|Big Next Step: Obama Meeting Thurs With Congressional Leaders|
|Advocacy - Border & Immigration Reform|
|Wednesday, June 24 2009 13:47|
This week, President Obama is taking the first major step towards fulfilling on his campaign promise to reform our broken immigration system. He has invited Congressional leaders to the White House on Thursday for a working session on immigration reform.
Please take a couple of minutes to customize and send a fax to your Representative saying that you expect Congress to commit to real action this year, not just "check the box" on immigration by having a few high-profile meetings:
I know, we already asked you to send a fax a couple of weeks ago. But campaigns like this succeed or fail by volume and repetition. We have to keep telling Congress and the White House that we expect them to find workable solutions that are consistent with our values and move us forward together -- and we expect them to do it this year.
There is no question: You are being heard loud and clear in Washington. Since the campaign launched at the beginning of June, you have sent almost 200,000 faxes to Congress, including over 3,300 personal notes, and made well over 30,000 phone calls to Congressional leaders and the White House. Last week, interfaith groups aligned with the Campaign held 53 prayer vigils in 18 states. Two days later, the New York Times published an editorial entitled: "Immigration: It's Time"1. And a day after that, President Obama recommitted to "passing comprehensive immgiration reform" at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast.2 Now, he is holding a high-level planning meeting with top Congressional leaders to discuss how to move forward.
Thanks in no small part to your efforts, things are moving in the right direction. But the meeting on Thursday is just the opening bell to the fight for immigration reform. Every step of the way, we can leave no doubt in the minds of Congressional leaders that the American people want solutions, not just talk.
Send a free fax now: http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/5691/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=2819&p=BAN
As always, please pass this along to friends. The more people send a fax to Congress today -- the more clearly they will get the message.
|Last Updated on Friday, July 24 2009 14:45|