Friday, March 29, 2013
First votes on immigration reform- we won
The first votes on immigration reform have been cast – and those who think immigrants should be treated fairly have won! We know there are many challenges ahead but we should take pride in this exciting victory.
Now it’s time to thank the senators who voted NO on Senator Sessions’ anti-immigrant amendment. PLEASE SIGN ON to this Thank You Letter by COB Wednesday, April 3.
On March 22, all voting Democratic senators, two Independents as well as two Republicans (Collins and Murkowski) voted NO on Senator Sessions’ anti-immigrant amendment to the budget resolution that would have restricted immigrants who obtain legal status from ever qualifying for Medicaid or for subsidies that make insurance more affordable through the ACA. See more information below.
As the Senate gets closer to introducing an immigration reform bill that provides a roadmap to citizenship, we need to keep this momentum going! They need to know their vote mattered now so they remember when it comes up again in immigration reform.
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