Uniting American Families Act – Call your Senators- spare no mercy

Okay so we are in serious financial doodoo and it IS impossible to reach anyone in congress.  That said, please do not let go of the momentum (relative as it may be – to years of nothing) on UAFA.1182345536sy6r3r

Quote : “UAFA Gains Cosponsors, Momentum in Congress

Filed under: UAFA — Julie Kruse @ 3:00 pm

September was a huge month for the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA) in Washington. Four new Senators and eighteen Representatives came on to the bill, bring our total number of cosponsors to a record eighteen Senators and 118 House Members – increases of 30% and 20% respectively.”

Now that the 110th is seated.. we must all do our part to fight for equality in immigration for all Americans. Yes there are Americans in exile right now, and for many years, separated from aging parents,  tocan be with the person they love.  American citizens are forced to leave their own country to be with partners as there are no immigration rights for same sex couples. 

COSPONSORS(18), ALPHABETICAL [followed by Cosponsors withdrawn]:     (Sort: by date)

Sen Akaka, Daniel K. [HI] – 2/14/2008 Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] – 9/11/2007
Sen Brown, Sherrod [OH] – 5/16/2007 Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] – 9/16/2008
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] – 7/23/2008 Sen Casey, Robert P., Jr. [PA] – 9/11/2008
Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] – 9/8/2008 Sen Feingold, Russell D. [WI] – 5/14/2007
Sen Inouye, Daniel K. [HI] – 5/15/2007 Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] – 8/3/2007
Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] – 9/4/2007 Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] – 9/26/2007
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] – 1/31/2008 Sen Murray, Patty [WA] – 9/20/2007
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] – 1/30/2008 Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] – 9/11/2008
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] – 9/4/2007 Sen Wyden, Ron [OR] – 5/7/2008

Where is Senator Feinstein?  Why are there so few of you here?  All if you received our votes now we need you to help our families.
Pleas check if your Senator is here – every Democratic Senator should be here…. for goodness sake!

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2 Comments on “Uniting American Families Act – Call your Senators- spare no mercy”

  1. oblogdeeoblogda February 7, 2009 at 8:58 AM #

    Great News! Rep. Jerrold Nadler plans to reintroduce the Uniting American Families Act on Feb. 13!

    You can make the bill a success by convincing your Representative to support the bill from Day One. Reintroducing the bill with as many cosponsors as possible will show powerful momentum for the rights of gay and lesbian binational couples!

    Please call your Representative and ask them to be an original cosponsor of the “Uniting American Families Act of 2009”

    It’s easy!

    Find out who your U.S. House Representative is. Go to http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/index.htm, enter your address, and you will be provided the name of your U.S. Representative.

    Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202)224-3121 and ask to be connected to your U.S. Representative.

    Tell your representative’s staff:
    I am calling to ask Representative ________________ to be an original cosponsor of the Uniting American Families Act of 2009. To cosponsor, he/she must contact Rep. Jerrold Nadler who is the lead sponsor.

    The U.S. government discriminates against gay and lesbian binational couples by not allowing us to sponsor our foreign-born life partners for immigration. Because of this, we face the terrible choice of separating from the person we love or leaving our country. As Americans, we should not have to choose between family and country. Please ask Rep. _________________ to cosponsor the Uniting American Families Act of 2009 by reaching out to Rep. Nadler before February 12.

    Thanks for asking your member of Congress to celebrate love this Valentine’s Day by cosponsoring UAFA!

  2. oblogdeeoblogda February 7, 2009 at 8:59 AM #

    I am not sure that asking to celebrate love will do the trick – try UNITING FAMILIES

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