Bibles, Badges, and Business–a project of the National Immigration Forum–has been busy this August, holding dozens of events in key districts around the nation to push for immigration reform. The effort brings faith, law enforcement, and business leaders together in order to persuade members of Congress that immigration reform is important to our moral communities, to the efforts of the police, and to the strength of our economy. This summer, BBB has been holding a series of roundtables bringing their message to members of Congress and their staff around the country.
In recent days the BBB project has:
- Hosted a press call for with key Texas leaders, including co-founder of America Online Steve Case
- Highlighted the importance of immigration reform to Indiana’s 3rd district, and let Congressman Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) that they will be looking for action from him in the fall
- Joined Alberto Gonzales, former US Attorney General, in Tennessee to urge House action on immigration reform
- Hosted a roundtable discussion in Neenah, Wisconsin with World Relief and FWD.us
- Met in Nebraska’s 2nd district to urge the state’s congressional delegation to vote “yes” on immigration reform and citizenship
- Joined the Columbus Community Relations, Columbus City Council, YWCA Columbus, the Columbus Council on World Affairs and the Institute for International Training and Development in Ohio to call for immigration reform in House Speaker John Boehner’s home state
- Met with Rep. John Carter (R-TX 31), who said that the group’s “support for the rule of law, understanding it must be followed with compassion, gives me hope that we can fix our nation’s broken immigration system”
- Met in Georgia’s 14th district to put pressure on Republican Congressman Tom Graves (R-GA 14)
- Prayed for immigration reform in Colorado
- Sponsored an immigration panel discussion in Las Vegas featuring CEOs of influential startup companies, with Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV)
- Gathered for a morning forum on immigration reform at the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce in Illinois
- Held a roundtable in Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional district with the Wisconsin Catholic Conference, the Wisconsin Restaurant Association, and the League of United Latin American Citizens
…and many more.