Email from Roy Beck, President, NumbersUSA
Come To Our Office Tomorrow (VIA LIVE WEBCAST)
And Join Us As We Watch, Comment
And Analyze the House & Senate Amnesty Votes
YOU ALL HAD A GREAT DAY OF ACTIVISM TODAY.
YOU HAVE THE OPEN-BORDERS FOLKS ON THE RUN.
Action: Join our live webcast.
When the debates, arcane parliamentary maneuvers and voting start tomorrow, join our NumbersUSA staff in our conference room and watch with us.
The live streaming from our conference room will be on our home page:
We'll be doing what we always do when immigration comes to the floor for a vote -- anxiously gathering to watch how Congress responds to our days, weeks and months of mobilizing the grassroots. And discussing and arguing over what each detail means.
Nothing fancy or formal. Just turning the cameras on our staff session. But after having you in our conference room for 10 hours on Election Night, we thought you might like to join us again for this occasion.
We'll send you an email perhaps an hour before we go live. It is possible that we won't know when the debate will start until just a half-hour before.
It sounds like the House debate could start no earlier than 1 p.m. Wednesday. And then we'll turn the cameras on again when the Senate starts its debate. That is now scheduled for after 3:30 p.m. At the moment, 10 years of efforts to pass an amnesty could be resolved in just a few hours tomorrow afternoon.
Keep phoning the target congressional office Wednesday until the votes are taken.
You have the email with the list of targets for your own particular region of the country that I sent earlier today. Keep working on that list.
You know that we never advocate letting up the pressure in any way until we have won. But our reports from the Hill suggest that your torrent of faxes and phone calls helped create great turmoil today among those trying to pass the DREAM Act amnesty.
House amnesty leaders are desperately seeking some kind of Hail Mary pass to pull out a last-minute victory.
They apparently still can't persuade 218 Representatives to vote YES on the DREAM amnesty, so they are talking about combining it with the AgJobs amnesty for a few million illegal aliens who can claim some past agricultural work. Their thought is that they can attract some extra Republicans who won't be willing to vote against something that big agri-business wants.
Of course, their plan would also create an amnesty that is twice the size to attract politicians who are squeamish about DREAM being too big.
Your phone calls Wednesday need to keep everybody in Congress as squeamish as possible.
Be sure you have sent all the faxes posted on your customized Action Board:
I apologize for how sluggish our website was today for many of you. We are going to have to expand our capacities, but what a great problem to have so many Americans trying to take action against a bill that would be sure to enlarge by millions the number of future illegal aliens and of additional workers competing against unemployed Americans within what everybody agrees will be a job shortage for many years to come.
Take a look at my new blog for extra ammunition in your faxes and phone calls.
THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK.
MAYBE WE CAN END THESE AMNESTY THREATS ONCE AND FOR ALL TOMORROW!