Today America’s Voice is launching an online ad campaign asking Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-PA) to remove his name from a controversial immigration resolution, H.Res. 1026 -- the so-called "BRIDGE Resolution."
The measure has been dubbed the "BRIDGE to Nowhere" by Americans who are sick and tired of costly "get-tough" proposals that do nothing to fix our broken immigration system. The Irish Immigration Center in Philadelphia kicked things off by calling on Murphy to remove his name from BRIDGE. The call was amplified by Markos Moulitsas, founder of the progressive political blog Daily Kos, who called it a "cheap anti-immigrant shot."
Murphy has come under fire from religious, progressive, and community leaders for joining with the virulently anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to co-sponsor the BRIDGE Resolution. It is a proposal that tightens immigration enforcement at any cost; keeps our immigration system broken, and banks on the misguided notion that 12 million undocumented immigrants will simply pick up and leave the country.
Congressman Murphy should be leading the fight to pass real comprehensive immigration reform, not following hard-line Members of Congress like Rep. Steve King (R-IA) down this ‘Bridge to Nowhere.’
Please join us, and tell Patrick Murphy:
Come on, Congressman, you're better than this. We need real, comprehensive immigration reform, not another BRIDGE to Nowhere.
Call toll-free: (866) 961-4293.
We hope these ads will signal to our leaders in Washington that it's time for real solutions to our broken immigration system, not more empty resolutions like BRIDGE that only serve to keep the awful status quo.
The America’s Voice ad campaign will appear on progressive and Latino blogs and on Facebook, in Pennsylvania and throughout the nation.