CHIRLACoalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (California)
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In 2005, MUA, La Colectiva, PWC, CHIRLA along with People Organized to Win Employment Rights ("POWER") formed the California Household Worker Coalition, and began discussion of a legislative campaign, (158) At a statewide meeting that same year, each organization, represented by their members, presented their membership's ideas for reform, resulting in a wide range of proposals.
On March 6, 2002, in response to the district court's ruling, Forever 21 filed a defamation lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against each of the workers, the Garment Worker Center, Sweatshop Watch, CHIRLA and certain staff members.
Murray said complaints to CHIRLA about racism have dropped to a "steady trickle" in the past six months.
Consider just a few examples of incidents reported on the CHIRLA hot line:
I think there's a misunderstanding of what an undocumented immigrant is," said Rodriguez of CHIRLA.
The fact that some day laborers are solicited for sex does not surprise Antonio Bernabe, lead coordinator of the Day Laborer Project for CHIRLA, the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.
Over the next few months, CHIRLA, with the Mobilize the Immigrant Vote, will be working on a national immigration platform, working to increase the rolls in areas where there are propositions affecting Latinos and where the debate becomes heated among candidates.
The team's origins go back more than a decade, when Lucio Rosario would run laps around the North Hollywood day laborer center called CHIRLA (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles), often to the teasing of friends.
Pablo Alvarado, a Day Laborer Project lead coordinator for CHIRLA, said Agoura Hills officials and day laborer group representatives plan to meet and work out a resolution over the city's 10-year-old ordinance.
Angelica Salas, Executive Director of CHIRLA said, "With jobs and immigration being the two most important issues in November's elections, participating in the political process gives Latinos an opportunity to demand respect for our contributions to the economy and civic life of our communities.
Therefore, Western Union has partnered with organizations such as CHIRLA and El Rescate, two institutions dedicated to protecting immigrant rights, to offer free financial literacy seminars.