Yesterday in Cleveland, Ohio, nine women sat down in a busy intersection despite steady wind and rain, and refused to leave until they were arrested in an act of civil disobedience for immigration reform.  View pictures courtesy of the Cleveland Plain Dealer here. The action, organized by We Belong... Continue »
The Hill: Advocates to GOP allies: Use Tea Party tactics to move immigration By Russell Berman Tampa Bay Times: Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart: Immigration reform won’t happen this year By Marc Caputo Washington Post: The Morning Plum: Labor blasts House Republicans over immigration By Greg Sargent CNN: Pro-immigration attack ads... Continue »
One day after AFL-CIO announced that they would be running ads in target districts calling out Republicans for opposing immigration reform, SEIU announced a $500,000 ad buy in the districts of seven House Republicans who are key targets in this year’s push to pass legislation. Watch one of the ads–targeting... Continue »
Yesterday, a group of immigrant women with We Belong Together and CHIRLA successfully forced a meeting with GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy, who came to meet with them shortly before midnight, after they’d spent hours engaging in an act of civil disobedience that left them locked in his office without... Continue »
Frank Sharry: “It’s not immigration reform that’s facing death, it’s the GOP”… Continue »
Frank Sharry: “It’s Not Immigration Reform that’s Facing Death, It’s the GOP” Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), speaking to Greg Sargent of the Washington Post today, said, “We have very few days available on the floor in the House, so I don’t think we’re going to be able to do... Continue »
Despite the rain, immigrant women and allies in Washington state today are getting arrested for immigration reform, after occupying and being evicted from the state GOP headquarters in Bellevue, WA.  The women are asking Congress to take action on immigration reform and pressuring their Representatives in Congress–Republicans Dave Reichert,... Continue »
In Colorado, 77% of Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO)’s constituents want Congress to pass immigration reform with a path to citizenship.  Today, following similar actions in Nevada and California, we’re releasing online ads in Tipton’s district asking him to support the House immigration bill, HR 15.  Check them out below,... Continue »
The Cost of Inaction campaign is a coalitional effort undertaken by the AFL-CIO, America’s Voice, Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), Mi Familia Vota, PICO Action Fund, and SEIU in nine Congressional districts.  Setting the Stage for 2014, “The Cost of Inaction” Campaign Will Directly Engage Thousands of Voters in... Continue »