reprinted by Roy Beck, President, NumbersUSA
Look at this Special TUBES video & then pass on to dozens to prepare for Immigration Suspension
DEAR FRIENDS OF JOBLESS AMERICANS, Please note that tomorrow NumbersUSA kicks off a major campaign to force Congress to consider REDUCING immigration during December to put more Americans back to work. We will be sending you a series of actions to pressure Congress to take a stand for or against continuing to add 75,000 working-age permanent immigrants EACH MONTH. Let's make them answer why they would import permanent foreign workers while 16 million Americans actively look but can't find any kind of job.
HERE IS WHAT I ASK YOU TO DO FIRST View this video (only 4 minutes and 50 seconds). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ9dhqo0LA8&feature=player_embedded ACTION: I want you to watch the video so you can enthusiastically send it to dozens of your friends, relatives and acquaintances. The 900,000 of you need to spread this to at least 25 million U.S. voters so they can understand that when our friends in Congress during December call for a big reduction in immigration numbers, there will be plenty of voters out there who understand that this reduction is respecting our country's traditions. A DIFFERENT KIND OF VIDEO The video is designed to refute what tends to be the major argument against reducing the numbers of new immigrant workers: Our opponents constantly label immigration reduction as radical, anti-american, against the best traditions of our country, etc.
We have to help Americans understand that the current high immigration numbers are what are truly radical. This video can grab your friends' attention. It is a tightly edited and professionally produced educational video on the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol. We have found that the use of brightly colored tubes and "man-on-the-street" interviews tends to grab newcomers' attention to the idea that reducing immigration by 75% would NOT be radical. The video shows clearly that reducing legal immigration from 1 million a year to 250,000 a year would just get us back to our immigration tradition. (If you have any questions about the numbers used in the video, be sure to look at the text that runs on the bottom of the screen. Also, find sources in this blog.) RECRUIT NEW SOLDIERS TO OUR CAMPAIGN TO PUT MORE JOBLESS AMERICANS BACK TO WORK
Polls suggest that at least 100 million U.S. voters already agree with us that Congress should not be importing immigrants to take jobs and keep jobless Americans unemployed. But fewer than 1 million are signed up to put a stop to this insane practice. If you will send this Tubes Video to everybody you know, it can help them feel comfortable to join us. Ask them to look at the video and then come to our website to send free faxes to their 3 Members of Congress to make sure that they know where their constituents stand. Either give these suggestions to your email list in your own words, or forward this Alert with a brief note from you at the top. WE NEED YOU TO DO THIS I don't regard this as optional. If we are to have any success in this big December campaign to shake up Congress, we must be disciplined. We need to act in unison and in mass. Today, that means doing everything you can do to introduce the Tubes Video to as many millions of U.S. voters as possible.