Saturday, May 19, 2007

Action on the Immigration Bill

I've been reading reaction on the proposed immigration bill, and it is causing some furious comment. The real question is:
What can we realistically do to affect the outcome?
Right Wing News has some ideas, and also nails down the Republican presidential candidates' positions (who may have more influence with their peers than most)
PS #2: I have checked the websites of the candidates to see if they have released statements on the bill. To the best of my knowledge, here's the current breakdown on the Senate Amnesty Bill (if you have confirmation of where any of the "unknown" candidates have come down, please let me know in the comments section)

Opposed

Duncan Hunter
Mitt Romney
Fred Thompson
Tom Tancredo
Newt Gingrich

Support

John McCain

Unknown

Sam Brownback
John Cox
Rudy Giuliani
Ron Paul (I would think he's opposed, but can't verify)
James Gilmore
Tommy Thompson
Mike Huckabee
In addition to posting, let's try some letter-writing, phoning, and faxing (email is the LEAST influential - it takes the least effort, and costs nothing - the other options have more impact). Target each of the above for some contact.

Also, write to your local newspaper, urging action. Write to the local TV station. Heck, hit the national media outlets, as well. The more, the merrier. Each time you do, give anyone reading it some options (email addresses, phone numbers, etc.) for action.

Don't forget your email list. If I can fairly judge by by contacts, people are VERY angry about illegal aliens invading their country.

1 comment:

BillT said...

"Also, write to your local newspaper, urging action. Write to the local TV station. Heck, hit the national media outlets, as well. The more, the merrier. Each time you do, give anyone reading it some options (email addresses, phone numbers, etc.) for action."

We should be screaming about the new electronic verification system for Social Security.