Colorado Interfaith Leaders and Governor to Sign Immigration Pledge
Denver, CO – On September 25th, 2008, Governor Bill Ritter will join a diverse group of interfaith religious leaders in Colorado to ask all Coloradoans of good will to sign an interfaith pledge on immigration during a press conference from the west Capitol steps. By signing the pledge on immigration, Coloradans commit to stand for America’s finest ideals and core community values by rejecting the politics of division and isolation that fan anger and hate against persons and communities.
Interfaith religious leaders across Colorado ask all people of good will to consider the losses we will continue to suffer if we as Coloradoans fail to seek comprehensive reform of the current immigration system. Signers of the pledge agree to work for just and humane immigration reform that will uphold the human dignity of each person and value the wholeness of each family unit.
WHAT: Colorado Interfaith Leaders Join Gov. Ritter for Press Conference to Sign Immigration Pledge
WHO: Governor Bill Ritter
Rep. Rev. Terrance Carroll
Bishop Allan Bjornberg, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Monsignor Tom Fryar, Archdiocese of Denver
Rabbi Joel Schwartzman, Congregation B’nai Chaim
Hafedh Ferjani, Denver Islamic Society
Butch Montoya, HS Power and Light
Rev. Patrick Demmer, Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance
Rev. Dr. Jim Ryan, Colorado Council of Churches
WHEN: TODAY, September 25, 2008, 8:15 A.M. MT
WHERE: West Capitol Steps