Written on: August 14, 2013
From the National Immigration Law Center (via the Coalition on Human Needs):
The August recess in Congress marks a critical time in the struggle for immigration reform. The debate has moved to the House of Representatives, where we keep up the pressure to make sure House leaders give us a vote on citizenship. As representatives spend this month in-district hearing from all sides of the debate, we need to remind them that real reform includes an attainable road to citizenship, access to affordable health care and nutrition assistance, and ensuring that immigrant taxpayers have the same economic opportunities as everyone else.
Earlier this year, over 350 organizations joined us in signing an open letter to the president and all members of Congress in making this demand for equality and dignity for all immigrants. We need to lift up this message for the House of Representatives and remind its members that if we allow our country’s 11 million aspiring citizens to fully participate in our society, they will strengthen our economy, treasury and the health of our nation.
Please join us in signing an open letter to all members of the House of Representatives asking that they support immigration reform that recognizes access to health care and nutrition assistance and full participation in our tax programs and Social Security system as a necessary investment that will benefit all of us.
Our goal is 500 organizational signatures — so please share this message far and wide! National, state, and local organizations are welcome to sign on here. The deadline to sign on is 5 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, August 14.
FOR MORE INFORMATION or to join the campaign listserv, please contact Ellen Sittenfeld Battistelli or Jenny Rejeske .