NEW: Dozens More Business Leaders from Every Economic Sector Join Fight to Protect DACA
Even More Business Leaders, Companies from Every Economic Sector Join Fight to Protect DACA
Leaders of Cummins, Wells Fargo, AT&T, Hyatt, Best Buy, Univision, Edison International, Ikea, Kaiser Permanente Join now more than 400+ Business Leaders Calling for Protections for Dreamers
WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us President Todd Schulte released the following statement today on the addition of major new companies and business leaders from every sector of the economy adding their voices to the fight to protect 800,000 hardworking young Dreamers:
“Momentum continues to build over the weekend, with entrepreneurs and business leaders urging the President to protect DACA and underscoring the need for both parties in Congress to come together and immediately pass a Dream Act or permanent legislative solution. Since more than 300 business leaders released a letter on Thursday, even more entrepreneurs and companies from across the country have signed on. New additions over the weekend include the CEOs and executive leadership from companies as large and diverse as AT&T, Cummins, Wells Fargo, Hyatt, Best Buy, Univision, Edison International, Ikea, Kaiser Permanente, and many more, now totaling more than 400 signatories. They join original signatories including the CEOs of Facebook, General Motors, Microsoft, Starbucks, Google, Marriott International, Apple, Salesforce, Amazon, LinkedIn, Warren Buffett and many more. We also want to thank other companies like Verizon have put out their own statements of support for Dreamers.”
The CEOs and business leaders signing onto the letter represent every major industry in the United States, including manufacturing, automotive companies, media companies, energy, global retail brands, biomedical research, tech, finance, sports and entertainment, real estate, fashion, hospitality and travel, and many more. The letter remains open as additional leaders are encouraged to join.
Momentum continues to build beyond the business community, as well. In the last 72 hours, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Republican Governor Rick Scott of Florida, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, and other key conservatives have called for the President to keep DACA in place while urging Congress to pass a permanent legislative solution to protect Dreamers. The Tennessee Attorney General – an original supporter of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s threat to DACA – withdrew from the threat to sue, and called on his home state Republican Senators to pass the Dream Act. Just minutes ago, Oklahoma Republican Senator James Lankford released a statement calling on the President to keep DACA and Congress to pass a permanent legislative solution.
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