"Protesters decry Lipinski's vote on immigration bill"
Posted Fri, Dec 30, 2005 at 6:46 am
Hispanic community activists gathered Wednesday in front of the office of U.S. Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-Ill.) on the Southwest Side to protest his vote for [HR4437].Unfortunately, the ICIRR is quite a connected organization, as future posts will show. For now, note this:
The group of about two dozen protesters also announced the formation of the Committee for the Progress of the 3rd Congressional District, a set of business and community leaders who intend to find a candidate to run against Lipinski in 2008.
"The Mexican community is incensed by his voting in the bill," said Juan Salgado, director of the non-profit Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. "Immigration is one of the main reasons Chicago continues to be prosperous ... This is just not sensible."
Juan Salgado, Executive Director of [Instituto del Progreso Latino], is the Co-Chair of the Illinois Immigration Task Force. This new Task Force will work with the Governor to provide guidance and oversight for state agencies working with immigrants. The Task Force was announced on November 19th during the historic signing of an Executive Order creating a state-wide position to work with the Task Force. Over 20,000 different immigrants united to support the Executive Order at the Immigration Convention.And:
Approximately 90% of IPL's operating budget is funded by various government agencies to support most on-campus and some off-site programs and services. IPL also secures corporate and private investments to support internal and external programs. Examples of major corporate and foundation donors include the Chicago Community Trust, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Aetna Foundation, Del Monte Foods, Citibank, Pepsi USA and the United Way.