For Immediate Release: September 3, 2013
What: Media conference following meeting with U.S. Representative Cantor’s legislative director, Cort Bush
When: Wednesday, September 4 at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Outside Representative Cantor’s Glen Allen office (4201 Dominion Boulevard, Glen Allen, VA 23060)
Who: Virginia Organizing, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, Virginia Council of Churches, Virginia AFL-CIO, ACLU of Virginia, Casa in Action and other groups
Richmond, Va.—Virginia Organizing and other groups will hold a brief media conference after meeting with U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s office on immigration reform on Wednesday, September 4 at 2:30 p.m. The media conference will take place outside of Representative Cantor’s Glen Allen office (4201 Dominion Boulevard, Glen Allen, VA 23060).
“We need a vote on immigration reform,” said Virginia Organizing Chairperson Sandra A. Cook. “We cannot keep delaying comprehensive immigration reform because the U.S. House of Representatives does not want to compromise.”
In addition to meeting with Representative Cantor’s staff, Virginia Organizing and other groups will deliver a petition with more than 8,000 signatures of Virginians in support of comprehensive immigration reform to the Congressman’s office. About 600,000 signatures from immigration reform supporters across the U.S. will be delivered to Speaker John Boehner’s Ohio office earlier in the day.
“The House of Representatives has taken long enough to come up with a comprehensive solution to immigration reform,” said Cook. “We are only asking for a vote on citizenship. We are asking for the process of democracy to be played out. We want Congress to do the right thing and represent the people.”
A recent poll showed Virginians want comprehensive immigration reform, regardless of party affiliation.
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Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.