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« on: June 27, 2013, 03:21:32 pm »

Senate Passes S.744 Amnesty  - Your Activism Is Pushing House to Block Senate's Bill

Conference Committee still poses grave danger


What just happened:

Shortly before 1 p.m., 68 Senators voted for S. 744 in the all-important final cloture vote. It needed 60 votes. This assures its final passage by the Senate (only 50 votes needed) later today. (See who voted for cloture below.)

The bad news:

If eventually signed into law, this bill would threaten to knock millions of Americans out of the middle class by flooding their occupations with 33 million foreign citizens who are offered lifetime work permits over the next decade. Can you believe 68 U.S. Senators voted for that?

The willingness of every single Democratic Senator and almost a third of Republicans to accept the corporate lobbyists' insistence that our country faces devastating labor shortages is disheartening to all of us who have fought so hard to protect the 20 million Americans who can't find a full-time job, and the millions more who have seen their real wages declining for decades during a worker surplus.

What's next, and the good news about your efforts thus far:

Now, we must turn our full efforts to the U.S. House of Representatives and another huge grassroots effort in July. But this will be only a three-week fight before the month-long August recess.

There is no question that the five-month opposition that all of you have waged is having good results in the House, where the Senate bill is facing an increasingly hostile reception.

If the House refuses to move a giant overall amnesty, it doesn't matter what the Senate has done.

For all of you who have spent so much of your time recently in this fight, you need a respite. I urge you to take a bit of a breather from activism this next week, celebrate our nation's Independence Day, enjoy your families and friends. You've earned it.

As for today, it sure would be great if you took a moment to make an on-line donation to re-build the C-4 activism political battle fund for our big July House Battle!

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Krista Davenport
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 12:03:38 pm »

Dude, those people are already here, they aren't going to take your job, they have their own jobs!
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