Over the past few weeks, a rash of anti-immigrant
have been proposed in the Oregon legislature. Please
read the action alert below from our ally PCUN,
Oregon's farmworker union, about the latest of these
PCUN is calling on all supporters of immigrant rights
to call or e-mail Representative Betsy Close on Monday
(February 10) to express your opposition to this bill.
This will only take a moment of your time. Please take
Feb. 6, 2003
PCUN Legislative Action Alert to all supporters:
A bill, HB 2578, that requires proof of citizenship or
legal residence to obtain a driver's license, permit,
or identification card in Oregon, was introduced to
legislature on February 6 by Representative Betsy
(R-Albany) and Representative Alan Brown (R-Newport).
This piece of anti-immigrant legislation does nothing
for homeland security and will only put Oregonians at
risk because it will lead to an increase in
uninsured drivers on the road. A similar bill,
by the Latino community as "Driving while Hispanic,"
was defeated in the 1995 legislative session.
We are calling upon our supporters to immediately call
or e-mail Representatives Close and Brown and voice
strong opposition to this legislation. Please put our address
in the CC of your e-mail: email@example.com.
Representative Betsy Close
Representative Alan Brown