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MOP organizing rally June 7 to pressure Obama on Immigration Reform

May 21, 2010

The Michigan Organizing Project (MOP) announced today that they are organizing a rally in Kalamazoo on June 7, while President Obama gives the commencement address to an area high school.

MOP wants to pressure the President to follow through with campaign promises on a comprehensive immigration reform at the federal level. In a message sent out MOP states, This is a tremendous opportunity to show local and even national media how much the people of West Michigan care about comprehensive immigration reform.

MOP is also organizing buses from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo, buses that will be leaving from La Nueva Esperanza United Methodist Church (100 Burton St SE, Grand Rapids, 49507) at 5:15pm on Monday, June 7th.

The local organization is also asking for a $10 donation to cover their costs and for people to reserve a seat ahead of time by sending an E-mail to Jordon Bruxvoort jordan.bruxvoort@gmail.com. If you are unable to attend by would like to sponsor anyone else to attend the rally you can also make a donation to MOP by June 4. Their office is located at 250 Brown St SE in Grand Rapids.

MOP has been one of the main groups locally advocating for comprehensive immigration reform over the past few years. Organizers say that they expect a large turnout from the Hispanic community since some of the Spanish language radio stations will be aggressively promoting this opportunity.

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