FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2021
Fernanda Durand | (214) 402-0186 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Nancy Treviño | (786) 201-8958 | email@example.com
Immigrants Demand Legal Status, Access to Health and an End to Detention
Virtual press conference
WHAT: Alianza Americas and Presente.org will host a virtual press conference with Alianza Americas member organizations Central American Resource Center of Washington, D.C., Centro Romero of Chicago, and the Latino Commission on AIDS (NYC) to raise the voices of immigrant communities and provide reflections on the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris administration, as well as congressional gridlock around immigration legislation. Panelists will discuss their assessment of national and transnational immigration policy, the urgent need for access to healthcare for immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic, and a call to end immigration detention and instead fund access to counsel, among other initiatives. The event will be conducted in English and Spanish. *Spanish-English / English-Spanish interpretation available*
- Abel Nuñez, Central Executive Director, Central American Resource Center of Washington, D.C.
- Daysi Funes, Executive Director, Centro Romero, Chicago
- Judith Montenegro, Latino Commission on AIDS, New York
WHEN: April 28
TIME: 1 p.m. ET/12 p.m. CT/10 a.m. PT
WHERE: Via Zoom; RSVP with firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the event link.
Alianza Americas is a network of migrant-led organizations working in the United States and transnationally to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for communities across North, Central and South America.
Presente.org is the nation’s largest online Latinx organizing group — and the nation’s premier Latinx digital organizing hub — advancing social justice with technology, media, and culture. Presente.org’s mission is to advance Latinx power and create winning campaigns that amplify Latinx voices; expand the political imagination and traditional boundaries; and foster inspiration for freedom, equity, and justice.
Since 1981, CARECEN Washington D.C. has remained true to its long history of facilitating the process of transition for immigrants to an integrated life in their new home and equipping them to play an essential role in the advancement of the community.
For over 35 years, Centro Romero has been a community-based organization that serves the refugee immigrant population on the northeast side of Chicago. Our interrelated programs include the Youth Learning and Leadership Program, Family Services (encapsulating the Domestic Violence Prevention Program, the Public Benefits Program, and the New Americans Initiative), Adult Education, and Legal Services. These are essential services that support healthy personal and social development of participants. Our long-term organizational goal is to bridge a disenfranchised community of immigrants and refugees into mainstream American society as well as improving their opportunity for upward social mobility.
The Latino Commission on AIDS is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 in response to the unmet need for HIV/AIDS prevention and care for Latinx/Hispanics. Our public health mission is to address the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, in the context of addressing health disparities, by spearheading health advocacy, promoting health education, developing and replicating evidence-based programs for PLWHA and high-risk communities, and by building capacity across the public health sector and strategic partners nationally.