Community Leaders Ride Bus to D.C. for Immigrant Rights

July 8, 2003

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

On July 8, 2003 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported that "an unprecedented coalition of immigrant rights advocates, community groups and labor unionists plans to get on the bus in Seattle and nine other cities this fall and take their cause to the nation's heartland and on to Washington, D.C.... The 'Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride,' is intended to highlight U.S. immigration policies that organizers say undermine workplace rights, family reunification and workers' progress toward legal residency and citizenship... Unions are among the most recent to speak out for immigrant rights in the coalition that includes the King County Labor Council, the Washington State Labor Council, the Hate Free Zone Campaign of Washington, the Urban League of Washington, the United Farm Workers, the Church Council of Greater Seattle, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, the Council on American Islamic Relations, the People's Coalition for Justice and dozens of other groups."