- Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Virginia Organizing turned out four hundred advocates for immigration reform when he came to speak at Harrisonburg, Virginia this week. Reportedly, four anti-immigrant protesters showed up to the event–one of whom was wearing a gun and was overheard saying that he had 30 rounds of ammunition
Virginia Organizing in the News
The polls in the weeks that follow will reveal just how effective the August push has been. Immigration reform activist Stan Maclin of Virginia Organizing—who is based in Goodlatte’s district—plans to continue twisting congressional arms.
“The event, set up by...Virginia Organizing, was in the heart of the district of Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte. As chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Goodlatte controls which immigration bills get a vote.”
From Chantilly, Gutierrez will head to Harrisonburg, where he will participate in a town hall event on immigration reform organized by Virginia Organizing.
The event, set up by the left-leaning nonprofit group Virginia Organizing, was in the heart of the district of GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte. As chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Goodlatte controls which immigration bills get a vote.
Although he only mentioned Goodlatte by name once - to say that he was not going to say "bad things" about his Republican colleague - Gutierrez blamed the GOP for dismissing the bipartisan compromise that passed the Senate and instead working on bills that are largely Republican-only.