Puerto Rican Superstar Supports Immigration Reform in U.S. and Will Attend National Rally for Citizenship on April 10th in Washington, DC.
Takes on an active role in defense of human rights and assumes mantle of leadership for millions of immigrants and families in the U.S. in need of a better future.
Washington, DC.-–Olga Tañón, accepted with a “yes” the convocation made by radio station El Zol 107.9, SEIU 32BJ and CASA in Action, to accompany them on a mission to help change the future of millions of families that today are prosecuted and live in the shadows, in their capacity as “undocumented immigrants.”
Olga Tañón will be present at the massive event on April 10th, 2013 on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building in Washington DC. where the unprecedented rally will be held and led by CASA in Action and other organizations like, SEIU 32bj, SEIU International, CASA de Maryland, National Education Association (NEA), United Auto Workers (UAW), Communications workers of America (CWA), Alliance for Citizenship, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) among hundreds of others. Tañón will be on hand side by side with some of the nation’s most powerful unions and pro-immigrant organizations.
Tañón will deliver a message to to the provide a message to the U.S. Congress and President Barack, asking they move quickly in passing a common-sense immigration reform bill with a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants living and working in the United States.
“The time is now …because undocumented immigrants are going through their struggle to survive in the United States of America and each day will be more complicated,” said the singer. “Our President Barack Obama and Congress can change the history of immigrants, but it must be now. It’s time for this country to give these humans the respect and justice they deserve. It’s time to stop ignoring them and start calling them by their names instead of ‘waiter’, ‘cook’ …They all have names, faces and rights. It’s time for union rather than separation,” stated Tañón.
She also added, that she identifies with the humble and hard working women and men, who have been uprooted from their family and have to live away from their children for the lack of an immigration reform that protects them and allows them to be legal in this country. In addition to her participation in the march, Olga will support the message with an ad campaign and a series of appearances in community events that will continue until immigration reform is achieved in America. “so families can be unified and can live in peace… the American dream,” she said.
“Olga Tañón has showed her commitment and love for her community,” stated Gustavo Torres, President of CASA in Action. “The votes that she inspired in November [2012 Presidential Elections] has turned into the real political power that we will be expressing on April 10th and we are proud to do it together with her.”
Olga Tañón has earned the admiration and respect of not only the public, but also of political personalities, presidents, governors and mayors worldwide. She was recently one of the key Hispanic figures that raised her voice to educate and encourage Hispanics to vote in the 2012 presidential elections to make a difference, and that was demonstrated last November, when Latinos with their votes changed the history of this country by electing President Barack Obama once again.
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