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The Lifelines to Healing Campaign stands in solidarity with the Pilgrimage for a Pathway Citizenship as they embark on a 21-day, 285 mile journey, walking on behalf of the 11 million aspiring Americans seeking a pathway in this country.

Pray with us family, that justice will prevail.

Check periodically for updates on this amazing journey!

http://www.pilgrimageforcitizenship.org/the-pilgrims.html

Congressman Jeff Denham, speaking at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Patterson on Friday night, committed to supporting and advancing an earned pathway to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans. Friday’s event marked the end of the fifth day of PICO California’s Pilgrimage for a Pathway to Citizenship. Congressman Denham’s public commitment came in response to a question asked by Pilgrim Adriana Hernandez, a resident of Patterson. He also agreed to reach out to party leadership and other members of the California delegation to urge a vote on a pathway to citizenship.

Standing in a field of more than 3,000 grave makers on the National Mall, Newtown clergy, the Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners, the Rev. Michael McBride of PICO National Network and others will begin a 24-hour vigil in the shadow of Capitol Hill at 11:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 11. The clergy will call on Congress to vote on the gun violence prevention legislation expected soon on the floor of the Senate.

“More than 3,300 people have died as a result of gun violence since the tragedy in Newtown, and it’s past time for our leaders to act,” said the Rev. Michael McBride, director of PICO National Network’s Lifelines to Healing campaign. “We have stepped down from our pulpits and left our houses of worship to remind Congress we’re not going anywhere, until they pass meaningful legislation that bans assault weapons and high capacity magazines, institutes enforceable universal background checks, ends gun trafficking, prosecutes straw purchasers, and invests in proven strategies reduce the gun violence that plagues our cities every day.”

The vigil, sponsored by the PICO National Network’s Lifelines to Healing campaign and Sojourners, comes ahead of expected Senate votes on the assault weapons ban, universal background checks, prosecution of straw purchasers and school safety legislation. Volunteers will begin setting up the vigil at 6:00 a.m. EDT on April 11. The staging and the vigil are both open to media and coverage is welcome. Video, photo and interview opportunities will be available.

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