LAS VEGAS (AP) — Immigration activists in Las Vegas are hoping to capitalize on the momentum President Barack Obama brought when he spoke on the topic here last month.
Two unions are teaming up to hold a rally at the Cashman Center convention hall. The Culinary Union held a meeting there Monday morning to discuss contract negotiations at several mega-casinos on the Las Vegas Strip.
Spokeswoman Yvanna Cancela said the meeting drew about 1,000 union members to the downtown center.
The Nevada State AFL-CIO was planning to hold a rally there around noon to draw attention to the need for an immigration overhaul.
Organizer Emmelle Israel said Obama's visit showed that immigrant communities are rapidly amassing power in Nevada.
The AFL-CIO has scheduled rallies in 14 cities to encourage Congress to approve comprehensive reform.
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