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Thread: The victory of the Hostettler/Gallegly amendment to fight foreign

  1. #1
    Guest
    ======================================================
    FROM: Roy Beck, http://www.NumbersUSA.com/fax
    DATE: 10:30 p.m. Tuesday 15jul03
    RE: The victory of the Hostettler/Gallegly amendment to fight foreign
    IDs for illegal aliens
    ======================================================

    Want to revel a little bit in a victory?

    IN THIS EMAIL:
    1. GRATITUDE-----Your role in this astounding upset vote
    2. INFO---How today's victory paves the way for much bigger victories
    this year
    3. INFO---What the law would do & what happens next
    4. INFO---List of 23 Democrats who broke with their party and
    courageously stood against illegal immigration (are any of these in your area?
    call to thank them)
    5. INFO---List of 21 Republicans who apparently have so little
    commitment to stopping illegal immigration that they were willing to vote
    against all of their party leaders and against 90% of the members of their
    party.
    6. ACTION-----Watch for alerts of new faxes to thank and criticize
    Members for their votes today
    7. INFO and ACTION------How today's victory was possible only through
    the past financial support of Faxer Investors.
    8. INFO------Victory press statement by Rep. Hostettler, House
    immigration chairman

    ======================================================
    1. GRATITUDE-----Your role in this astounding upset vote
    ======================================================

    Your phone calling today was the difference.

    We've never seen a more beautiful display of immediate and powerful
    grassroots response that in an overnight situation changed the direction
    of Congress.

    You all were amazing!

    The Hostettler/Gallegly amendment to H.R. 1950 passed the U.S. House of
    Representatives by a 226-198 vote late this afternoon. It would greatly
    disrupt the efforts of foreign governments to help illegal aliens in
    this country through special ID cards if the Senate approves and the
    President signs the bill with this amendment. Mexico's matricula consular
    cards for Mexicans living illegally in the United States are the most
    notable example.

    Frankly, when we heard about this amendment last night, none of us at
    NumbersUSA thought there was much chance of it passing. But we
    campaigned like crazy the next 18 hours because "you just never can tell."
    Plus, we knew that the House Leadership would be watching the vote to guage
    the strength of our movement.

    I think everybody involved with this effort -- sponsors, other Members
    of Congress, staffers -- was surprised by the ease of passage of this
    amendment because it came from outside Leadership, from outside the
    International Relations Committee which created the bill and WAS OPPOSED
    VIGOROUSLY ALL DAY BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT.

    We first alerted you at 2:30 this morning. From reports all over the
    Hill, we know that many of you were calling offices as soon as staffers
    opened them up at 7:30 and 8:00 this morning. And you called all day,
    especially as we provided you updates, feedback and new requests.

    Congressional offices were stunned because staff and Representatives
    had gone home Monday not even knowing this amendment was being offered.
    The Rules Committee only agreed to let it come to a vote late Monday
    evening. Imagine the shock of the staffers to have so many of you being
    the first to inform them about something happening that afternoon.

    Believe me, that creates a buzz, with staffers calling other offices
    and the sponsors to see what's going on.

    Your calls succeeded in framing this vote as something of a referendum
    on whether the country endorses illegal immigration or whether it wants
    to send signals that it opposes foreign citizens breaking our
    immigration laws.

    We were hoping at least to ensure that the vote was close enough so
    that the impression of the strength of our movement in Congress would not
    be damaged.
    You have no idea how excited we were when we saw the Yea tally crossing
    above 210 and then 220.

    A change of only 14 votes would have given a different outcome. There
    is no question that your phoning today affected far more than 14 votes.

    This kind of last-minute, emergency activism only works if a high
    percentage of you respond to our request for action and respond very
    quickly. IF YOU
    DIDN'T RESPOND TODAY, please make a pledge to do so the next time you
    get one of these opportunities so you will know that you have pulled
    your weight to protect the future of our country. Next time, please don't
    rely on someone else to pull your weight.

    ======================================================
    2. INFO---How today's victory paves the way for much bigger victories
    this year
    ======================================================

    The breakdown was (a couple of Members changed their votes after we
    sent our first Victory email):

    Republicans:
    203 Yeas
    21 Neas

    Democrats:
    23 Yeas
    176 Neas

    Independent:
    1 Nea

    Not Voting:
    11

    As I told you in earlier emails, the GOP House majority leadership was
    looking at this vote today to see if the House has enough support for
    immigration reforms to justify bringing up larger and more important
    bills during the rest of the year.

    Clearly, that was made apparent today.

  2. #2
    Guest
    ======================================================
    FROM: Roy Beck, http://www.NumbersUSA.com/fax
    DATE: 10:30 p.m. Tuesday 15jul03
    RE: The victory of the Hostettler/Gallegly amendment to fight foreign
    IDs for illegal aliens
    ======================================================

    Want to revel a little bit in a victory?

    IN THIS EMAIL:
    1. GRATITUDE-----Your role in this astounding upset vote
    2. INFO---How today's victory paves the way for much bigger victories
    this year
    3. INFO---What the law would do & what happens next
    4. INFO---List of 23 Democrats who broke with their party and
    courageously stood against illegal immigration (are any of these in your area?
    call to thank them)
    5. INFO---List of 21 Republicans who apparently have so little
    commitment to stopping illegal immigration that they were willing to vote
    against all of their party leaders and against 90% of the members of their
    party.
    6. ACTION-----Watch for alerts of new faxes to thank and criticize
    Members for their votes today
    7. INFO and ACTION------How today's victory was possible only through
    the past financial support of Faxer Investors.
    8. INFO------Victory press statement by Rep. Hostettler, House
    immigration chairman

    ======================================================
    1. GRATITUDE-----Your role in this astounding upset vote
    ======================================================

    Your phone calling today was the difference.

    We've never seen a more beautiful display of immediate and powerful
    grassroots response that in an overnight situation changed the direction
    of Congress.

    You all were amazing!

    The Hostettler/Gallegly amendment to H.R. 1950 passed the U.S. House of
    Representatives by a 226-198 vote late this afternoon. It would greatly
    disrupt the efforts of foreign governments to help illegal aliens in
    this country through special ID cards if the Senate approves and the
    President signs the bill with this amendment. Mexico's matricula consular
    cards for Mexicans living illegally in the United States are the most
    notable example.

    Frankly, when we heard about this amendment last night, none of us at
    NumbersUSA thought there was much chance of it passing. But we
    campaigned like crazy the next 18 hours because "you just never can tell."
    Plus, we knew that the House Leadership would be watching the vote to guage
    the strength of our movement.

    I think everybody involved with this effort -- sponsors, other Members
    of Congress, staffers -- was surprised by the ease of passage of this
    amendment because it came from outside Leadership, from outside the
    International Relations Committee which created the bill and WAS OPPOSED
    VIGOROUSLY ALL DAY BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT.

    We first alerted you at 2:30 this morning. From reports all over the
    Hill, we know that many of you were calling offices as soon as staffers
    opened them up at 7:30 and 8:00 this morning. And you called all day,
    especially as we provided you updates, feedback and new requests.

    Congressional offices were stunned because staff and Representatives
    had gone home Monday not even knowing this amendment was being offered.
    The Rules Committee only agreed to let it come to a vote late Monday
    evening. Imagine the shock of the staffers to have so many of you being
    the first to inform them about something happening that afternoon.

    Believe me, that creates a buzz, with staffers calling other offices
    and the sponsors to see what's going on.

    Your calls succeeded in framing this vote as something of a referendum
    on whether the country endorses illegal immigration or whether it wants
    to send signals that it opposes foreign citizens breaking our
    immigration laws.

    We were hoping at least to ensure that the vote was close enough so
    that the impression of the strength of our movement in Congress would not
    be damaged.
    You have no idea how excited we were when we saw the Yea tally crossing
    above 210 and then 220.

    A change of only 14 votes would have given a different outcome. There
    is no question that your phoning today affected far more than 14 votes.

    This kind of last-minute, emergency activism only works if a high
    percentage of you respond to our request for action and respond very
    quickly. IF YOU
    DIDN'T RESPOND TODAY, please make a pledge to do so the next time you
    get one of these opportunities so you will know that you have pulled
    your weight to protect the future of our country. Next time, please don't
    rely on someone else to pull your weight.

    ======================================================
    2. INFO---How today's victory paves the way for much bigger victories
    this year
    ======================================================

    The breakdown was (a couple of Members changed their votes after we
    sent our first Victory email):

    Republicans:
    203 Yeas
    21 Neas

    Democrats:
    23 Yeas
    176 Neas

    Independent:
    1 Nea

    Not Voting:
    11

    As I told you in earlier emails, the GOP House majority leadership was
    looking at this vote today to see if the House has enough support for
    immigration reforms to justify bringing up larger and more important
    bills during the rest of the year.

    Clearly, that was made apparent today.

  3. #3
    Guest
    great work. next we need a constitutional amendment prohibiting amnesty for illegal aliens

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