Lead Organizer: Minerva S. Gomez
"The oppression I face has turned into a blessing, it has transformed me into a modern day prophet; pointing the way to justice."
- Rogelio Bañuelos
OCCCO lead in 6 actions for immigration reform in 2013 and reached more than 67,000 parishioners through various public forums in congregations with messages about immigration reform and the need to be civically engaged. We took part in the national effort to push for immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship with MayDay, the Pilgrimage for Citizenship, October 5th: Day of Dignity and Respect, and the Fast 4 Families.
OCCCO also led the local Orange County effort in the national Fast 4 Families campaign along with our allies, the Korean Resource Center and SEIU, to raise immigration reform awareness by camping and fasting in front of Rep. Ed Royce’s office in Brea, California. Our action drew national news such as CNN Latino, Los Angeles Times and NPR more than 20 other local news agencies. In 2014, OCCCO will continue working with community leaders to keep lawmakers accountable and demand immigration reform for 11 million undocumented immigrants. Our leaders are ready to demand an end to deportations and family separations and reform that prioritizes citizenship for the 11 million undocumented individuals living and working in the United States.
A Look Back
Look At Us Now