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Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Immigration
Type: Press Advisory

Close to One Thousand Low-Income New Yorkers, Mostly Immigrants from Latin America, to Hold Massive Community Assembly in Queens

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 19th, 2008

More than 15 elected officials, including most major candidates for Mayor, and representatives of City, State and federal government will be present to hear and respond to these NYers public policy concerns.

The event will be conducted IN SPANISH, with simultaneous interpretation into English for all English-speakers.

WHAT:    Make the Road NY (MRNY), NYC’s largest membership-led, community-based organization’s 1st Annual Community Assembly.  Low-income New Yorkers will be sharing their stories, in their languages, with power brokers from every level of government and all around the city.

Members of MRNY will present the organization’s 7-point platform for a Just New York and hear responses from the elected officials.  Musical performances and theater will accompany the substantive policy part of the event.  Balloons, signs and flags will fill the auditorium.  The Assembly comes on the heels of MRNY’s successful voter education and mobilization effort that knocked on over 10,000 doors over the past few months.

WHEN:        Saturday, February 23th, 2008 1:45 – 5pm.

WHERE:      The Auditorium of the Ganesh Temple, 143-09 Holly Avenue, (corner of Holly and Smart Street) Flushing, Queens
Main Street / Flushing stop on the 7 train