The major themes of the day were to plead with President Obama to carry through with his promises for reform, ensure better treatment for immigrant workers and clear an easier path for citizenship. The highlight of the march came during a video message from the president, in which he invoked the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and promised to continue his work to forge a "bipartisan" solution. The speakers also pushed the importance of the 2010 midterm elections, calling immigration reform a "civil right issue" and the "single greatest issue of our generation."
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