For Immediate Release and Planning Purposes:
December 18th, 2019
Contact: Viridiana Vidal (702) 206-2110 //

Sec. Julian Castro Joins Low Wage Workers and Immigrant Families for a Town Hall

“It’s time for a new conversation on immigration that centers workers rights and lifts up immigrant voices.”

Los Angeles, CA. One day before the next Democratic debate, Sec. Castro will join members of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) and grassroots partners, for a town hall alongside day laborers, domestic workers, TPS families, and low wage workers from across southern California – for a much-needed conversation on immigration and workers rights.

While the past two Democratic debates have failed to talk about immigration, Sec. Julian Castro has consistently made a point of highlighting key areas impacting immigrant families and has made clear the need to “learn the lessons” from the previous administration’s shortfalls on immigration.

Just this Monday, immigrant rights groups NDLON, RAICES, and COSECHA called on Tom Perez, Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to host an immigration specific debate with presidential candidates. Groups pointed out that the two previous Democratic debates have failed to discuss immigration.

The petition reads, in part:

“We demand a new conversation on immigration – one that centers the realities of working people and commits to migrant justice on day one – at home, with border communities, and abroad. To begin, we are asking you, Chairperson Perez, to commit the DNC to hosting a debate on immigration during the 2020 primary season.”

What: Workers Solidarity and Migrant Justice Town Hall w/ Sec. Julian Castro
When: Wednesday, Dec 18 at 6:00pm PST
Where: Pasadena Community Job Center, 500 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101