DREAM Act Advocacy Group to 'Target' Republicans at August Town Halls
During the August recess, a DREAM Act advocacy group intends to target Republican Representatives at town hall events to pressure them into supporting immigration reform legislation that will most likely be pending before them when they return to Washington in September.
The DREAM Action Coalition (DRM Action) is urging activists to attend town halls throughout August in at least 30 states, even in heavily Republican districts, to ensure their concerns get aired.
Breitbart News reporter Lee Stranahan attended a pro-immigration reform town hall, hosted by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), in Houston last week and noted how important it was for opposition forces to show up at town hall events. Stranhan reported "the anti-amnesty calvary didn't arrive" at the Houston event; "while hundreds of pro-reform voices filled Houston's City Hall, only three adults showed up to make the case against the deeply flawed, nation-altering comprehensive immigration reform proposal."
As Stranahan later explained on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot channel 125, it is important for amnesty opponents--like DRM Action seems intent on doing from the other side--to show up to such events because local newscasts always are looking for the "opposing" point of view when putting together their stories of the town halls.
The DRM Action group has a town hall schedule on its website and a list of over 90 Representatives, many of whom are Republican, the group intends to "target" in these states:
Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Washington
Update: The town hall schedule on DRM Action's website has been taken down since the publication of this article, but a cached version of the town hall schedule can be found here.