Democracia USA along with the Farmworkers Association and other groups has organized a series of events in the Central Florida region in solidarity with our immigrant brothers that have been suffering under the current broken system. Sunday, we had a “know your rights training” and community forum with local official and representatives from the federal government in attendence. Monday, Wednesday and Friday prayer ceremonies were held in Apopka, Mount Dora, and Poiciana respectively with song, prayer, and testimonies. The culmination was the visit of Congressman Luis Gutierrez, an event organized primary by evangelic church groups. As well as bring people to the event, Democracia USA help bring forth the stirring testamony of Robert and Rita Cote. With somewhere over 1700, participants the event showed the importnace of this issue for the Central Florida Community. This just the first step in making the pleas of the most oppressed in our society in to a roar that can be heard in the halls of Washington.
A week of solidarity with our immigrant brothers