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Activists include immigration in ‘war on women’

Author: 
Seung Min Kim
Source: 
Politico

A coalition of advocacy groups wants to make the next front in the “war on women” all about immigration reform.

The new strategy, unveiled Wednesday, is yet another tactic from pro-reform groups to pressure House Republicans to pass immigration reform this year — and punish them if they don’t. And the activists believe that focusing on the influence of female voters could crack the Capitol Hill stalemate on immigration reform.

PRESS CALL: Women Leaders Reveal Plans to Pressure GOP to Take Up Immigration Reform This Year

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2014

Contact: 

Leslie Patterson, 646-200-5326
leslie@berlinrosen.com

Undocumented mother of two to speak about her struggle as a woman in our immigration system

Now that House Republicans have backtracked yet again on immigration reform, leading women’s rights and immigration reform advocates are revealing their plans to turn up the heat on members of Congress who are standing in the way of reform. More than 75 women leaders representing 60 labor, faith, women's groups and immigrant rights organizations will convene a Women’s Summit on Immigration to strategize how to win immigration reform that will be fair to and inclusive of women.

House Republican Principles a Start but Still Not Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2014

Contact: 

Leslie Patterson, 646-200-5326
leslie@berlinrosen.com

Must Ensure Women and Families are Included

On January 30th, 2014 House Republicans released their principles on immigration reform. The following is a statement from Pramila Jayapal, Chair of We Belong Together, a national campaign to win immigration reform that treats women fairly.

Economic Opportunity Threatened by Immigration Reform that Excludes Women and Families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 28, 2014

Contact: 

Leslie Patterson
(o) 646-200-5326, (c) 561-801-5963
leslie@berlinrosen.com

In Response to Obama’s Statements on Immigration Reform

In tonight’s State of the Union, the President reiterated support for immigration reform and stressed the importance of passing legislation in 2014. He highlighted the economic benefits of immigration reform; however, he did not make specific demands of the House, indicating that he will give House Republicans time and space to develop their own approach to reform.

We Belong Together Featured in "The future isn't unisex" in Salon

Author: 
Soraya Chemaly
Source: 
Salon

Two weeks ago, the immigration reform organization We Belong Together: Women for Common Sense Immigration Reform, hosted a panel on the status of reform. The purpose of the panel, which included the organization’s co-chair Pramila Jayapal, Gloria Steinem, Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, and a host of other activists and policymakers, was to share information about why gender matters and to correct distorted media portrayals of what immigrants and immigration looks like.

"I May Just Be One Voice, but It Matters"

Author: 
Berenice Ramirez
Source: 
National Journal

In many ways, Berenice Ramirez is a typical 17-year-old—hanging with friends in Florence, Texas, and waffling on which college she might want to attend to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. In other ways, as a native of Mexico without American citizenship, she is very different. She has been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status but worries about the prospect of being split from her parents and other undocumented family members.

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