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City and County of San Francisco Supports the Passage of Uniting American Families Act

Hi Folks,

We just want to update you on some of the work that Out4Immigration have been doing to get support for Uniting American Families Act at a local level.

The City and County of San Francisco passed a resolution last week in support of the Uniting American Families Act.  The resolution was introduced by Supervisor David Campos and adopted last week at the Board of Supes meeting.  The board resolution number is 090243.

At the same time, the San Francisco’s Immigrant Rights Commission yesterday voted unanimously to pass the same resolution urging congress to pass the Uniting American Families Act!  Ms Kathy Drasky was there to witness the vote and to speak about our struggles.

The resolutions will be forwarded to all our San Francisco Representative including Speaker Pelosi and Senator Feinstein informing them that San Francisco supports the passage of UAFA and they should sponsor the bill and ensure its passage.

We want to express our thanks to Supervisor David Campos’ office, especially Ms Sheila Hagen-Chung, for introducing the resolution at the Board of Supervisor and Mr Tomas Lee from the Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs for assisting us in getting the resolutions to the Immigrant Rights Commission.

Thanks also must go to Martha McDevitt-Pugh of Love Exiles and Democrats Abroad for crafting the language and sharing it with us!

Next Stop:  The State of California…(stay tuned for more updates that is forthcoming)

If you live outside of San Francisco – are you willing to get your city to pass a resolution in support of the Uniting American Families Act?  Most of the time, it is relatively easy… you just need to contact your local representative’s (supervisor/council man/woman) office and ask.  Out4Immigration would be willing to work with you to ensure its passage.  Interested?  Email Amos @ amos (at) out4immigration.org or Kathy @ kathy (at) out4immigration.org for more information.

Also, don’t forget that we are writing to Rep Frank Pallone this week to urge him to sponsor the UAFA.  He has done so previously but have not yet sign on.  Maybe what he needs is a little push and reminder from you!  For more information about this weekly letter writing campaign, please go to http://tinyurl.com/BlogUAFA or http://pamshouseblend.com/show…

Come on folks!  Let’s get this passed!

Regards,

Amos Lim

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