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Virginia Organizing Leaders Arrested at House Speaker John Boehner’s Office

Virginia Organizing Leaders Arrested at House Speaker John Boehner’s Office

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Five Virginia Organizing leaders, including Charlottesville’s Kate Rosenfield, were among 18 protesters arrested at House Speaker John Boehner’s office Wednesday afternoon. That while taking a stand in support of immigration reform. Virginia Organizing joined young people from Michigan, Alabama, Oregon, and California to stand in solidarity and risk arrest in support of comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship. “There are so many immigrant families living and working in the United States and supporting this nation doing jobs no one else will do,” said Rosenfield. “I was arrested today taking a stand for families being torn apart because Speaker Boehner refuses to even allow a vote on immigration reform bills that are ready for the House floor and would keep families together.” Organizers say some 100 protesters were there, more than they expected.

 

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