|With Colorado holding steady with a 7.8 percent unemployment rate, it is imperative we eliminate any obstacles within our means to obtain jobs for our local law-abiding residents. E-Verify (HB 12-1309) has the ability to do that by removing those without legally employable work eligibility status from Colorado’s limited job pool. They compete directly in the jobs market with you and your children.
Colorado’s continued forecast for jobs remains bleak, with the Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute
reporting on March 15, 2012 “The most recent economic forecasts from Colorado Legislative Council Staff project
high unemployment during the next several years,” adding; “Jobs remain key to solidify the recovery
Please take the time to read through NumbersUSA Special Alert, provided below, for their information is invaluable. We need your voice, through phone calls, faxes and emails.
Your dedication and steadfast involvement is making a positive difference for our families here, so we need to keep pressing on by once again contacting our elected representatives.
Thank you all for your continued efforts to aid in Colorado’s economic recovery.Martha Lich
Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform
Ask Colo. State House Speaker, Other Reps. to Pass E-Verify Bill
Dear Colorado activist,
Unfortunately, the House Economic and Business Development Committee referred E-Verify legislation (HB 12-1309) to the House Agriculture Committee, where it may be defeated due to opposition from the Agriculture industry. However, your faxes and phone calls could make a difference. We need to try to save the bill, which would require all private employers in Colorado to use E-Verify, even if it is an uphill battle.
Please contact House Speaker Frank McNulty and the members of the Agriculture Committee to urge them to pass HB 12-1309. If your Rep. serves on the committee, you will find a fax to send him/her on your Action Board.
Contacting the House Speaker
Please call House Speaker Frank McNulty – 303-866-2346
– with the message below and check your Action Board for a fax to send him.
“I am a Colorado voter who is very disappointed that E-Verify legislation (HB 12-1309) was sent to the Agriculture Committee in an attempt to defeat it. Please ask Chairman Sonnenberg to send it to the floor for a vote.
Unemployed citizens and legal residents should not have to compete with illegal immigrants for jobs. This is an election year so please listen to voters, not Ag lobbyists!”
Contacting Agriculture Committee Members
Please call and email committee members, starting first with the Republicans highlighted in red, with the message below. If your Rep. serves on the committee, be sure to mention you are a constituent and look for a fax to send on your Action Board.
“I am a Colorado voter who is very disappointed that your Agriculture Committee may try to defeat E-Verify legislation (HB 12-1309). Voters want this legislation sent to the floor.
Unemployed citizens and legal residents should not have to compete with illegal immigrants for jobs. This is an election year so please listen to voters, not Ag lobbyists.”
Rep. Matt Jones – 303-866-2920 ; firstname.lastname@example.org