Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Four New House Co-Sponsors for UAFA

Great news this morning! The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) has four new co-sponsors in the House, bringing our total to 128.

The new co-sponsors (and their phone numbers) are listed below. Please take a minute today to call each of them and thank them for their support. They have signed on due to the collective efforts of so many of us working hard to end immigration inequality, including your phone calls, visits to your representatives and the O4I weekly letter writing campaign.

Rep. Joe Baca (D-CA-43)
Phone: (202) 225-6161

Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11)
Phone: (202) 225-1492

Rep. John Hall (D-NY-19)
Phone: (202) 225-5441

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-17)
Phone: (202) 225-5261

Also this morning we have heard that Sen. Harry Reid is adding both DADT repeal and the DREAM Act to the Defense Appropriations Bill (DAB) he hopes to pass in the Senate next week. This is very significant as it shows LGBT and immigration legislation being added as amendments to a larger bill. This could very well happen with UAFA, too. Please call Sen. Reid's DC office at (202) 224-3542 and ask him to consider adding UAFA to this bill as well. It's worth a try -- and it will increase the dialog about the need to pass UAFA this year!

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