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Fri August 9, 2013
Politics

Greeley Immigration Reform Rally Set For Saturday

An immigration rally in Denver in March of 2010.
Credit Heather Falenski / Flickr/creative commons

A coalition of groups advocating immigration reform will hold a rally Saturday in Greeley. Hundreds of supporters will be bused in from communities as far south as Pueblo.

Organizers say one of the goals of the gathering is to get elected officials like Congressman Cory Gardner to take a public position on immigration reform.

“Once we can get you know, a public statement from all of our elected officials then we can continue to work," said Angel Sanchez, one of the speakers at the rally.

"But as of right now the main focus is to make sure that our elected officials are not only telling us behind closed doors yes we do support you we do this but that they’re going to actually come out sand say the publicly,” Sanchez said. 

Sanchez says having people from different socioeconomic backgrounds there will serve as a reminder of the huge impact of immigration on Colorado’s economy.  

What: March, Rally and Non-partisan Canvassing

When: Saturday, August 10th, 2013

  • March kick off from Luther Park starts at 11:00 a.m.
  • Rally at Lincoln Park starts at 12:00 p.m.
  • District Canvassing from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Luther Park, 10th st and 22nd ave. & Lincoln Park, 9th st and 10th ave. Greeley