March 23, 2007

English: Jorge-Mario Cabrera 213-385-7800
Spanish: Gerardo Velazco 213-346-3216
Korean: Yongho Kim 323-937-3718

News media are advised of the following press opportunity and information.

Immigration Reform Bill Author Congressman Gutierrez (D-IL), Assembly Speaker Nuñez & Renán Armendárez Coello “El Cucuy” Among The More Than 50 Elected Officials and Entertainers to Headline Los Angeles Forum March 25 at LA Sports Arena

First Annual Immigrant Communities Forum “Justice for Our Families Now” to be held on Sunday, March 25, 2007 at the LA Sports Arena from 10 am to 3 pm. More than 10,000 persons are expected to attend. The focus of the community forum is to educate, entertain, and mobilize Los Angeles in relation to a just and humane immigration reform bill and three other community priorities. No Charge. To gain access to the Forum, community members are only asked to bring a blank envelope and a .39 cent stamp. Letters will be written to their congress representatives and mailed upon the conclusion of the forum.

A variety of speakers and entertainment will include national, state, and local officials including LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Congresswomen Napolitano and Solis, and many others. Some artists include: Graciela Beltrán, Juan Rivera, Marisela, Carmen Jara, Flakkis, Los Cadetes de Linares. Coordinating organizations include APALC, CHIRLA, CARECEN, COFEM, Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, KRC, NAKASEC, NALEO Educational Fund.

Sunday, March 25, 2007
10 am-3 pm (Media may access location no earlier than 8 am) Please call
before for credentials.

LA Sports Arena, 3939 South Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90037