Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger
The same coalition of labor leaders, Latino activists, Catholic priests and radio deejays responsible for massive pro-immigrant demonstrations in Los Angeles described a new coordinated campaign on Tuesday that they hope will register 1 million new voters before the November elections.
Immigrant advocates plan to collect postcards addressed to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) requesting a “path to citizenship” for immigrants. Immigrant leaders from several cities will converge on Washington on May 17, which they call “National Lobby Day,” to deliver the cards and meet with their own congressional delegations.
The group hopes to influence senators working to craft new immigration laws before Memorial Day, said Angela Sanbrano, executive director of the Central American Resource Center. “The next two weeks are crucial for the immigration reform bill,” she said.
Well, it is time for us to do the same. Everyone of us can pass out postcards to people we work with, friends, family, customers and even strangers. Postcards have a lower cost of postage as well. But we are not going to stop there, on June 6th (D-Day) we will call, email and fax the capitol as well. Not just your elected cockroaches but also Frist and Hassert.
Come on folks, if this issue has not made you engaged enough for this kind of action, nothing ever will. I truly believe if we lose this one, we lose the country.
**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.