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SEIU, advocacy groups pressure House on immigration
Politico ^ | July 2, 2013 | By SEUNG MIN KIM

Posted on 07/02/2013 11:51:30 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

A broad coalition of advocacy groups is launching a multipronged campaign aimed at pressuring the Republican-led House to pass comprehensive immigration reform before the August recess.

The Center for Community Change, a grass-roots organization based in Washington, said Tuesday that it is investing north of $1 million in an effort that includes paid radio ads, voter registration drives for the 2014 midterm election, and town hall events. The Service Employees International Union, which launched a seven-figure ad buy in advance of the Senate immigration debate, said it will continue its radio, TV and online ad campaign on immigration reform.

And the Florida Immigrant Coalition will boost its efforts, including phone-banking and naturalizing immigrants, meant at increasing pressure on lawmakers from the critical swing state. Mi Familia Vota is also part of the campaign. The coalition’s bottom line: The bill passed by the House has to be comprehensive, and it has to include a pathway to citizenship.

“Even though today [only] 38 members of the Republican caucus have a significant Latino presence, those 38 are enough for them to lose the majority in the House,” SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Eliseo Medina told reporters. “And this will keep getting worse with each two-year election cycle.”


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; illegalimmigration; seiu
The SEIU, a wholly owned arm of the democrat party and giant conflict of interest, is a corrupt criminal enterprise that should be outlawed.
1 posted on 07/02/2013 11:51:30 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Yet more proof that the Commie are on board.As if rational,thinking people need more proof.


2 posted on 07/02/2013 11:53:15 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Jim Robinson

They are Zippo’s own private army that he talked about....


3 posted on 07/02/2013 11:54:15 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Ooops....*all* the Commies...not just one. (facepalm!)
4 posted on 07/02/2013 11:54:35 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes, it is a criminal enterprise, and Boehner better ignore their influence peddling entirely.


5 posted on 07/02/2013 11:56:46 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Understood.


6 posted on 07/02/2013 11:57:19 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Are there NO conservatives out there with cash to get in on the House pressure....AGAINST the bill?!


7 posted on 07/02/2013 12:00:59 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: Jim Robinson

SIEU the perfect personification of everything wrong with unions today with their gang of Purple People beaters.

As much as I hate the NEED for unions in the private sector, there are some CEOs which bring union scum on themselves, I detest the fact the unions are allowed to exist in the public sector as every worker protection known to mankind exists in government there should be no need for such filth.


8 posted on 07/02/2013 12:09:10 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Jim Robinson

I just call them the Border Jumpers union. Their only reason for existing as a union is to pimp left wing causes.


9 posted on 07/02/2013 12:12:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jim Robinson

SEIU and “advocacy groups” is just commie lib code for the Communist Party. I sure wish they would start indicting some of those knuckle dragging thugs from the SEIU.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 12:12:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Former member of the GOP useful idiot voter base.)
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To: Jim Robinson

If the house caves, I predict it will not be long before we see Patriots veto political terms with a .308.


11 posted on 07/02/2013 12:19:38 PM PDT by SilverMine (ever member of congress should be horse whipped)
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To: Jim Robinson
OK...we have their "blueprint", and need to respond "in kind"!

"Pressure" your House Representatives likewise. Call, e-mail, or WRITE to say (with apologies for vulgar language) "screw SEIU"!

There was a great interview on one of the week-end talk shows with Trey Gowdy (sic - and I think that's his name) who's a S.C. Rep....he made the point that all the 11 million illegals are not some homogenous group at all. He also was adamant on the point that there should be NO across-the-board "legal status" of any kind permitted, with or without the "path to citizenship", before border security, the sole authority of Homeland Security Sec. to determine compliance with "benchmarks, and a number of other issues are first resolved.

I was surprised that I didn't know this was part of the Senate bill (the immediate "legalization" of ALL illegals currently "in the shadows")...ostensibly so we know who's here, they will pay back taxes, etc...silly me! I wonder why I didn't know that?

Reform is definitely needed, but the "Gang of 8" Senate bill is NOT the answer. I am truly sick of these Senate and House "Gangs", too...THEY should "come out of the shadows"!!!

/ rant

12 posted on 07/02/2013 12:22:16 PM PDT by 88keys (run the race...)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

“Are there NO conservatives out there with cash to get in on the House pressure....AGAINST the bill?!”

Conservatives are too lazy to do much more than sneer at the other side for pushing their viewpoint.

Besides all you really need is to listen to Rush and pray for Jesus to return or wait for the “inevitable” “civil war II” to start and it will alllllll be taken care of. ////s


13 posted on 07/02/2013 12:35:13 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Wurlitzer
RE: Unions in general, there are certainly good unions and bad unions.

Government employee unions used to be illegal, and they still should be. How strange (NOT!) that this is the country's largest union membership-wise, by far!

Likewise, some of the most reputable trade unions have been taken over by thugs, and their leadership is nothing more than a bunch of Democrat activists who browbeat their personnel into participating in political activities, and probably make as much money themselves as some CEOS.

There's a lot to argue both for and against Unions nowadays...the disparities in union vs. private sector employee wages and benefits is striking! BUT, that's another whole can of worms!

I'm delighted to say, when we had to buy a new refrigerator last week, we got a GE (whose CEO we can't stand) that was MADE IN DECATUR, ALABAMA, USA...I'm sure it was made by union workers, but the price was very reasonable, and I expect the folks who made it probably vote at least 50% conservative, LOL! (it is Alabama...!)

14 posted on 07/02/2013 12:43:25 PM PDT by 88keys (run the race...)
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To: Jim Robinson; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; ...
Ping!

Click the keyword Aliens to see more illegal alien, border security, and other related threads.

15 posted on 07/02/2013 12:56:31 PM PDT by HiJinx (Just kill the bill, already...)
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To: Jim Robinson
A broad coalition of advocacy groups

All of which are funded by Uncle Scam, the tax-free Foundations, and sleazoids like Bill Gates and George Soros. These men and the people running these organizations are all traitors.

16 posted on 07/02/2013 12:58:13 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto
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To: All

Does the SEIU realize that the immigration reform bill can easily screw over a good share of their rank and file?

At least, that’s the impression I got from what I’ve read here on FR and other sources.


17 posted on 07/02/2013 1:10:35 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: 88keys

” Unions in general, there are certainly good unions and bad unions”


In my entire working career, I only encountered one unionized firm that performed a stellar job.

In all other cases, overpaid, under worked, poor quality...

However, as I posted, there are some business men who are so bad they almost roll out the red (perfect color for them) carpet for union scum.

A good firm, with a responsible person at the helm, should be able to avoid the union albatross. Those who don’t deserve it but I reserve the right not to do business with them.

HOWEVER, I cannot avoid doing business with government and as I am forced into a single source for government services the existence of unions in the public sector makes my skin crawl.


18 posted on 07/02/2013 1:24:43 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
Are there NO conservatives out there with cash to get in on the House pressure....AGAINST the bill?!

I've been wondering the same thing!!

I know NumbersUSA is trying (not sure how conservative they are) and Tea Party Patriots (?) has come out against this *reform*. How well organized and funded are they? Not sure.

19 posted on 07/02/2013 1:32:22 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“The Center for Community Change, a grass-roots organization based in Washington,”

Yep, grass roots organizations are most assuredly based in Washington. That way they can cater to their grass roots members in the DC area...OK, gotcha.


20 posted on 07/02/2013 3:45:36 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: SilverMine
“If the house caves, I predict it will not be long before we see Patriots veto political terms with a .308.”

What makes you think that? They confiscated our physical beings and ensured fascism as the new AmeriKa, yet after a few howls and some hollering, things have quieted down quite considerably. After all, we had an NBA and NHL playoff series to watch.....

21 posted on 07/02/2013 3:48:40 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: VanDeKoik
Conservatives are too lazy to do much more than sneer at the other side...

I disagree. Numbers USA is totally about stopping the invasion of the US (my word, not theirs) and does an excellent job focusing on keeping the pressure on legislators through emails, faxes, calls, visits, etc. They are supported by member donations. I have no doubt that some pro-invasion bill would already be law if not for them.

Now would be a real good time to give them some money for their work and to send the faxes, etc they suggest.

They also stay very current on ratings of legislators, and they don't let anyone off the hook for bad votes.

22 posted on 07/02/2013 3:53:07 PM PDT by grania
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To: CSM

I believe there are a few men, in this country, who love the US enough to stand up for her. I may be wrong, you may be right, obama, congress, and the politicians believe you are right, but time will tell.


23 posted on 07/02/2013 5:36:14 PM PDT by SilverMine (ever member of congress should be horse whipped)
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To: Jim Robinson

Do you ever wonder where all these millions come from that are spent in support of people that are here illegally? We should find out individual names and send the bills for illegals to them. I do not support illegal immigration so I should not have to pay for it. Let those that support it pay for all of the costs.


24 posted on 07/02/2013 9:19:23 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: MplsSteve

They do not care about their rank and file. It is all about money and power not their members.


25 posted on 07/02/2013 9:22:32 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: SilverMine

I wish it were different, but the fact is that society has proven that it simply does not care about becoming slaves to a ruling class. Heck, the ruling elite can now dictate what we eat, how we live “healthy” lives or any number of things that they deem to be negative for the common good.

We are already slaves and the Obamacare front is still quiet...

I agree that there are the few like you and me, however we are already marginalized by even normal “conservatives” in our own neighborhoods. If (when) someone takes action, it will be classified as being done by an extremist and the seals will clap in unison.


26 posted on 07/03/2013 6:38:12 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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