FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2022
Diego Samayoa | 872-888-3594 | [email protected]
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WHAT: Alderman Andre Vasquez of Chicago’s 40th Ward will join advocacy groups Centro Romero and the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America, local officials, and young voters from families with different immigration statuses, in order to call on the Biden administration to protect Central American families through the Temporary Protection Status (TPS) humanitarian program.
Vasquez, whose parents are of Guatemalan origin, will speak alongside local youths (whose family members are TPS holders), as well as other members of the community, to emphasize that keeping families together is an issue of critical importance during this year’s midterms, in which an estimated 11.6 million voters of Latin American descent will participate.
Centro Romero and the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America are among the over 50 migrant-led organizations that make up the Alianza Americas coalition, a network of activist groups fighting for equity and human rights in 18 states.
WHO: Centro Romero, the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America, Alderman Andre Vasquez, Guatemalan General Consul Billy Muñoz and El Salvador General Consul Vanessa Guevara, and youths from mixed status families.
WHEN: September 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. CT
Alianza Americas is the premier transnational advocacy network of Latin American migrant-led organizations working in the United States, across the Americas, and globally to create an inclusive, equitable and sustainable way of life for communities across North, Central and South America. Alianza’s digital organizing powerhouse is Presente.org.