23rd and H, NW
Washington, District of Columbia

On Thursday, September 7, thousands will rally in support of comprehensive immigration reform and immigrants’ rights.
Join the Jewish contingent at this rally, either by riding with us from NYC, or by meeting us in Washington for lunch and more. Note that you must register if you plan to join us either on the bus or for lunch.

The effort to mobilize Jewish support is a project of the Jewish Task Force for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, a broad coalition of twenty Jewish organizations recently co-convened by Jewish FundS for Justice and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. The busses from New York are sponsored by the Jewish FundS for Justice.

Organizers of the rally are calling for :

- Path to citizenship for millions of hard-working immigrants here today and those who come in the future.
- Keeping all of our families together by reducing backlogs and ending deportations.
- Protections for immigrant and U.S.-born workers.
- Strong protections of civil rights & civil liberties for all.

We have a limited number of seats available on the New York bus, so click here to reserve your spot today. The bus will leave at 8:30am from Congregation Ansche Chesed on 100th and West End Ave in Manhattan. All are invited to join Ansche Chesed for an egalitarian, traditional minyan at 7:20 that morning. We will enjoy a bagel breakfast on the bus, courtesy of the Workman’s Circle.

At 1PM, the Jewish contingent (from NY, DC & everywhere else) will gather at the George Washington University Hillel (23rd and H, NW) for a kosher dairy lunch, sponsored by the HIAS, learning about Judaism and immigration, sign-making and socializing. From there, we will walk together to the mall for the 4PM rally.

The New York bus will leave at approximately 6:30 PM from RFK stadium (blue or orange line to the Stadium/Armory station). Those who wish to stay in DC longer may join in a march to the White House from 6-8PM.
Please join us to show your support for comprehensive immigration reform! If you want to come either on the buses or for the pre-rally lunch and learn, sign up here.
The members of the Jewish Task Force for Comprehensive Immigration Reform are:
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (co-convener), Jewish Funds for Justice (co-convener), American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League, Avodah, Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, Jewish Community Action, Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Jewish Labor Committee, JCRC-Tucson, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Jews United for Justice, National Council of Jewish Women, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Religious Action Center, Shalom Center, UJA Federation-New York, United Jewish Communities, Workman's Circle-Arbeiter Ring

Official Website: http://jewishjustice.org/jfsj.php?page=

Added by jspot on August 28, 2006

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