Tuesday, July 9, 2013

House Immigration Strategy Meeting - Call your Representative Today!

Call the House of Representatives this Tuesday, July 9th!
And don't just call - drop in and visit your Representative's local office!

On Wednesday, July 10th, House majority will convene a special meeting to determine their position and strategy on immigration reform, which will have a profound influence on the future of legislative process.

The Senate recently passed immigration reform with a robustly bipartisan 68-32 vote, and despite some serious concerns with the Senate bill, or perhaps because of them, the big question now is what the House will do. So far, House Committees have approved five bills, none of which create a path to citizenship, and all of which contain provisions that would negatively impact communities and our immigrant sisters and brothers.

On the eve of this meeting, ALL Representatives need to hear from people of faith. Raise your voices and tell your Representative to focus on legislation that creates a pathway to citizenship and reunites families. Make your call, and ask your friends, neighbors, congregation members, etc. to join you in calling and visiting your Representative's local office, which should be close to where you live.

Find your Representative's contact information on our website

Call 1-866-940-2439 to be connected with a key Representative near you.
You can also call the Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 or find your Representative's direct line at

Feel free to use this sample script:

"I am from [City, State, Congregation], and I urge the Representative to support immigration reform that creates a path to citizenship and reunites families.   
As a person of faith, I urge the Representative to OPPOSE bills like the SAFE Act, Border Security Results Act, Agricultural Guestworker Act, and SKILLS Visas Act. These are not real reforms to our immigration system. We need immigration reform that creates a path to citizenship and reunites separated families." 

Keep up the pressure on social media! Find Your Representative’s Twitter and urge them to support a path to citizenship and oppose incomplete and harmful bills like the SAFE and AG Acts by tweeting @[their twitter name].

Ex: "@Raul_Labrador As a person of faith from Idaho I support #pathtocitizenship & #familyunity. Please support #immigrationreform!"

To read more about our General Assembly policy on immigration read our blog post here.

Make sure to follow us on Facebook and to read our blog for continued updates on immigration.