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Thursday, February 22, 2024
Feb. 22, 2024

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Relay for immigration justice kicks off today in Vancouver

By , Columbian staff writer

A national campaign urging leaders to create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants will kick off today in Vancouver, with a virtual and in-person rally that will include U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Vancouver City Councilor Ty Stober.

The campaign, called March to Victory: Relay Across America for immigration justice, starts in Vancouver but will continue across 30 states with subsequent rallies through May 1. It’s organized by the national immigrant and refugee advocacy organization OneAmerica Votes.

A virtual rally including an appearance from Murray will begin at 5:30 p.m. via Facebook. April Sims from the Washington State Labor Council will serve as emcee. Participants can register at bit.ly/marchtovictorywa.

The in-person rally will begin at 6:15 p.m. at Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver. Attendees are encouraged to wear face masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Monserrat Padilla, director of the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network, and U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Port Angeles, are also expected to attend.

Columbian staff writer