"October and November are going to be two crucial months in the debate over immigration reform and we believe that is the right time to remind lawmakers that although they are passing other things, they not forgets our problems domestically in the country," says Jaime Contreras, 32BJ SEIU Vice president.
Gustavo Andrade of Casa de Maryland, I invite the community to join the march and concert representatives of local organizers at a press conference expressed, Monday its expectation that the two hour concert will attract thousands of spectators, who invite to march to the Congress to complete the submission.
Lilia Downs concert began after noon with four songs, to cede the stage to the Tigres del Norte for two full hours. Felix Sanchez, director of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, said the two artists performed for free. "The songs of Los Tigres del Norte have been the voice of the reform movement because their lyrics are very powerful," he added. Gustavo Torres, director of the organization Casa de Maryland, said a coalition of 20 organizations provided the nearly $700,000 needed to coordinate the concert and walking, also indicated that this concert is the culmination of events planned from October 5 in 100 U.S. cities.