The large group of people who joined CoFiA “officially” at our welcome dinner on Saturday, June 18, 2016, have been meeting for several months every other Saturday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Under the leadership of organizer Sayda Tuanama they have been learning about current issues and actions on immigration reform, about what it means to be a member of CoFiA, and about how they can help move these actions forward.
Plans for the near future include continuing these meetings, held at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Palisades Park, with a special focus on a voter registration drive. Training for people who want to assist in the drive will be provided by a staff member of the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice on July 2, and the drives will begin on July 16. Anyone who is interested in helping out is welcome–just come to the Church at Broad and Homestead Street on one of those Saturdays at 6 p.m., and bring any friends or neighbors who might be interested. We are especially looking for people who are fluent in Korean.