More on Immigration
WASHINGTON - President Obama, in his 2014 State of the Union speech here last night, defined narrowing of the unprecedented wealth gap in America as a major task facing the nation.
He delivered what was essentially a call for progressive approaches on a host of issues that he passionately argued were needed to keep alive the "American dream," while having to navigate through political channels heavily circumscribed by far-right Republican obstructionism.
"No one who works full time should have to live in poverty," he declared.
The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) on Friday announced that CAPAC Members are fasting in support of the Fast for Families campaign.
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December 12, 2013
Contact: Carrie Adams (202) 225-2661
Washington, D.C.— Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) joined Fast for Families: A Call for Immigration Reform and Citizenship in a solidarity fast, where she will abstain from solid food for 24 hours to stand alongside immigration rights activists from the faith, business, advocacy, and human rights communities calling for comprehensive immigration reform.
OCO was a key partner in an immigration forum that Congresswoman Barbara Lee held in Oakland on March 26.
More than 300 people from Oakland Community Organizations, labor unions and social service agencies packed St. Elizabeth High School to ask the congresswoman to be a voice for the 11 million aspiring citizens living in the U.S.
House members near and far, and from both sides of the aisle, are holding forums to hear their constituents’ thoughts on immigration reform.