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  • Donna Dove
    A broad-based national coalition of farm worker organizations, labor unions, agricultural employers, immigrant advocates, and supporters need your help in
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 10, 2004
      A broad-based national coalition of farm worker organizations,
      labor unions, agricultural employers, immigrant advocates, and
      supporters need your help in urging Congress to enact the
      historic AgJobs legislation. It would allow undocumented farm
      workers to earn the legal right to permanently stay in this
      country by continuing to work in agriculture.

      AgJobs is ready to go and could be passed this year. You can
      help by urging your U.S. senators and representatives to support
      this meaningful immigration reform measure.

      Send your email today!

      You can take action on this alert either via email (please see
      directions below) or via the web at:
      http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/iwfragjobs/8k5s6srfek5jm

      Visit the web address below to tell your friends about this.
      http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/iwfragjobs/forward/8k5s6srfek5jm

      We encourage you to take action by April 8, 2004

      Urge Congress to pass the AgJobs bill

      INSTRUCTIONS TO RESPOND VIA THE WEB:
      If you have access to a web browser, you can take action on this
      alert by going to the following URL:

      http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/iwfragjobs/8k5s6srfek5jm

      Your letter will be addressed and sent to:
      Your Congressperson
      Your Senators

      ----THIS LETTER WILL BE SENT IN YOUR NAME----
      Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],

      Please cosponsor the Agricultural Job Opportunity, Benefits, and
      Security Act, the AgJobs bill, S.1645 (by Sens. Craig and
      Kennedy) and H.R. 3142 (by Reps. Berman and Cannon). It would
      give agricultural employers a legal and stable work force by
      allowing many undocumented farm workers to earn the right to
      become legal immigrants by continuing to work in agriculture.

      This historic compromise between farm worker organizations,
      labor unions, agricultural employers and immigrant advocates is
      endorsed by major agribusiness groups, the AFL-CIO, unions such
      as the United Farm Workers and Farm Labor Organizing Committee,
      and Latino civil rights organizations such as the National
      Council of La Raza.

      AgJobs has wide bipartisan support. Senate Majority Leader Bill
      Frist says he will put the bill on the calendar for
      consideration if there is enough support. House Speaker Dennis
      Hastert also backs the bill. The goal is to gain at least 60
      Senate cosponsors, half Democrat and half Republican. As of
      March 1, 2004, there are 51 in the Senate plus 90 in the House.

      This compromise is based on concessions by all sides in the
      debate. Please become a cosponsor of S. 1645 or H.R. 3142. It is
      fair to both workers and employers, consistent with national
      security needs and makes sensible government policy.

      Thank you.

      ----END OF LETTER TO BE SENT----

      Sincerely,
      Donna Staggs

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