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Democratic Leader Pelosi - Please introduce a discharge petition for comprehensive immigration reform

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Democratic Leader Pelosi - Please introduce a discharge petition for comprehensive immigration reform

To be delivered to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA-12) and President Barack Obama

Petition Statement

Representative Pelosi, in your role as House Minority Leader, you have spoken often about the urgent need to fix our broken immigration law. You have also stated that the country needs to address the fate of the 11 million immigrants and provide a path to citizenship for them through comprehensive immigration reform.

The signers of this petition, along with the combined 15 million members of MoveOn.org, America's Voice, 18 Million Rising, We Belong Together, and CREDO Action, call on you to stand strong and take the step that your well-meaning colleagues have not had the courage to.

We badly need a comprehensive immigration reform bill to fix the broken immigration system, and we are tired of waiting while leadership in the House employs stalling tactics to delay the passage of the bill.

Please take the lead in this historic moment by introducing a discharge petition to bring the Senate immigration bill to the House floor, if Speaker John Boehner refuses to do it himself.
There are currently 24,298 signatures. NEW goal - We need 25,000 signatures!

Petition Background

The Senate passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill in June providing a roadmap to citizenship for many immigrants, increased border security and a way to fix the broken immigration system.

However, since the bill passed the Senate in June, the House had not taken any action to pass a similar Comprehensive Immigration Bill. Speaker John Boehner has insisted since this Spring that the Senate's CIR bill would never make it to the House of Representatives and he and his colleagues have made good on this promise.

However, the House could introduce a discharge petition, gain support from fellow members and force a floor vote on the legislation members of the House of Representatives to vote on the Senate's Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill on the floor.

Unfortunately, while many House Democrats have voiced support for signing such a discharge petition, none have yet shown the leadership to actually introduce it. We need one brave soul to take the lead.

A coalition of progressive and social justice groups including MoveOn.org, America's Voice, 18Million Rising, We Belong Together, and CREDO Action, have committed to mobilizing our combined 15 million members in support of a discharge petition on comprehensive immigration reform.

We hope you will join us in urging Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to take the courage and leadership by introducing a discharge petition and making it possible to bring the Senate Immigration legislation to the House floor.

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