60,000 People Join the Call for Immigration Reform-Who cares About Your Stinkin’ Tea Party?

There’s been a lot of talk about the anti-immigrant Tea Party types coming together to stomp out President Obama’s attempts for immigration reform. Somebody needs to give them a memo and let them know it’s not gonna happen at this date and time. If you recall, during his inauguration speech he clearly noted that it was high time that those who were stuck in the hate filled days of the past had better start getting with the program as the grounds beneath them shift. If what took place last night around the country with people speaking out for immigration reform is any indication-then racist, old age ideas are destined to be stomped out…

-Davey D-

 We called, we partied, we organized: 60,000 people join the call to action for immigration reform!

by tejaztlana

Congressman Luis Gutierrez

Last night was huge. Across the country, activists, families, friends, and neighborsgathered for a nationwide telephonic town hall event. We demonstrated true momentum for comprehensive immigration reform that keeps families together and provides a pathway to citizenship for the 12 million undocumented people currently living in the United States.

There were 1,009 house parties in 45 states and Puerto Rico that gathered to join the town hall with Representative Luis Gutierrez. More than 60,000 people called in, joined house parties or listened to live radio broadcasts.

This number stands in stark contrast to the weak showing from anti-immigrant “tea party” activists last weekend, who produced a meager 50 events in only 26 states that did “not draw huge crowds.” Meanwhile, 400 activists showed up to a single pro-reform house party in Silver Spring, Maryland!

The town hall event, featuring Congressman Luis Gutierrez, Congressman Raul Grijalva and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez comes just days after White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano indicated the White House is ready to push for comprehensive immigration reform in 2010.

Last night, in schools, churches, and community centers all over the country Americans organized to push Congress to solve this problem once and for all. During the call, Congressman Gutierrez outlined a progressive vision for immigration reform and told participants to continue organizing to hold their elected leaders accountable.

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