Aug 8, 2016
Ag groups help launch Reason for Reform campaign

The Partnership for a New American Economy (NAE) recently released 51 new economic research reports (one for every state plus the District of Columbia) and launched the Reason for Reform campaign. The campaign was created to showcase how immigration impacts local communities all across America and the urgency of modernizing our immigration system, according to a press release.

The research was co-sponsored by Intel, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition, Brad Feld, Google, Microsoft, Pinterest, the Western Growers Association, Council for Global Immigration, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, the United Fresh Produce Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management. The research was released at 62 events across all 50 states that featured local business, agriculture, faith, manufacturing, tech, and other leaders. Check out all of the reports and see a list of events on the New American Economy website.

Today also marks the launch of NAE’s new digital tool that lets users make a video telling their own Reason for Reform and send it directly to Congress. Participants can share their stories on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #ReasonForReform. Check out the tool on the Reason for Reform website.

The videos collected via Reason for Reform will also be featured in a forthcoming interactive with state- and district-level data and written testimonials.

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