News & Information
Seattle WA. 09/04/2013. Today Mayor Mike McGinn announced several new efforts to support immigrant and refugee communities in Seattle, including the creation of an Immigrant Voting Rights Taskforce. The taskforce, comprised of community leaders, academics and attorneys, will be tasked with making Seattle more voter-friendly for the more than 100,000 Seattle residents who are foreign-born.
Join The Seattle Public Library, KCTS, Latino City Employees, and the Office of Arts and Culture for a free lunchtime screening of followed by a discussion with filmmaker Enrique Cerna and panelists from the documentary including Phyllis Gutierrez-Kenney and Erasmo Gamboa.
Thursday, 5 September 2013 - 12:00pm
- A lifelong champion of the rights of Latino and immigrant communities, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez is a national leader in the effort to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for millions of aspiring Americans. As attention turns to the House, Rep. Gutiérrez comes to Yakima to rally immigrant families from across Washington in support of reform that keeps families together and strengthens our economy. Free event, Saturday July 13 5:00-7:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Yakima, 225 N 2nd St.
English Monday July 1st - Saturday, July 6th, 2013 Seattle, WAN - Not One More Deportation! #Not1More (Para español ver mas abajo)
May 16, 2013. Seattle. Thanks to the generosity of 135 donors, with gifts ranging from $10 to $3,000, we have reached our $15,000 challenge match goal to support the ESL program! About half of these donations were made as part of GiveBIG and will qualify for an additional “stretch” match.
Successful completion of this challenge match ensures that Casa Latina’s ESL program will remain fully funded through the end of this year, helping hundreds of immigrants learn English, find and keep work, support their families, and contribute to the community!
Meet Carlos, a 26-year old man from Guatemala, who is learning English, so that someday his aspirations to study accounting can become a reality. And meet Margarita, a woman from El Salvador who only attended school until she was only nine and is now learning to speak, read, and write English. And there is Jose, who works in a restaurant. By learning English, Jose knows he can negotiate for fair working conditions and wages, wages he sends to support his two children in Mexico, so that they can get a good education.