Day of Action – FB, tweet & call for immigration reform TODAY

Help Nebraska Flourish_fbNebraska’s U.S. senators and congressmen are back at home this week for the Memorial Day recess. Next week, they’ll return to DC where the bipartisan immigration reform bill (S.744) will be debated and voted on in the Senate, and discussion is also expected to begin in the House. Today is a day you can help  spread the word that immigration reform is good for our state and will “Help Nebraska Flourish!”

We need a modern immigration system that creates stability for families and businesses, includes a clear process for citizenship for aspiring Americans, and provides a strong foundation for our future.

First, we ask you to show your support on social media by changing your profile picture to this “Help Nebraska Flourish” icon.  Feel free to share this image with your friends along with a message of why you feel immigration reform will help Nebraska flourish.  It is a great way to show unity that Nebraskans support common-sense immigration reform.

Next, take a moment to tweet your support for immigration reform directly to our U.S senators and congressmen using the hashtag #NEflourish

A message will load automatically in your Twitter feed when you click the representative’s name below asking them to support immigration reform with a process for citizenship to help Nebraska flourish.

U.S. Senators U.S. Congressmen
Senator Mike Johanns Rep. Jeff Fortenberry
Senator Deb Fischer Rep. Lee Terry
Rep. Adrian Smith

Finally, phone calls are extremely important, too! A short message to your senators and representative can make a big difference. For example: “Hi my name is [name] and my address is [address]. I’m calling to urge you to support common-sense immigration laws with a clear and inclusive path to citizenship so that Nebraska’s families and future can flourish.” Please make your calls today:

  • Sen. Mike Johanns (402) 476-1400
  • Sen. Deb Fischer (402) 441-4600
  • Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (402) 438-1598
  • Rep. Lee Terry (402) 397-9944
  • Rep. Adrian Smith (308) 384-3900

Also, follow Appleseed on Twitter and Facebook today for more stories you can share about the ways a modern immigration system will strengthen our state and country.

Thank you! And while you add your voice online and by phone, more than 40 Nebraska organizations from a wide variety of perspectives are delivering flower baskets for immigration reform this week to Nebraska members of Congress.

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