President Obama’s OFA Targets Speaker Boehner Over Immigration Reform

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Organizing for Action is targeting taking the immigration reform fight to Speaker John Boehner with a new Spanish-language radio ad. The Speaker has refused to act on immigration reform.

Organizing for Action announced the release of a new Spanish-language radio ad on Tuesday that targets Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Rep. Gary Miller (R-CA), and Representative and Democrat Daniel Lipinski (D-IL).

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The ad aimed at Boehner urges the listener to call the Speaker’s office to tell him to support immigration reform. “Only a group of obstructionists in the House of Representatives are standing in the way – determined to block comprehensive immigration reform. Call Congressman John Boehner. Tell him it’s time to support immigration reform.”

(Translation by OFA)
President Obama. The Democrats. And the Republicans in the US Senate all agree.
They have a bi-partisan solution to America’s immigration problem.
Their plan will give 11 million people a pathway to citizenship.
Create jobs and reduce our deficit.
Stop businesses from exploiting immigrant labor.
And ensure that DREAMers can get a college degree and proudly serve in the military.
Only a group of obstructionists in the House of Representatives are standing in the way — determined to block comprehensive immigration reform.
Forcing millions to live in fear of deportation and tearing families apart.
Call Congressman John Boehner. Tell him it’s time to support immigration reform.
Congressman, we’ll be watching. This is one vote we’ll never forget.
Paid for by Organizing for Action.

In July of this year, Organizing for Action protesters rallied outside of Boehner’s Ohio office to push the House to pass immigration reform similar to the bipartisan bill passed in the Senate.

Of the Speaker’s refusal to take the Senate version to the floor, immigration reform activist Dominic Lijoi told WCPO, “I know that they have to go through their process which is the democratic way. But we’ve already seen that we have an accord recently in the senate that was bipartisan.”

Note that Rep. Gary Miller is being targeted. He’s in a vulnerable House seat, and he was caught on tape telling DREAMers that he gets it because he’s from Arkansas.

President Obama’s finely tuned warhorse of an organizing machine didn’t dormant after he won reelection. Instead, he put Organizing for Action to work to support his legislative agenda, showing that he learned one of the tough lessons of his first term: He has to keep taking it to the people.

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