Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March for ONE Oregon Bus Tour

Posted By on Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Yesterday, the Rural Organizing Project, Causa Oregon, PCUN Farmworkers Union and the United Farmworkers kicked off the March for ONE Bus Tour in Bend.

The event's goal is to unite rural communities behind immigration reform, restore driver's licenses and champion fair treatment for all immigrants. 50 Oregonians hopped on a bus that will travel through Oregon's Congressional District 2 for the next five days.

The tour will hold press conferences, vigils, and will offer an opportunity to share stories and meet new allies.

On Tuesday, they held a rally in Bend, stopping at Greg Walden's office and marching through the streets of downtown.

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Check out our news story this week for more on immigration issues in Central Oregon.

Participants repeated the chat, "What do we want? Immigration reform! When do we want it? Now!" in English and Spanish. The march culminated at the Trinity Episcopal Church on Idaho St. where a rally was held. In an unrelated story, that church was the victim of a spree of arson fires in downtown Bend early Wednesday morning.

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Here is the bus schedule for the next few days:

March 6th

HOOD RIVER, OREGON 12pm
Strengthening Our ONE Community
Riverside Community Church: 317 State St, Hood River

HERMISTON, OREGON 5pm
Celebration for Unity and Immigration Reform
March beginning at 5pm Hermiston City Hall
Dinner at 6pm El Chaparral Shopping Center: 305 SW 11th St, Hermiston

March 7th
LA GRANDE, OREGON 12pm
Uniting for Home Grown Prosperity through Immigration Reform
Rally at Congressman Walden’s office: 1211 Washington Avenue, La Grande

ONTARIO, OREGON 5pm
March and Dinner to build Welcoming Communities
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church: 829 SW 2nd Ave, Ontario

March 8th

NAMPA, IDAHO 12pm
Northwest Immigration Reform Bus Tour Stop
Hispanic Cultural Center: 315 Stampede Drive

BURLEY, IDAHO 7pm
Northwest Immigration Reform Bus Tour Stop
Location TBA

March 9th
WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON 1pm
Location TBA

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