WGA Amnesty Letter Time Line


FARMERS’ ASSOCIATION: PROMOTED AMNESTY LETTER

Western Growers Association (WGA) http://www.wga.com/  is a well-funded association that lobbies on behalf of its membership. Comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship is legislation WGA is aggressively pushing. In addition, according to the website, WGA “Provides funding to candidates for statewide office in California and candidates for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.” http://www.wga.com/fight

WGA & CA STATE REPUBLICAN AMNESTY LETTER TIME LINE
15 CA State Republican Legislators sent an UNDATED CALL THE VOTE BOEHNER, comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship letter to the CA Republican Congressional delegation. 
http://www.wga.com/sites/wga.com/files/Rep_Immigration_Letter.pdf

SEPTEMBER 19, 2013
WGA PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE AMNESTY LETTER


http://www.wga.com/blog/2013/09/12/%E2%80%9Ccall-vote%E2%80%9D-press-conference-immigration-reform-held-capitol


Dave Puglia dpuglia@wga.com  WGA, Sr. Vice President, Gov’t. Affairs & Communications, Ariz. & Calif.

A press conference calling for California Republican Congressional Delegation members to vote on comprehensive federal immigration reform was held this morning at the state Capitol.  Republican members of the California State Senate and California State Assembly rallied with representatives of the business, labor and agriculture communities to encourage Speaker John Boehner to call a vote on the lingering legislation.

The press conference, led by state Assemblyman Jeff Gorell (R- Camarillo) and state Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres), brought attention to a letter sent to the California Republican Congressional Delegation by a bevy of state legislators calling for their support and a vote on immigration reform.

Western Growers’ Senior V.P. Dave Puglia participated in the press conference along with other industry representatives. “Today’s event provides a positive and important message from Republican state legislators to their congressional counterparts that inaction on immigration reform is not acceptable,” Puglia said after the event.  “Republican members from both rural and urban areas signed the joint letter urging action, which reflects the fact that immigration reform is an important priority not just for agriculture, but for other constituencies as well.”


OCTOBER 2, 2013
NANCY PELOSI’S AMNESTY BILL HR 15 IS INTRODUCED.  

https://www.numbersusa.com/content/news/october-2-2013/democrats-introduce-blanket-amnesty-bill-house.html


OCTOBER 27, 2013
Pro-amnesty Republican CA Congressman Jeff Denham, Modesto, meets with WGA CEO Tom Nassif and Immigration Reform Leaders, at the Push for Vote WGA panel, Washington, DC. 

Congressman Jeff Denham was a recipient of the CA Republican State Legislators amnesty letter. PRESS RELEASE:
http://www.wga.com/blog/2013/10/29/nassif-and-immigration-reform-leaders-push-vote-dc

NOTE: Congressman Jeff Denham is a member of WGA.

WGA ENDORSED CONGRESSMAN JEFF DENHAM FOR CONGRESS
http://www.wga.com/western-growers-endorses-denham-congress
 


OCTOBER 28, 2013
**CA Republican Congressman Jeff Denham IS THE FIRST REPUBLICAN CONGRESS MEMBER TO SIGN & COSPONSOR NANCY PELOSI’S AMNESTY BILL HR 15.** Two more Republican Congress Members signed the amnesty bill, one of the two is CA Republican Congressman David Valadeo. 


OCTOBER 29, 2013
WGA RELEASED FULL PAGE AD – 15 CA State California Republican Legislators CALL FOR CA REPUBLICAN CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION TO CALL FOR A VOTE & SUPPORT  COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM.

http://www.wga.com/blog/2013/10/29/%E2%80%98call-vote%E2%80%99-immigration-ad-focuses-ca-republican-house-members

Picture of Call the Vote Ad
2013 October 29.

A full-page ad urging Republican members of Congress to move forward with a vote on comprehensive immigration reform has been circulating in media outlets throughout the state. Signed by 15 Republican California legislators, the ad presses Republicans in the California congressional delegation to work with Speaker John Boehner to bring the issue up for a vote.

Spotlight first reported on this Call the Vote movement by California legislators back in mid-September when a press conference was held at the state Capitol by a number of the same legislators.

FULL PAGE AD:

PRO ILLEGAL ALIEN PROTESTERS ENLARGED THE FULL PAGE AD AND THEN EMPLOYED THE SIGN AS A TOOL IN ORDER TO PROTEST CONGRESSMAN ROYCE, BREA, CA AND CONGRESSMAN CAMPBELL, IRVINE, CA, 12/6/13.

READ A COPY OF THE LETTER:

http://www.wga.com/sites/wga.com/files/Rep_Immigration_Letter.pdf