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Today we’re releasing a timeline and a tribute to the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, 1932-2009, for his lifetime of tireless work on behalf of immigrants and refugees. He was more than a friend to the downtrodden- he was a fighter and a champion for the rights of all workers. Please take a look, and take a moment to add your name to the letter we’ve drafted in his memory and his honor.
Here are a couple of key highlights:
1962 – Kennedy launches his first campaign calling for immigration reform
1965 – Kennedy’s manages the passage of the Immigration Act of 1965
1980 – Kennedy writes and passes the Refugee Act