The Border Security, Economic Opportunity & Immigration Modernization Act passed Senate committee yesterday, but
of the 3,500+ people who wrote to Congress about it via POPVOX on Wednesday, 91% OPPOSE the legislation!
ADD YOUR VOICE: http://bit.ly/10hLZBs
AND Join the Virtual March for Innovation!
(Partners include Organizing For Action, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Steve Case, Arianna Huffington, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mark Cuban, Cory Booker, Condoleezza Rice, Jose Antonio Vargas, Voto Latino & more!)
WHITE HOUSE & ORGANIZING FOR FACTS:
Immigrants have started 25% of public U.S. companies backed by venture capital—including @Google, @eBay, @Yahoo, and @Intel
- Over 40% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by an immigrant or child of an immigrant.
- In 2011, immigrants started 28% of all new businesses in the U.S.
- Immigrant-owned businesses generated $775 billion in revenue for the economy in 2011.
- According to a conservative think tank, “Immigration Reform Would Save U.S. $410 Billion Over The Next Decade”http://OFA.BO/gqfN6x
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Newsletter 4 Progress
(May 6, 2013)
DUE BY MIDNIGHT:
Organizing For Action Petition to Congressional Leaders on background checks
ICYMI: Barack & Conan @ White House Correspondents Dinner
WATCH:The Daily Show hunts VA docs in Zero Dark 900,000!
(Pt 1:http://on.cc.com/16yVfSS Pt 2:http://on.cc.com/16yYOIL)
Support Vets: Enter for chance to hang out with Jon Stewart! http://bit.ly/MeetStewartOliver
#EndtheVAbacklog Petition: http://iava.org/storm-hill-2013-petition-bak
Dow hits 15,000! Big News for job numbers:
*** 5/6-7 Make Calls for Stephen Colbert’s sister vs Mark Sanford for Congress! (SC-1) ***
Video: Colbert-Busch v Mark Sanford debate
She is getting hit by dirty trick calls as the polls are tight so please help her out between now and Election Day tomorrow!
*** 5/7 OFA-VA Immigration Constituent Meeting @ Mark Warner’s DC Office ***
*** 5/9 Terry McAuliffe for Governor’s Arlington Kickoff ***
Video:FFX Co for Terry McAuliffe Office Opening
*** 5/9 & 5/11 Democratic Endorsement Caucus (Arlington School Board) ***
Thursday Night: https://www.facebook.com/events/132076813651276
Video: School Board Caucus debate
Meet Barbara Kanninen: Women for Obama activist & Candidate!
*** 5/11 Montgomery County Young Dems’ Spring Ball Karaoke After-Party ***
*** 5/13 Gun Violence Discussion with CAP Action’s Tom Perriello ***
(hosted by Northern Virginia Young Dems)
*** 5/18 Terry McAuliffe Day of Action (VA / DC / MD Carpools) ***
*** 5/31-6/2 Young Democrats of America Spring Conference (WV) ***