Petition Closed

*ENGLISH*
SB9, HB 439, and all the E-Verify bills were introduced as anti-immigrant bills in Pennsylvania but in reality they will affect thousands of poor and working families across our state. SB9 if passed will leave many American families vulnerable to poverty and HB 439 could leave many of our local business vulnerable to closure.

E-Verify is an attack on workers who deserve protections and will only make all workers vulnerable to pay decreases and exploitative conditions. Passing E-Verify will not bring back jobs nor will it decrease the unemployment rate; rather, it will increase it.

Pennsylvania must avoid the mistakes that states before us have made, like Arizona, which endured a $141 million economic loss due to their anti-immigrant legislation SB1070. This kind of legislation will hurt our families, our businesses, and our communities.

Pennsylvania has a slogan: "America Starts Here."  We believe that if America starts here, the Hate MUST STOP here. Please sign the petition and tell your state elected official that you stand in solidarity with Pennsylvania's residents, workers, and families!

*ESPAÑOL*
 SB9, 439 HB, y todas las propuestas de E-Verify se introdujeron como proyectos de ley anti-inmigrantes en Pennsylvania, pero en realidad van a afectar a miles de familias pobres y trabajadoras en todo el estado. SB9 si se aprueba dejará muchas familias estadounidenses vulnerables a la pobreza y HB439 podría dejar a muchos de nuestros negocios locales vulnerables a la clausura.

  E-Verify es un ataque a los trabajadores que merecen protección y sólo hará que los trabajadores esten a riesgo de bajos salarios y a las condiciones de explotación. Al pasar la ley de E-Verify no traerá de vuelta puestos de trabajo, ni va a disminuir la tasa de desempleo, sino que lo aumentará.

Pennsylvania debe evitar los errores cometidos por otros estados, como Arizona, que sufrió una pérdida económica de $141 millones debido a su legislación anti-inmigrante SB1070. Este tipo de legislación perjudicará a nuestras familias, nuestros negocios y nuestras comunidades.

 Pennsylvania tiene un lema: “Los Estados Unidos Empiezan Aquí” Creemos que si Estados Unidos comienza aquí, el Odio tiene que parar aquí. Por favor, firma la petición y dígale a su funcionario estatal electo que usted está en solidaridad con los residentes de Pennsylvania, los trabajadores y sus familias!

Letter to
Dear Pennsylvania State Elected Official
Pennsylvania State House
Pennsylvania State Senate
I just signed the following petition: AMERICA STARTS HERE, THE HATE STOPS HERE! Say NO to SB9 and E-verify!

Together, as Pennsylvanians, we believe in our state’s moral obligation in protecting our virtue, liberty, and independence, just as our state motto declares. Therefore, I believe that our state must not allow laws that divide our communities and separate our families.

SB9 and all the E-Verify bills were introduced as anti-immigrant bills in Pennsylvania but in reality they will affect thousands of poor and working families across our state. SB9 if passed will leave many American families vulnerable to poverty and HB 439 could leave many of our local business vulnerable to closure.

E-Verify is an attack on workers who deserve protections and will only make all workers vulnerable to pay decreases and exploitative conditions. Passing E-Verify will not bring back jobs nor will it decrease the unemployment rate; rather, it will increase it.

Pennsylvania must avoid the mistakes that states before us have made, like Arizona, which endured a $141 million economic loss due to their anti-immigrant legislation SB1070. This kind of legislation will hurt our families, our businesses, and our communities.

I urge you to vote NO on SB9, HB 439 and all of the E-Verify bills and therefore upholding our best values in Pennsylvania by showing America that the hate stops here.

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Sincerely,