Today, FWD.us is launching Impact Immigration 2016, an intensive year-long effort focused on highlighting the need for immigration reform while exposing the flawed concept of mass deportation throughout the 2016 elections. The new initiative can be found online at ImmigrationVoter.com, including ways to join the campaign as an Immigration Action Voter, and new polling data on American voters’ attitudes on mass deportation.
Immigration reform remains a critical issue for our nation: it would boost the U.S. economy, keep families together, and it is a key issue among American voters. Current polling indicates that Americans overwhelmingly reject the absurd and awful idea of mass deportation, and instead favor fixing our broken immigration system..@FWD_us launches immigrationvoter.com to galvanize support for #immigration reform in #Election2016 Click To Tweet
The Impact Immigration 2016 effort will include:
- Mobilizing voters through a new “Immigration Action Voter” campaign.
- Releasing research and polling that shows that Americans clearly support immigration reform, and that they do not endorse the appalling idea of mass deportation.
- “By an overwhelming margin, voters prefer a presidential candidate that supports providing immigrants with an earned pathway to citizenship over one who supports mass deportation (74% earned pathway/18% deport).”
- “Across the board, voters oppose revoking the citizenship of Americans born to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally (32% support/61% oppose).”
- “Swing voters and not very conservative Republicans are bothered by the imposition of a U.S. police state (55% major doubts among swing/46% among not very conservative GOP) with internment camps at the border (61% swing/53% not very conservative GOP).”
- Sharing positive stories of business leaders, DREAMers, innovators, students, and others who are struggling with our broken immigration system.
- Informing and empowering supporters who are closely following continued efforts around the passage of immigration reform legislation.
- Moving into battleground states and recruiting hundreds of new leaders across the country.
Our goal is simple: setting up the best possible atmosphere for passing immigration reform beginning in January 2017.
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Full Impact Immigration 2016 plan: [http://bit.ly/1jxegO7]
Recent polling data on mass deportation: [http://bit.ly/1PoQ5zU]
Join the new “Immigration Action Voter” campaign: [http://www.immigrationvoter.
FWD.us has championed immigration reform since its launch in April of 2013, hosting over 14,000 chapter members across 9 city chapters and at over 700 public events. We have organized 10,000+ individual meetings, roundtables, and high-level conversations with hundreds and hundreds of elected officials, and hosted multiple immigration-themed hackathons, calling on members of the tech community to bring innovative approaches to solving problems in the immigration space.
The Impact Immigration 2016 Campaign is a continuation of FWD.us’ mission paired with a tangible goal: making immigration reform a top priority in the 2016 election, and encouraging candidates to commit to fixing our broken immigration system on day one if they are elected.