Category: GOP

Senate health care bill would pull the lifeline of the chronically ill

Stephanie Land

July 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

This article originally appeared in the Missoulian. Jamison Hill hasn’t been able to get out of bed in two and a half years. For 18 months, Jamison was too sick to tolerate clothing, eating, daylight, or too much movement or sound. When I met with him last fall, he sat up with the help of pillows […]

House Republicans: Our Deadline is August 2nd

Jingru Huang

July 11, 2013 at 12:00 am

As House Republicans debate whether or not they will act on immigration reform, they should remember the deadline of Aug. 2nd that the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) has set for the House to pass a bill containing a pathway to citizenship. Until then, and if House GOP members decide to ignore the deadline, FIRM […]

Is the RNC Ready for an Immigration Makeover?

Guest Blogger

March 19, 2013 at 12:00 am

By Alesia Lucas & Sarah English The Republican National Committee (RNC) has wrapped up their meeting and may be ready for a party makeover. Instead of playing the blame game, like they did after losing last November, Republicans took an introspective look and identified key flaws in their platform and campaign. This resulted in a […]

Tell your Representatives that you want immigration reform, now!

Alesia Lucas

March 18, 2013 at 12:00 am

Tomorrow is the final day of National Call-in week for immigration reform.  We need everyone to call their representatives and urge them to support immigration reform that keeps families together and creates a reasonable pathway to citizenship. We have the chance to fix our country’s broken immigration system which has torn apart so many people […]

A Bus Tour, Full of Stories and Strength

Emily Gelbaum

March 5, 2013 at 12:00 am

Last week, the National Keeping Families Together Bus Tour launched from Chicago, IL carrying families and individuals directly impacted by the current immigration system. The bus riders are calling on legislators and the American public to support just and humane immigration reform that provides a pathway to citizenship and keeps families together. These incredible events […]

The OFA Takes a Page from Keeping Families Together

Alesia Lucas

February 7, 2013 at 12:00 am

With President Obama’s second term in full swing his former campaign organization has decided to take on immigration reform.  Taking a page from the Keeping Families Together Campaign, The Obama For America organization has sent out a heartfelt plea to the immigrant community. Through the words of Jose Magana, a DREAMer, the OFA is looking […]

Immigration Is Still On the List

Alesia Lucas

January 10, 2013 at 12:00 am

President Obama’s second term has no shortage of key issues. While some feared that the important issue of gun control and the debt ceiling would overshadow the need for comprehensive immigration reform, a top administration official confirmed that the issue hasn’t left the President’s to-do list.  The President admitted during the campaign that the “biggest […]

Keeping Families Together in our Fight for Immigration Reform

Alesia Lucas

December 11, 2012 at 12:00 am

This year has been a huge one for DREAMers who earlier this year were granted deferred action status. But the fight for DREAMers is not over. Although they now have the ability to stay in the U.S. without fear, their parents and other family members do not live with same sense of security.   Keeping families […]

Voting For The First Time At 71

Alesia Lucas

October 24, 2012 at 12:00 am

The Campaign for Community Change is working with several groups in the field to register a record number of new voters for this year’s election. In the days leading up to the election we would like to share stories from our organizers and shine a spotlight on their work. Here’s what Ian C., an organizer […]

Hungry American Children

Alesia Lucas

September 5, 2012 at 12:00 am

There have been a lot of speeches at both the Democratic and Republican Conventions, but only Jeff Bridges has spoken at both.  Unfortunately, Bridges speech will not garner the much needed attention his topic deserves: ending childhood hunger in the United States. Bridges is right to bring the topic to both conventions. Fighting childhood hunger […]

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