A town hall meeting will be held Sunday to discuss national immigration reform as well as efforts to form a San Luis Obispo County immigration coalition.
The meeting and a community potluck will be hosted by People of Faith for Justice, an interfaith alliance in the county, and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
The same groups hosted a meeting in April with 18 faith leaders and Rep. Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, to share concerns about the current immigration system.
“Now is the time for the community to come together to support meaningful action in Washington on immigration reform,” organizer Gina Whitaker stated in a news release. “We have a small window of opportunity to pass reform legislation that is both compassionate as well as comprehensive to keep families together and provide a clear path to citizenship for those who are living in limbo in the U.S. today.”
The U.S. Senate is expected to start debating the bipartisan immigration bill next week.
The event is set to start at 5 p.m. Sunday at 2201 Lawton Ave. in San Luis Obispo. Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP to Whitaker by Friday, June 7, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The potluck is free, but attendees are asked to bring food and drinks to share.