Sep. 21st, 2010

erkhyan: Longing and hurting (Longing)
More political activism on my part, copied from an e-mail from the folks at Out4Immigration:

Greeting O4I'ers!

The Out4Immigration weekly letter writing campaign resumes this week - Week 76 - with a letter to Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) who is planning on introducing a Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill in the Senate very soon. We are urging Senator Menendez to include the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA; S.424) or its language into his bill so that same-sex bi-national couples will be a part of this legislation from the start.

This week we started calling Senator Menendez office and urging that he include UAFA. The response from his staffers has been positive. On Friday morning, one of our members was told, very politely, that the Senator is working to include UAFA in his bill. This is no doubt a result from the multitude of calls he has been getting since last Thursday morning. Let's put this over the top. Please sign and send this e-letter today, and urge all your family, friends and colleagues to do so, too. Let's see how close to our goal of 500 signatures we can get!

To send your letter electronically to Senator Menendez through Change.org, just click on the link below:

http://tinyurl.com/24w8q3j

This has been a significant week with 6 new cosponsors signing on to the UAFA, so let's keep the momentum going! If you haven't called Sen. Menendez's office yet, please do that, too. His number is: (202) 224-4744.

Thanks, and keep the faith!

C&R


For those wondering, UAFA is the bill that would give same-gender couples (I hate the word "same-sex") the same immigration rights as their opposite-gender counterparts. and before anyone asks: yes, the bill also applies the same restrictions and penalties, so stop whining about fraud already: the majority people who would like to be given the chance to follow the rules should not be penalized just because a minority will try to break said rules.

I'll try to hammer the point with a personal fact: because [livejournal.com profile] worksinreallife and I do not enjoy the same immigration rights as opposite-gender couples, today has been the 1187th day we've had to spend apart from each other. Try to live through that and you'll understand why I'm pretty adamant about the issue (especially since I know a few couples who've had it even harder than we had...)

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