Virginia Organizing says it plans to give Goodlatte a ‘backbone’

bob-goodlatte-afp2The Virginia Organizing Harrisonburg Chapter will gather at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 30 to march to U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte’s Harrisonburg office in support of comprehensive immigration reform.

“As a DACA recipient, it is important to me that we stay involved and focused on immigration reform, as this issue affects so many people in our community,” said Virginia Organizing Harrisonburg Chapter leader Dulce Elias. “Representative Goodlatte told me personally at a town hall meeting that people like me deserve an opportunity to stay here. I’m just asking that he stand by his word and do something. He has the power—I hope he has the courage.”

Virginia Organizing plans to deliver a “backbone” to Representative Goodlatte to symbolize the need for him to boldly move forward on immigration reform and to stop cowering to political pressure in discussions about DREAMers and young people who are immigrating to the U.S.

Representative Goodlatte serves as Chair of the House Judiciary Committee and has the power to hear comprehensive immigration reform bills that are meaningful for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living and working in the U.S. Since Representative Goodlatte has consistently said that the nation’s immigration system is broken, Virginia Organizing will continue to call on him to listen to his constituents and to use his leadership position to move our country forward on these important public policy decisions.

Virginia Organizing March

What: Demonstration in support of immigrant youth and comprehensive immigration reform

When: Wednesday, July 30 at noon

Where: Community leaders will meet at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church (154 North Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22802) and march to U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte’s Harrisonburg office (70 North Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22802)