Yep, McCain Spoke at an ACORN Event

October 13, 2008

Head up from MM:


Senator John McCain and many others to speak at the rally at
Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus


Miami, Florida – February 20, 2006  ― Leaders from a diverse array of sectors will hold a rally in Miami on Thursday, February 23, 2006, in support of comprehensive immigration reform in an effort to keep immigration reform at the forefront of the public debate.  Leaders from both political parties, immigrant communities, labor, business, and religious organizations will gather to call on Washington to enact workable reform.  


The rally will feature Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) as the headline speaker along with elected officials, immigrants and key local and national leaders.  Sen. McCain is one of the chief sponsors of the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act; bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform legislation introduced last Congress and scheduled for consideration by the Senate in the coming weeks.  A similar rally with Sen. McCain is planned for New York City on February 27.


WHO:                          Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL), Rep.                                               Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL.), and immigrant, religious, community,                                       business and labor leaders.


WHAT:                        Comprehensive Immigration Reform Rally


WHEN:                        Thursday, February 23, at 6:00 p.m.


WHERE:                     Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus

                                    Chapman Conference Center

                                    Bldg 3000

                                    300 NE 2nd Avenue 


EDITOR’S NOTE:     Miami Press Availability: Sen. McCain will be available for                                                    interviews starting at 4:15 p.m. on location, Feb. 23.  


The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ) and in the House by Representatives Jim Kolbe (R-AZ), Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Luis Gutierrez (D-IL).  It addresses border security and illegal immigration while bringing the 11 million undocumented immigrants out from the shadows and onto a path to legal permanent status; setting up legal channels and realistic caps for workers and family members to enter in the future; providing for tough enforcement; and enabling more immigrants to learn English and prepare for citizenship.                                                                   (More)


The rally in Miami is being sponsored by the New American Opportunity campaign (NAOC) in partnership with ACORN, Catholic Legal Services – Archdiocese of Miami, Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center, Florida Immigrant Coalition, Miami Dade College, People for the American Way/Mi Familia Vota en Acción, Service Employees International Union, and UNITE HERE.  


Bertha Lewis, Acorn’s chief organizer, said in a statement that came with the photo, “It has deeply saddened us to see Senator McCain abandon his historic support for ACORN and our efforts to support the goals of low-income Americans.”

”We are sure that the extremists he is trying to get into a froth will be even more excited to learn that John McCain stood shoulder to shoulder with ACORN, at an ACORN co-sponsored event, to promote immigration reform,” she said.

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