Immigrant Families, Advocates Will Stop at Nothing to #Fight4DAPA

Immigrant Families, Advocates Will Stop at Nothing to #Fight4DAPA

This Tuesday, Immigrant Families, Faith, Union Leaders, & Elected Officials Rally in 20 States to Demand an End to Politically-Motivated Lawsuit, Putting 5 Million Immigrants in Limbo

WASHINGTON – This Tuesday, May 19th, hundreds of faith, labor, business, and immigrant rights groups, and elected officials will come together for a National Day of Action to #Fight4DAPA. At rallies, petition deliveries, and press conferences across the country, pro-reform supporters will join together to demand an end to the Republican-driven lawsuit currently blocking the implementation of the new Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs and remind politicians and 2016 presidential hopefuls what’s at stake for millions of American families on this issue.

“Texas Gov. Abbott is responsible for why my family continues to live with uncertainty and fear, because of him, I could be taken away from my children at anytime,” said Ehiracenia Vazquez, Houston mother of two and member of the Texas Organizing Project. .”May 19th was supposed to be the day that I could apply for DAPA, when my family could finally have the hope of living without fear of being separated. Gov. Abbott and the other politicians need to drop this lawsuit that only aims to tear apart families like mine. Our community is going to fight harder than ever against these politicians who are standing in our way.”

Groups participating in events around the country include the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, Mi Familia Vota, SEIU, United We Dream, United Farm Workers, UFW Foundation, UNITE-HERE, America’s Voice, PICO, Church World Service, NAKASEC, and many others. 

CONTACT: Kyle Tharp, (865) 776-9645 




Chicago, IL:

“Illinois is Ready” Press Conference with Sen. Durbin & Rep. Gutierrez

-       Note: Monday, May 18th

-       9am at Erie Neighborhood House

-       Hosted by ICIRR and UNITEHERE

-       Contact: Veronica Castro,


Los Angeles, CA:

Rally & Press Event with Local Elected Officials

-       11:00am PT at LA County Board of Supervisors Bldg (500 W. Temple St., Los Angeles)

-       Hosted by “Ready CA Coalition”: CHIRLA, SEIU, UFW Foundation,

        UFW, NILC, UNITE HERE, ILRC & others

-       Contact: Jorge-Mario Cabrera,, (562) 243-5559


Austin, TX:

Rally Outside the Governor’s Mansion

-       Hosted by Local United We Dream Affiliates

-       12pm CT at TX Governor's Mansion (1010 Colorado St., Austin, TX 78701)

-       Contact: Mario Carillo,, (915) 449-6463


Candlelight Vigil Outside the Governor's Mansion

-       Hosted by Workers Defense Project

-       8:30pm CT at TX Governor's Mansion (1010 Colorado St., Austin, TX 78701)

-       Contact: Emily Timm,


New York, NY:

Rally & Press Conference 

-       12pm ET at 26 Federal Plaza


-       Contact: Daniel Altschuler,


Community Town Hall Meeting

-       6:30-9pm ET at SEIU 32BJ


Raleigh, NC:

March to the Governor's Mansion

-       Hosted by Latin American Coalition, Action NC, and El Pueblo 

-       Begins at 3:30pm at the Action NC office (112 S. Blount St., Raleigh)

        Arrives at NC Governor's Mansion (200 N. Blount St., Raleigh, NC 27601)

-       Contact: Hector Vaca,, (704) 244-1100


Dallas, TX:

Press Conference

-       11am CT at Christ's Foundry United Methodist Mission (3363 Park Ln., Dallas)

-       Hosted by Texas Organizing Project

-       Contact: Mary Moreno,, (832) 829-4174


Houston, TX:

Press Conference & Phone Banking to Gov. Abbott

-       11am CT at Iglesia Episcopal San Mateo (6635 Alder Dr., Houston)

-       Hosted by Texas Organizing Project, SEIU Texas, Mi Familia Vota

-       Contact: Mary Moreno,, (832) 829-4174                  


Knoxville, TN:

Rally for DAPA

-        12:00pm ET at Market Square

-        Hosted by Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition

-        Contact: Pratik Dash,


Denver, CO:

Press Conference: Our Community Supports DAPA!

-      10:00am MT at Escuela Tleteloco (2949 N. Federal Blvd., Denver, CO)

-       Hosted by Hosted by: Mi Familia Vota, SEIU Local 105, Rights for All People, 

        Together Colorado, Escuela Tletololco, Colorado Latino Leadership And

        Research Organization, Denver Area Labor Federation, Centro Humanitario, 

        CO Organization for Latino Opportunity and Reproductive Rights , AFL-CIO, CIRC,

        Dreamers United & Colorado Progressive Coalition. 

-       Contact: Felipe Benitez,              


San Jose, CA:

Vigil for Immigration Reform

-       6pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church

-       Hosted by Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN),

        SEIU, and the Santa Clara County Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform 

-       Contact: Victoria Ramirez,, (408) 453-3003 


Riverside, CA:

Press Conference

-       10:00am PT at University of California Riverside (900 University Ave., Riverside, CA)

-       Hosted by SEIU, Mi Familia Vota, UCR - Chicano Student Programs, ICUC

-       Contact: Italia,, (951) 963-4379 


Fresno, CA:

Press Conference

-       11am PT at Coyle Federal Bldg, (2500 Tulare St., Fresno, CA)

-       Hosted by SEIU, Mi Familia Vota

-       Contact: Samuel Molina,


Modesto, CA:

Press Conference

-       11:00am PT at 511 Vine St., Modesto, CA 95351

-       Hosted by Mi Familia Vota and CBC, the Stanislaus Immigration Coalition & others

-       Contact: Sergio Lara,


Bakersfield, CA:

Protest Against the Lawsuit and New Detention Center

-      10:30am at Mesa Verde Facility (425 Golden State Ave., Bakersfield, CA)

-       Hosted by UFW, UFWF, SEIU, Dolores Huerta Foundation & partners of the Kern Coalition for Citizenship

-       Contact: Erica Lomeli,


Charlotte, NC:

Press Conference at Action NC Office

-       11:45am at Action NC (5500 Executive Center Dr. Ste #234, Charlotte, NC)

-       Contact: Hector Vaca,, (704) 244-1100


Baltimore, MD:

Press Conference

-       Hosted by CASA de MD

-       Contact: Susana Flores,


Reno, NV:


-        6pm at Little Flower Church (875 E Plumb Lane, Reno, NV 89509)

-        Hosted by PLAN & ACLU of Nevada

-        Contact: Laura Martin,, (702) 292-1279


Las Vegas, NV:

Press Conference

-      11am PT at NV Attorney General's office (555 E Washington Ave, 89101)

-      Hosted by PLAN, Culinary Union Local 226 (Unite HERE), & Mi Familia Vota

-      Contact: Laura Martin,, (702) 292-1279


York, PA:

DAPA Community Info Session

-        Hosted by CASA

-        Contact: Susana Flores,


Miami, FL:

Press Conference & Delegation to Dade County Commission

-       Hosted by UNITE HERE, SEIU, FLIC

-       Contact: Natalia Jaramillo,, (786) 317-3524


Ft. Lauderdale, FL:

Delegation to Broward County Commission

-       10:00am at Broward County Government Center

-       Hosted by Florida Immigrant Coalition

-       Contact: Natalia Jaramillo,, (786) 317-3524


Broward, FL:

Vigil and Rally to Stop Deportations

-        6:30 pm at Broward Transitional Center (3900 Powerline Rd, Pompano Beach, FL)

-        Contact: Natalia Jaramillo,, (786) 317-3524


Washington, DC:

Press Conference with Members of Congress

-       12:30pm in Capitol Visitor Center (HVC 215)

-       Hosted by Rep. Xavier Becerra, Rep. Yvette Clarke, Rep. Ruben Gallego, 

        United We Dream, CASA de MD, and SEIU

-       Contact: Kyle Tharp,, (865) 776-9645


Phoenix, AZ:

Press Conference & Delegation to Governor's Office

-       4pm at AZ Governor's Office (1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ)

-       Hosted by Mi Familia Vota, UNITE HERE, LUCHA

-       Contact: Magden Camacho, (602) 503-1704


Tucson, AZ:

Press Conference & Delegation

-     12:00pm at 400 W. Congress St., Tucson, AZ

-     Hosted by Mi Familia Vota, SEIU

-     Contact: Eduardo Sainz,


Lansing, MI:

Day of Action with Michigan United

-      1:30pm at St. Pauls Episcopal Church (218 W. Ottawa st., Lansing, MI)

-      Hosted by Michigan United

-      Contact: Adonis Flores,


Seattle, WA:

Event with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray

-       10:00am PT at the Seattle Federal Building (915 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA)

-       Hosted by One America

-       Contact:


Madison, WI:

Press Conference with Mayor Paul Soglin

-        10:30am at Centro Hispano (810 W. Badger Rd., Madison, WI)

-        Hosted by Voces de la Frontera, SEIU HCWI and others

-        Contact: Sam Singleton Freeman,


Milwaukee, WI:

Press Conference

-       11am at City Hall (200 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI)

-       Hosted by Voces de la Frontera, SEIU HCWI

-       Contact: Sam Singleton-Freeman,, (414) 719-1373


Atlanta, GA:

Rally for In-State Tuition 

-        9:30am ET at University System of GA (270 Washington St. SW, Atlanta, GA)

-        Hosted by Georgia Undocumented Youth Alliance & Asian Americans Advancing Justice, others


Columbus, OH:

Press Conference & Petition Delivery

-       10:30am at Atrium Room, Ohio Statehouse (1 Capitol Sq., Columbus, OH)

-       Hosted by Ohio's Voice and others

-       Contact: Lynn Tramonte,


North Little Rock, AR:

DAPA Workshop

-       6:30pm CST at Seis Puentes (4202 Camp Robinson Rd, N Little Rock, AR)

-       Hosted by Arkansas United Community Coalition

-       Contact: Jenna Greer, (501) 326-1779


Everett, MA:

Press Conference on Immigration Enforcement

-           11:00am ET at Glendale Park, Corner of Elm & Russell, Everett, MA

-           Hosted by the MIRA Coalition

-           Contact: Frank Soults, (216) 849-2271


Online Days of Action & Campaigns:


-          Causa Oregon will be launching a new online resource

-          Contact: Erik Sorenson, (503) 488-0263



-          Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice Online Day of Action for DAPA

-          Contact: Rodrigo Barragan,