Tell Congress to Keep Our Families Together!
Dear Friend of NCLR,
Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA), a long-time champion of the LGBT community, will soon introduce the Reuniting Families Act. This landmark immigration bill helps to end discrimination that prevents loving families from being together, such as preventing same-sex partners from sponsoring their foreign partners for a permanent visa, long visa wait times, and more.
In an historic move, Congressman Honda has included LGBT people as part of this remarkable legislation, marking the first time in Congressional history that same-sex couples have been included as part of a multi-issue immigration bill.
As our country begins a conversation about comprehensive immigration reform, this important first step helps to ensure that, moving forward, we’re included, too. The President supports us, and Congress is increasingly on our side. Now, our community can be part of fixing our nation’s broken immigration system by supporting their efforts.
Please stand with Congressman Honda and our families, and urge your elected representative to co-sponsor the Reuniting Families Act.
There are two quick actions you can take today to support the Reuniting Families Act:
- Call your Representatives—urge them to cosponsor the Reuniting Families Act. Contact the Capital Switchboard at 202.224.3121 to be directly connected to your Representatives. If you don't know who your Representatives are, click here.
- Forward this message to 10 friends immediately and urge them to participate.
Thanks for making sure that comprehensive immigration reform is truly comprehensive and includes LGBT families!
For more information on immigration discrimination against LGBT families, visit http://www.immigrationequality.org/. For more information on the Reuniting Families Act and its supporters, visit http://honda.house.gov/legislation/2009/family-reunification/.
Kate Kendell, Esq.
National Center for Lesbian Rights