Good News: E-Verify Making Progresss Toward Becoming Law, Link to NumbersUSA IS At Bottom

Your Faxes & Calls Are Beginning to Dislodge New E-Verify Cosponsors — Now Is Time To Accelerate The Pressure To Sign Lamar Smith’s Bill
Chris ChmielenskiYour activism this week has succeeded in putting most offices on notice that Chairman Smith’s Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) is in play and needs attention.Look at the “March to 100” progress bar across the top of this newsletter (and atop our Home Page) and you will see that we just about hit the halfway mark this week.  (See stories about the latest signers below my memo.)COMPLETE THE SALE             

Since our campaign “March to 100 Cosponsors” began last week, you’ve sent 209,841 faxes! You’ve also made 811 phone calls through our toll-free numbers (plus calls made on your own dime)!

That’s enough to soften up some offices. But the rest of you who didn’t act yet need to do so today by sending your faxes, making your phone calls and completing the sale to get your U.S. Representative to sign up.  Only consistent and sustained pressure can get the attention of staffs and Members of Congress who are being pulled a dozen different ways by other issues.

First, check your Action Board for any faxes related to the Legal Workforce Act, and please send them today. When a Congressional office receives hundreds of faxes regarding one bill, they take notice.

Second, look for phone alerts from Roy that contain a toll-free number to the Capital Switchboardalong with talking points you can use to urge your Congressman to cosponsor H.R.2885.

Third, sign up for Twitter and/or Facebook. A few weeks ago, we asked for those of you who use Social Media to let us know, and more than 2,000 of our activists responded! Social Media is a free and easy way to get our message to Congress and your elected officials are paying a lot of attention to what’s being said on Twitter and on their Facebook walls. If you don’t already have a Twitter and/or Facebook account, please sign up today and then LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Chairman Smith’s Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) would require 100% of businesses to begin using E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years of enactment. It would also require all federal and state governments to begin using E-Verify on all new hires within 6 months as well as use E-Verify for its entire workforce. The bill could open up as many as 7 million non-agricultural jobs currently held by illegal aliens and would ensure that newly created jobs only go to unemployed legal workers.

Chris Chmielenski
Director, Content


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