NEWS FLASH: American Families Tour with Rep. Luis Gutierrez Comes to California, Coalition for Humane Immigration Rights in Los Angeles, April 22, 2011The California Table, a coalition of more than 40 organizations across the state, will host seven townhall forums this April 26 â€“ 30, 2011 featuring Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a champion of champions on immigration reform in the U.S. House of Representatives.The forums will highlight how our current immigration laws are impacting U.S. citizen and non-U.S. citizen families. Testimonies from a variety of Californians will be heard. The California tour is the largest leg of two national campaigns, the Change Takes Courage Campaign by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), and the American Families and Children Tour by Congressman Gutierrez.In the attachment section below, you may print and distribute the Petition.Below, please see the weekâ€™s schedule. All forums are open to the public.CALENDAR OF EVENTSTuesday, April 26, 2011[Also of interest: 4/26, â€“ Hearing in Sacramento on the TRUST Act (Ammiano), which would honor the right of local governments to opt out of the troubled â€?Secureâ€? Communities immigration program; the program has raised serious safety, civil liberties, and transparency concerns. Contact Jon Rodney at 510-207-9520 for details]**Note: Rep. Gutierrez will be present at all events below.REDWOOD CITY. Tues. 4/26, 3:00-4:30pm.What and where: Town hall, St. Peterâ€™s Episcopal Church, 178 Clinton St, Redwood City.Contact: Silvia Ramirez (650)716-7746Sponsoring organizations: Committee de Padres Unidos; Episcopal DioceseSAN JOSE. Tues. 4/26, 6:30-8:00pmWhat and where: Town hall at Sacred Heart Church, 325 Willow St. San Jose.Contact: Jesse Castaneda & Jazmin Segura (408)768-1161Sponsoring organizations: SVAIR, SIRENTestimonies and speakers: Congressman Honda; Dave Cortese, President of Co. Board of Supes; SJ Police Chief Moore, Interfaith Council members.Wednesday, April 27, 2011SAN FRANCISCO, Wed, 4/27, 1:00 PM sharp.What and where: Press Conference at SF City Hall, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett PlaceContact: Melquis Naveo, (978) 457-9875; Joe Sciarrillo, (415) 320-9963Sponsoring organizations: SF Bay Coalition for CIRTestimonies and speakers: Board. Pres. David Chu opens event at 1pm sharp; Supe. Campos confirmed; event will include stories of LGBT immigrant families, such as the Tan-Mercado familyThursday, April 28, 2011ST HELENA, CA(Napa Co.), Thurs, 4/28, 2:30 â€“ 4:00 PMWhat and where: Town hall at St. Helena Church. 1340 Tainter StreetContact: Rosaura Segura (707)249-0716; Davin Cardenas (707)318-2818Sponsoring organizations: St. Helena Church, Graton Day labor centerOAKLAND,Thurs 4/28, 6:00-7:30pmWhat and where: Town hall at Cesar Chavez Learning Center, 2825 International Blvd., OaklandContact: Polo Morales (510)529-1567Sponsoring orgs: Faith based organizations including OCO (Oakland), CCISCO (Richmond), and othersFriday, April 29, 2011OXNARD, Fri 4/29, 5:30-7:00pmWhat and where: Town hall at Mary Star of the Sea. 463 W. Pleasant Valley Rd., OxnardContact: Mayron Payes, Alicia Flores, (626) 831-8952Sponsoring organizations: Hermandad Mexicana, Family ServicesSaturday, April 30, 2011LOS ANGELES, Sat 4/30, 11:00-12:30pmWhat and where: Town hall at St. Agathaâ€™s Church, 2646 S Mansfield Ave, LAContact: Jorge-Mario Cabrera, (562) 243-5559, email@example.comSponsoring Organization: CHIRLATestimonies and speakers: Blanca, street vendor, mother of U.S.-born child, nabbed by LAPD; Sheena Wilson, fiancee of Jose Gutierrez a man tased by BP now in coma.