Originally posted by Chris Cuilla
You may very well be right. Maybe it is that simple.
Of course this is all fantasy right now. There is no way on God's green earth while this administration in in control that we'll see anything to change it.
Sad to say.
You are correct, unless Congressional Republicans led by Tom Tancredo and Jim Sensebrenner force the issue.
There is actually going to be a march to Washington to pressure Congress
HOLD THEIR FEET TO THE FIRE
A National Drive for Immigration Reform
April 23-27, 2005
Come to Washington, DC and tell Congress in person what you have been telling them over the phone and in letters and faxes. Join Roger Hedgecock, top rated radio talk show host in San Diego, California (KOGO/AM 600), who is sponsoring a national drive for immigration reform on April 23-27, 2005.
Over the last 10 years, Roger has taken large groups of his listeners to Washington, DC to lobby Congress on key issues. This year he is asking radio talk show hosts around the country to join him in a national effort culminating in two days of citizen lobbying on Capitol Hill for immigration reforms. FAIR is a cosponsor of "Hold their Feet to the Fire" drive.
Further details are provided below and more information will be provided in regular upcoming updates. In the meanwhile, the first step is for activists to commit to participating. Please send this alert to your like minded friends, ask them to do the same, and mark your calendars.
Here's how Roger puts it to his listeners:
Are you ready to stop whining about immigration reform?
Are you ready to do something about it?
Will you get off the couch and get to work?
Join us in Washington, DC as we confront Congress and demand:
No Licenses for Illegals!
No Amnesty for Illegals!
Secure our Borders!
Crack Down on Employers of Illegals!
Resume Interior Sweeps to Nab Illegals!
Stop Providing Government Benefits for Illegals!
Put Homeland Security on the Front Burner!
The time for complaining is over. The time to rise up is long overdue. The time for action is NOW!!
The tentative schedule of activities is as follows:
Saturday, April 23 - Travel to Washington, DC.
Sunday, April 24 - Organize lobby teams, distribute t-shirts, tote bags, campaign buttons and congressional directories (included in the travel package). Each team will be assigned a group of lawmakers to visit.
Monday, April 25 - Begin lobbying visits.
Tuesday, April 26 - Continue lobbying visits.
On both Monday and Tuesday talk show hosts from around the country plan to broadcast their shows throughout the nation live from Capitol Hill to fire up listeners at home and to spur them to make calls and send messages of support for immigration reform.
Wednesday, April 27 - Travel home.
For information on the details or travel packages (rates to be determined), contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or call toll free 877-278-4760.