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For Immediate Release // Excuse Cross-Posting
May 19, 2016

Contact: Hairo Cortes, OCIYU, 657.272.3475,
Roberto Herrera, DeColores, 714.727.7627,

Vigil to Break Hunger Strike, Outline Next Steps

Santa Ana, CA – Immigrant and LGBTQ hunger strikers in Santa Ana will hold a vigil tonight to end their hunger strike and announce next steps in the campaign to end immigrant detention in Santa Ana.

The vigil will take place in front of Councilman Vincent Sarmiento’s house (1617 South 4th St. Santa Ana, CA 92701) at 7:30 PM.

“As we begin to close our hunger strike from this week, we’ll reflect on current efforts, reevaluate and launch our next phase of our campaign to end Trans detention locally and amplify our national strategy to put an end to the practice of incarcerating our trans and a queer communities in public and private detention centers,” Jorge Gutierrez, one of the hunger strikers, said.

What: Vigil
When: Thursday May 19 at 7:30 PM
Where: 1617 South 4th St. Santa Ana, CA 92701

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