Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Fighting the Wall in Capitol Hill
CASA Members attended the13th Annual Us/Mexico Congressional Border Issues Conference. During The Congressional Reception, CASA Members met with Congressmen Silvestre Reyes (D-TX), and Arturo Sarukhan, Ambassador of Mexico to the US. CASA members were able to talk about the border wall issue with them. During the day, CASA members also attended DHS Secretary J. Napolitanos Offices and met with David Pagan of US Custom and Border Protection State/Local Liaison, Patricia Villarreal, Executive Director of Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Congressmen Filner (D-CA), and Congressmen R. Grijalva (D-AZ).
CASA Members Cindy Johnson, Ryan and Yajaira Tauber, at the steps of Capitol Hill, meeting with Congressman, Robert Aderholt.
Elizabeth Garcia, Carol Spring, Cindy Johnson, Yajaira Tauber, Carl Magruder, Roger Wolcott and Charles Spring, protesting against the border wall in front of Capitol Hill.
CASEROs also met with the Global Ministries Department of the Methodin Church in DC, and with Michael Degnan, from the National Forests and Wildlife and Sierra Club.