New Coalition Urges Congress to Improve the Status of Immigrant Women

The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights (NCIWR) will address members of Congress and their staff on the dire need to improve the lives of immigrant women living in the United States. NCIWR is a coalition of progressive, grassroots women’s organizations advocating for immigration reform legislation that ensures the rights of all immigrant women, and their families, living and working in U.S.

This is the first time that members of Congress and their staff will be briefed on the issue of improving immigration reform legislation with regard to immigrant women. The comprehensive stories and the real needs of immigrant women have not been adequately brought before Congress and the press. Millions of immigrant women’s voices have been silenced long enough, and it is time for Congress to listen and do the right thing.

What: The National Coalition for Immigrant Women’s Rights briefs members of Congress


Kiran Ahuja, Executive Director, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum

Olga Vives, Executive Vice President, National Organization for Women

Joanne Lin, Senior Staff Attorney, Immigrant Women Program, Legal Momentum

Hannah Sin, Community Outreach Director, Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project

Aishia Glasford, Policy Analyst, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health


Wednesday, March 7, 2007

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. breakfast

10:00 a.m. program begins


2237 Rayburn House Office Building


Contact: Caitlin Gullickson, media[at], 202-628-8669 ext 123