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March 28, 2006

ILIR: Senate Committe Vote Won! On to the full Senate!

Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform

718 598 7530

Dear Friend of ILIR,


At 6.00pm on March 27, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted out a
comprehensive immigration reform bill which largely reflects McCain/Kennedy
on the provisions relating to the guest worker program and the treatment of
the undocumented who are already in the US.

This is a very positive development and is a direct result of your
contribution to the ILIR campaign over the past weeks.

Your phone calls, your faxes, your emails and your presence at the ILIR
meetings have had a major impact. And of course, there was the unforgettable
sight of hundreds of “Legalize The Irish” teams lobbying Congress in
Washington on March 8.

We have unquestionably won Round One, but Round Two will begin in the Senate
today, March 28, when the bill goes to the floor for two weeks of debate.

This is going to be a tough fight and it means we need you on the phones,
faxes and emails again.

But we need you to begin with some Thank You calls!

First off, we need you to call Chairman Arlen Specter (202) 224-4254 and
thank him for his courageous leadership.

We also need you to call Senator Kennedy (202) 224-4543 and Senator McCain
(202) 224-2235 and thank them for their superb legislation.

Lastly, we need to call the three Republican Senators who joined Senator
Arlen Specter, joined the Democrats and voted in favor of the bill. These are
Senator Brownback (202) 224-6521, Senator Graham (202) 224-5972 and Senator
DeWine (202) 224-2315.

Without these four gentlemen, we could not have won. They all need to know
that their efforts on our behalf are truly appreciated.

If you live in one of these States below, you can also call and thank your
Senator for voting in favor of comprehensive immigration reform.

CALIFORNIA Senator Feinstein (202) 224-3841

DELAWARE Senator Biden (202) 224-5042

ILLINOIS Senator Durbin (202) 224-2152

KANSAS Senator Brownback (202) 224-6521

MASSACHUSETTS Senator Kennedy (202) 224-4543

NEW YORK Senator Schumer (202) 224-6542

OHIO Senator DeWine (202) 224-2315

PENNSYLVANIA Senator Specter (202) 224-4254

SOUTH CAROLINA Senator Graham (202) 224-5972

VERMONT Senator Leahy (202) 224-4242

WISCONSIN Senator Kohl (202) 224-5653

WISCONSIN Senator Feingold (202) 224-5323

If you want to see the full breakdown on how the Senate voted, please see

Other notes: The Legalize the Irish t-shirts are only available in M,L and XL
and are for sale online at
March 17 TV Coverage of the ILIR Campaign
CBS Evening News
Geraldo segment on ILIR and the Irish
Chairman Niall O’Dowd live on Cavuto show
Chairman Niall O’Dowd live on Lou Dobbs
Channel 9 in NYC


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contact list

Kelly Fincham
Executive Director
Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform
718 598 7530

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