Throughout August, OFA volunteers have taken advantage of the congressional recess by organizing grassroots events across the country to urge their representatives to move comprehensive immigration reform forward. The progress we've made so far is clear, but these tireless volunteers didn't let up this Labor Day weekend. They kept their foot on the pedal, holding events nationwide and driving local news coverage from Orange County to Staten Island.
Below is a selection of highlights from this weekend’s events:
Butler County, Ohio—In the final weeks of the congressional recess, OFA-OH volunteers made sure Speaker Boehner knows where his constituents stand on comprehensive immigration reform.
Gilbert, Arizona—OFA-AZ volunteers of multiple generations visited the office of Representative Matt Salmon to ask him to #StandWithOurFuture.
Dayton, Ohio—OFA-OH volunteers spoke with television reporters after delivering petition signatures to Representative Mike Turner’s office in support of comprehensive immigration reform and a pathway to earned citizenship.
Dallas, Texas—Representative Marc Veasey addressed a packed public forum organized by OFA-TX volunteers.
Las Vegas, Nevada—Representative Joe Heck’s constituents marched through the streets to let him know that Nevadans want to see the House vote on an earned pathway to citizenship.
Santa Clarita, California—OFA-CA volunteers held a visibility event outside a theme park to send a message to Representative Buck McKeon.
Las Cruces, New Mexico—OFA-NM volunteers, along with members of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), held a grassroots action event to ask Representative Steve Pearce to support immigration reform. Speakers included, Maury Castro, Joanne Ferrary, and NM Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO President Jon Hendry.
Staten Island, New York—Young constituents of Representative Michael Grimm asked their Congressman to #StandWith Staten Island Families.
The action doesn't end in August. Find an event near you and join the push for immigration reform.