Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Silence Equals Failure
Today, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced he'll submit an amendment to the comprehensive immigration reform bill that would enable gay Americans to sponsor their foreign partners for residency in the United States.
President Obama has already announced support for this effort.
The Republicans are already saying this will scuttle the entire immigration reform effort.
If we want to be included in this bill--and if we want to avoid being blamed for its failure--we must act now. You'd better believe the very-organized and active Religious Right will be making phone calls and sending emails. It's not enough for us to expect Congress or the President to "do the right thing." We must make it clear to them that they must--and that we'll have their back in the 2014 mid-term elections.
The Congressional Switchboard is 202-224-3121.
If you prefer email or letter-writing, here's a helpful web portal.
The White House page on Immigration is here.