On August 3, 2016 the Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) is launching our Reason for Reform campaign with a national day of action. This will be a coalition of business and community leaders from around the country who come together to hold 50 events in all 50 states to highlight the need for immigration reform. Each state event will feature the release of a new, state-specific research report, produced by PNAE, with the latest data on the economic contributions of immigrants to each state. Later this year, the data will be part of a new interactive map, showing the case for immigration reform with statistics and stories in every single congressional district.
We have successfully done similar events in several states on the same day in the past. Understanding that our partners have very busy schedules, our goal is to make it as easy and smooth as possible to assist us in our efforts.
A Reason for Reform event can take shape in a number of ways. A small event that could work well would be a press event of some sort. This could include: a traditional stand up press conference with podium, a roundtable discussion with a few local leaders open to the media, or a conversation with a local, state or federal elected official in which we invite the media. We are open to any other ideas you may have as well! Essentially, we are flexible and want to find the event type that will work best for our partners.
In an effort to limit time and resources among the staff of our partners on the ground we will provide hosts and participants with talking points, media materials, and assistance executing a media strategy to help amplify the event.
We hope you will join us in the Reason for Reform campaign on August 3rd by hosting, participating, or supporting an event in your state as well as sharing the call for immigration reform with others in your network. If you are interested in participating or have any questions about this effort please contact Erin Regan at firstname.lastname@example.org.