This week, working families are calling 27 U.S. senators and urging them to vote for an immigration reform bill that provides a reliable road map to citizenship for more than 11 million aspiring Americans. The bill is expected to reach the floor of the Senate this week, and the labor movement is ramping up its national campaign in support of the bill through phone calls, Internet advertisements and by having more than 50 leaders and allies from 24 states fly to Washington, D.C., to lobby elected officials on Wednesday, the first full day of Senate debate.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka joined President Obama for a press conference at the White House on Tuesday.
“Americans get it—our broken immigration system hurts all working people, immigrant or locally born alike,” said Trumka. “Justice and politics are in alignment, and the labor movement is committed to putting its full weight behind the cause of citizenship.”
Stay tuned tomorrow for updates from the Capitol Hill visits.