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Thank you to Nebraska Senator Council for Introducing Nebraska Compact!
Photo: Nebraska Senator Brenda Council
Our heartfelt thanks go to Nebraska State Senator Brenda Council for introducing a resolution in support of the Nebraska Compact guidelines in the legislature, and to resolution co-sponsors Krist, Cook, Conrad, Coash, Campbell, Avery, Norquist, Wightman, and McGill. We wrote to several Nebraska Senators, including Senators Council, Ashford, and Coash, back in December asking for support for of Nebraska Compact. Thank you also to Senator Brad Ashford, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, for his support of the Nebraska Compact. These supporters are from both sides of the aisle. If we had this sort of bipartisanship in Washington perhaps our immigration system would be completely reformed by now instead of the current gridlock and division!
Somos Republicans began a nationwide program called “Compact With America” to introduce the Utah Compact to other states in the U.S. We are actively promoting Utah-style Compacts in Nebraska, Texas, Colorado, Florida, and Arizona, and are actively building coalitions in these states, with more to come. Somos Republicans was among the early signers of the Utah Compact, which we believe is a powerful set of guiding principles. The lack of leadership from the political center from Washington has allowed the fringes to fill that vacuum with extreme rhetoric and positions, and the “Compact With America” is a way for the center to reassert leadership of the immigration debate, and tone down the hateful rhetoric.
Somos Republicans is planning a signing ceremony for the Nebraska Compact in front of the Capitol in early February, and we have invited Senators Council and Ashford to be among the very first group of signers. A number of individuals and organizations throughout the U.S. have expressed interest in the Nebraska Compact as well, and will be issuing their own statements of support.
Somos Republicans is a national watchdog group and the largest Hispanic Republican grassroots organization in the nation because of our leadership that is pro immigration reform. The Mission of Somos Republicans is to promote political education and information needed to make more informed political decisions. To inspire the Hispanic people to make a difference in their lives and the lives of their neighbors through collaborative political education, volunteer commitment and responsible participation in society. Our vision is to increase the Latino Republican voting block by 100% within two years. To increase voter registration, precinct committeemen recruitment, campaign volunteering, fundraising and events to reflect quality of future Latino leadership.