Virginia Organizing leaders in Harrisonburg are turning up the heat on U.S. Representative and House Judiciary Chairperson Bob Goodlatte!
Constituents marched to Representative Goodlatte’s office today to deliver a backbone and encourage him to stand up for immigration reform. We asked for a meeting with Representative Goodlatte and were told that a request would be submitted for review.
This is unacceptable. We are staying in his office until we get a meeting.
Representative Goodlatte is in an important position to stand up for the people in his district and has the power to make positive changes to the current immigration system—a system he admits is broken.
We want a meeting and we want your help. Will you please call Representative Goodlatte’s Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-5431 or his Roanoke office at (540) 857-2672 and ask that he schedule a meeting with Virginia Organizing and constituents regarding immigration reform?
Here’s what one of our leaders had to say to the media:
“As a DACA recipient, it is important to me that we stay involved and focused on immigration reform, as this issue affects so many people in our community,” said Virginia Organizing Harrisonburg Chapter leader Dulce Elias. “Representative Goodlatte told me personally at a town hall meeting that people like me deserve an opportunity to stay here. I’m just asking that he stand by his word and do something. He has the power—I hope he has the courage.”
Thank you for your swift action on this!
(from inside Representative Goodlatte’s office)