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August 14 Bakersfield Caravan for Citizenship

August 14 Bakersfield Caravan for Citizenship

Remarks by UFW President Arturo S. Rodriguez at ‘The Roadmap to Citizenship Goes Through Bakersfield’ event, August 14, 2013—Bakersfield

When Republican congressman Steve King called young Dreamers drug mules, the House Republican leadership quickly condemned his despicable comments.

But that same House Republican leadership allowed a vote and then repealed the Deferred Action Program for young people.

They gave Steve King a vote and voted with King on his amendment to deport these young immigrants.

Now the House Republican leadership refuses to give us a vote offering 11 million new Americans a pathway to earned citizenship.

The House Republican leaders—such as Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy—tell us to “wait.”

Hundreds of farm workers are here today. Workers from all walks of life ARE HERE TODAY!

The House GOP leadership tells us to wait.

But when growers ask us to pick mushrooms, they don’t say wait; they say hurry up!

When growers ask us to pick tomatoes, they don’t say wait; they say hurry up!
    
When growers ask us to pick strawberries or tree fruit or lettuce and vegetables, they don’t say wait; they say hurry up!

“The Roadmap to Citizenship Goes Through Bakersfield.” And that is why we are here today. This is Congressman Kevin McCarthy's district.

We expect the House Republican leaders like Kevin McCarthy to do one simple thing: Give us a vote on a path to citizenship in September.

Si Se Puede!

News Clips
08/15/2013
Salinas Californian: Ag workers caravan to rally
08/15/2013
Porterville Recorder: Porterville workers join caravan to Bakersfield for immigration reform
08/14/2013
KGET: Thousands rally for immigration reform in Bakersfield
08/14/2013
La Opinion: Campaña migratoria presionará a republicanos en California
08/14/2013
Desert Sun: Coachella Valley residents join caravan for immigrant rights
08/14/2013
Valley News: Immigration Advocates Make Big August Push
08/14/2013
Washington Post: Immigration-overhaul advocates make big August push
08/14/2013
Sierra Sun Times (CA): Farm Groups Rally Support for Reform of Immigration Law
08/14/2013
LA Times: Supporters of immigration overhaul trek to Bakersfield for rally
08/14/2013
KGET TV 17: Activists descend on Bakersfield (video)
08/14/2013
Salinas Californian: Farm workers lobby for immigration reform
08/14/2013
Univision Noticias: Miles de inmigrantes exigen en California la reforma migratoria con ciudadanía
08/14/2013
Univision:El camino a la reforma empieza en Bakersfield (video)
08/14/2013
Politico: Immigration reform's whipping boy: Kevin McCarthy
08/14/2013
Bakersfield Californian: Immigration rally keeps pressure on McCarthy
08/14/2013
KBAK-TV (CA): Big rally puts Bakersfield squarely in immigration spotlight
08/14/2013
VOXXI: Immigration reform advocates target Kevin McCarthy in caravan
08/14/2013
NewsRelease: GIVE US A VOTE ON A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP NOW!
08/14/2013
Ventura County Star (CA): Local immigrant advocacy groups caravan to Bakersfield rally
08/14/2013
Marketplace: Farm workers march for immigration reform
08/14/2013
23 ABC (CA): Thousands march to Congressman Kevin McCarthy's office in Bakersfield regarding immigration reform
08/12/2013
El Corrido de la caravana a Bakersfield La Campesina
UFW/UFWF News Releases
08/14/2013
Remarks by Arturo S. Rodriguez, President, United Farm Workers of America, ‘The Roadmap to Citizenship Goes Through Bakersfield,’ August 14, 2013—Bakersfield
08/14/2013
Comentarios de Arturo S. Rodriguez, Presidente, United Farm Workers of America, ‘The Roadmap to Citizenship Goes Through Bakersfield’, Augusto 14, 2013—Bakersfield
08/14/2013
NewsRelease: GIVE US A VOTE ON A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP NOW!
08/09/2013
Farm workers lead statewide caravan to Bakersfield urging Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy to support path to citizenship
08/07/2013
Farm workers and immigrant rights leaders travel the road to citizenship, vow not to take 'No' for an answer
   
Videos
08/01/2013
Clip from March to McCarthy's Office During Bakersfield Caravan for Citizenship
   
Photos
08/15/2013
Photos Bakersfield Caravan for Citizenship by Tanya X. Leonzo-Castillo
08/15/2013
Photos Bakersfield Caravan for Citizenship by Jocelyn Sherman
08/15/2013
Photos Bakersfield Caravan for Citizenship by Jesus Valenzuela
 

 

 

   


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