Thursday, June 27, 2013

Big immigration vote this week!

Can you call your senators and urge them to support the current immigration bill? Tell them: "Please support a clear roadmap to citizenship for 11 million aspiring Americans." 

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Phone: (202) 224-4451

Senator Charles Schumer
Phone: (202) 224-6542

Report Your Call

After you call your senators, will you watch this video made by MoveOn members leading the fight for immigration reform and then share it with your friends on Facebook? 

Share The Video

Dear MoveOn member,

This week the Senate will vote on an immigration bill that, if passed, would add $1.5 trillion to the U.S. economy, help make Social Security more solvent, and provide a pathway to citizenship for nearly 11 million Americans.1 

This bill is far from perfect, but MoveOn members have played a pivotal role in advancing meaningful reform—by pushing for inclusion of LGBTQ families and holding public officials accountable for making bigoted remarks. 

However, if we want to ensure that the gains made by the current immigration bill are maintained, then we need to urge immigration supporters in Congress to stand up to any further efforts to erode the current bill. 

To achieve immigration reform that creates a clear roadmap to citizenship for nearly 11 million aspiring Americans, the bill needs to clear a Senate vote this week and get voted on in the House. 

Will you show your support for immigration reform by calling your senators to demand that they vote yes on the current Senate bill?

Here's where to call: 

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Phone: (202) 224-4451

Senator Charles Schumer
Phone: (202) 224-6542

You can report your call by clicking here.

In just the past week, Senate Democrats gave in to Republican demands in a disappointing compromise that would waste billions of taxpayer dollars by adding 20,000 additional border security agents, hundreds of miles of walls, and the use of military grade equipment we've seen deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq to militarize our already secure border.2

MoveOn members are committed to making sure that no more compromises are made to the current bill. Check out what some of your fellow MoveOn members have accomplished, then say you're with them by calling your senators to make sure that they vote for immigration reform: 

  • MoveOn members organized I Am American house meetings in their communities to show local support for immigration reform. These meeting's launched MoveOn's national immigration campaign and helped build a strong team of MoveOn Immigration Ambassadors, a team of dedicated MoveOn members leading MoveOn's efforts for immigration reform. 
  • We've launched the Wall of Shame to call out bigoted language used to kill immigration reform—and to change the terms of the debate. MoveOn members and allies have been calling out public figures like Representative Steve King (R-IA) who've made bigoted comments in the fight for immigration reform.3
  • Individual MoveOn members all around the country have been targeting members of Congress to make sure that their voices are heard in support of immigration reform—members like Amos L. from San Francisco who has been working tirelessly to ensure that binational same-sex couples are included in the immigration bill.  
Together with our allies, MoveOn members are 8 million people strong in support of comprehensive immigration reform. Call your senators right now, and then please report your call by clicking here:

Thanks for all you do.

–Mariana, Alejandro, Elena, Carinne, and the rest of the team


1. "Granting Undocumented Immigrants Citizenship Would Boost Economy, 75 Percent of Americans Say," The Huffington Post, June 24, 2013

2. "Immigration reform passes key Senate test," CNN Politics, June 25, 2013

3. "Steve King: 'Illegal Aliens Have Just Invaded My DC Office'," Talking Points Memo, June 13, 2013

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