“Lobby at Home” campaign brings on another cosponsor
By Kathryn Baxter on 09/21/2012 @ 11:50 AM
The list of Senate cosponsors keeps growing and growing! Senator Reed from Rhode Island just signed on as a co-sponsor of the Uniting American Families Act—bringing our total to 29, including lead sponsor Senator Leahy.
A Rhode Island resident met with Senator Reed and a member of his staff back in August as a part of our “Lobby at Home / UAFA Now” campaign. His partner is from Taiwan, but can only come to the US for a few months at a time on a tourist visa, leaving the pair separated for most of the year. During the meeting, this campaign participant shared his story and talked to the senator about what UAFA would mean to him.
A month and a half later, Senator Reed signed on as a cosponsor. We were thrilled to call his constituent today and share the good news!
We cannot say it enough: a face to face meeting with a family who is hurt by our country's discriminatory immigration policies is the most effective way to build Congressional support for UAFA.
Like this Rhode Island resident, your story could be the one to persuade your Member of Congress to stand up for our families and become a co-sponsor of UAFA.
Members of Congress will be back in their home states and districts for most of the time between now and the election. Visit our “Lobby at Home / UAFA Now” homepage to find out how you can request a meeting with your and watch our webinar training to walk you through the whole process.
Thank you to all supporters who have taken part in our “Lobby at Home” campaign. And of course, many thanks to Senator Reed for his cosponsorship and his support for our families. Twenty-nine co-sponsors and counting! Your senator could be next…