additional information contact: 
Lisa M. Robinson at 619-584-5740 or Elizabeth@ICWJ.org