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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

White House Honors Jason Mathi@DowntownAlliance (June 26)

Mathis honored for Immigration Reform for his role in drafting “Utah Compact”

WHO: Jason Mathis, Downtown Alliance Executive Director

WHAT White House “Champions of Change” Award for role in drafting “Utah Compact”.

WHERE: White House, Washington DC & www.whitehouse.gov/live

WHEN: Tuesday June 26, 10 AM ET (8 AM MTN)

Official Press Release from the White House: 

WASHINGTON, DC - On Tuesday, March 26th, the White House will honor Jason Mathis as one of eleven "Champions of Change." This Champions event, "A Legacy of Service: Organizing for Immigration Reform," will honor those who commit themselves to working in their communities to advocate and organize around immigration-related issues. Though the honorees come from vastly different backgrounds, they all share a commitment to core values and the dream of a more just tomorrow.  
"These eleven individuals exemplify the core decency and generosity of Americans, by welcoming and giving voice to those that come to our shore. Whether through advocacy and civil rights, helping with housing and education, engagement in churches and communities, or simply by being a friend," said senior advisor to the President, Valerie Jarrett.  
The Champions of Change program was created as an opportunity for the White house to feature groups of Americans - individuals, businesses and organizations - who are doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.  
To watch this event live, visit www.whitehouse.gov/live at 10:00 am ET on March 26th.  To learn more about the White House Champions of Change program and nominate a Champion, visit www.whitehouse.gov/champions <http://www.whitehouse.gov/champions> .

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