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UAFA Call to Action

Sorry this isn't super detailed blog, but Immigration Equality has been pretty active in my inbox lately, and I thought it was worth seeing some of that discussion carry over into the blog world.  We cannot give up on this being a part of comprehensive immigration reform.

“Dear Jake,

Last week, many of you joined us on our post-election conference call to learn about what Tuesday’s vote means for our families. The short answer is that the new Congress will bring new opportunities, and new challenges.

Our work to seize those opportunities, and meet those new challenges, begins today.

For the first time ever, LGBT immigrant families are included in broader reform legislation. The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010, sponsored by Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), is the first comprehensive Senate bill to include our families.”

“It is imperative that we stand with our champions in Congress and build support for this critically important legislation.

Please call your senators today, and make the following ask:

Please co-sponsor the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010 (S 3932). This bill will allow gay and lesbian Americans to sponsor their foreign-born  partners for immigration.

Then, once you’ve called both of your Senators, tell us how it went!

Now, more than ever, we must ensure our voices are heard on Capitol Hill. By calling your Senator today, you can help us put lawmakers on notice that, regardless of which party is leading Congress, our families want – and need – LGBT-inclusive immigration reform now.

We will continue to make progress in Washington, but we can’t do it without your help. Please take a moment — right now — to call your Senators and urge them to co-sponsor this important legislation.

Join us, and demand change in this Congress, this year. We can send a strong message to Congress that our families will not step down, will not rest and will push – every day and with every lawmaker — for immigration reform that helps all families.

Call your senators today!

Thank you for being part of that effort, and for everything you do for LGBT families.

Julie Kruse
Policy Director”

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