Thursday, March 12, 2009

Kate Kooyman merits attention for role in immigration reform movement

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (March 12, 2009)--Kate Kooyman, co-leader of the Micah Center's Immigration Action Group, earned a spot in the Grand Rapids Press for her role in immigration advocacy and action in the West Michigan community. Press reporter Erin Albanese produced an excellent article focusing on Kooyman's contributions as a staff member with the CRC Office of Social Justice. 

In the article, Albanese describes the February prayer vigil held at La Iglesia Metodista Unida La Nueva Esperanza that gathered over 100 people of faith, Latino and non-Latino alike, co-sponsored by Kooyman's office, the Micah Center, Michigan Organizing Project, and Justice for Our Neighbors. It represents regional interest in an issue that has long been pushed aside in our national agenda, neglecting the needs of thousands upon thousands of immigrants across the country.

To view the article, you may click on the link below. For more information on the Micah Center Immigration Action Group, visit the Center's "Action Groups" page.

Brian Paff, The Micah Center

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