Monday, June 1, 2009

Tell Congress: Keep Our Families Together!

Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA), a long-time champion of the LGBT community, will soon introduce The Reuniting Families Act . This landmark immigration bill ends harmful practices that prevent loving families from being together. Many PFLAG members know firsthand about families being broken apart because of long visa wait times and discrimination against LGBT families, and this bill can prevent these heartbreaking stories.

In an historic move, Congressman Honda has included lesbian and gay people as part of this remarkable legislation . . . marking the first time in Congressional history that lesbian and gay couples have been included as part of a multi-issue immigration bill.

As our country begins a conversation about comprehensive immigration reform, this important first step helps to ensure that, moving forward, we're included, too. The President supports us, and Congress is increasingly on our side. Now, our community can be part of fixing our nation's broken immigration system by supporting their efforts.

Please stand with Congressman Honda and our families, and urge your elected representative to co-sponsor The Reuniting Families Act.

ACT NOW to Urge Your Member of Congress to Cosponsor the
Reuniting Families Act!

Email your U.S. Representative and ask him or her to cosponsor the Reuniting Families Act, which will allow gays and lesbians to sponsor our partners for immigration.

Along with the Uniting American Families Act (UAFA), Congressman Honda's bill is another sign of historic progress for the lesbian and gay community, and it is critical that our elected representatives know this is an important issue for our community.

Contact your representative today to support family unity!

Thank you for making sure that comprehensive immigration reform is truly comprehensive - and includes LGBT families!

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