Dear MoveOn member,
I'm Amos Lim, a MoveOn member in San Francisco, and I started a petition to Rep. Nancy Pelosi, which says:
The Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill last June providing a roadmap to citizenship for many immigrants, increased border security, and a way to fix the broken immigration system.
However, since the bill passed the Senate last year, the House has not taken any action to pass a similar bill for comprehensive immigration reform. Speaker of the House John Boehner has insisted that the Senate's bill would never make it to the floor of the House of Representatives and he and his colleagues have made good on this promise.
The good news is that Rep. Pelosi could introduce a discharge petition, gain support from fellow members, and force the House of Representatives to vote on the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Unfortunately, while many House Democrats have voiced support for signing such a discharge petition, none has yet shown the leadership to actually introduce it. We need one brave soul to take the lead.
A coalition of progressive and social justice groups, including MoveOn.org, America's Voice, 18Million Rising, We Belong Together, and CREDO Action, have committed to mobilizing our combined 15 million members in support of a discharge petition on comprehensive immigration reform.
We hope you will join us in urging Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to find the courage and leadership needed to introduce a discharge petition and making it possible to bring the Senate immigration legislation to the House floor.
This petition was created on MoveOn's online petition site, where anyone can start their own online petitions. Amos Lim didn't pay us to send this email—we never rent or sell the MoveOn.org list.
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