Last week the one and only hearing on the massive 800+ page long illegal immigration reform bill from the Gang of 8 was postponed due to the Boston Marathon bombing, but as things start to get back on schedule here in Washington D.C., Obama's Organizing for Action is asking supporters to hit the phone banks in favor of the legislation.
Last week, a bipartisan group of eight senators introduced a bill that could pave the way toward passing comprehensive immigration reform.
OFA supporters across the country are doing what they do best -- organizing to get the word out about this reform bill. We're hosting a major Day of Action the first week of May, and we want your help in getting people to be a part of it.
This is a huge moment for President Obama and for anyone who believes we need to fix our broken immigration system. The President made it clear last year that comprehensive immigration reform is a big part of his agenda -- and we can help him keep that promise to the American people.
Even more importantly: We can literally change the lives of millions of immigrants and DREAMers -- including the 11 million people currently living in the shadows. This bill will go a long way toward securing our borders, providing a pathway to citizenship, and reducing the current backlog of applications.
And here's the best part: It's absolutely achievable. This is a bill that can pass the House and the Senate, but only if we're willing to fight for it.
This will take time -- we're not going to finish this fight today or tomorrow, that's for sure. So we've got to start laying the groundwork now.
Come out to the phone bank this Tuesday -- and let's go:
Immigration Campaign Manager
Organizing for Action
Democrats in general seem to really be liking this thing. From POLITICO:
When Democrats got a look at the 844-page measure, they discovered that their negotiators extracted more concessions than they thought possible. Those include an expansive version of the DREAM Act and subtle but meaningful tradeoffs on all the major pieces of the system, from family reunification to legalization and border security.