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Leaders Transcend Politics, Build Momentum for Immigration Reform

Leaders Transcend Politics, Build Momentum for Immigration Reform

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Leaders Transcend Politics, Build Momentum for Immigration Reform

Steve Case to Join Business, Law Enforcement, Faith Leaders Tuesday

Live streams of the press conference and National Strategy Session will be available at http://forgingconsensus.org.

 WASHINGTON, D.C. — As a powerful bipartisan alliance emerges in support of immigration reform in early 2013, faith, law enforcement and business leaders will speak about their efforts Tuesday and Wednesday at the National Strategy Session: Forging a Path Forward on Immigration, including a morning press conference Tuesday. At the press conference, leaders across the political spectrum will call on Congress to address immigration and create a road to citizenship for aspiring Americans who contribute to our communities and our economy. The press conference will kick off the two-day National Strategy Session, at which faith, law enforcement and business leaders will launch a critical push for reform. More than 250 leaders from 26 states including Arizona, Florida and Kansas have registered for the strategy session. AOL co-founder and current Revolution LLC Chairman and CEO Steve Case will be the featured speaker at the strategy session, in a conversation with Ronald Brownstein, Editorial Director, National Journal Group. Conservatives are breathing new life into immigration reform efforts. At this defining moment for immigration, conservative leaders are gathering in Washington to push Congress and the president to see reform through. This gathering builds on two years of hard work outside Washington, including successful regional summits in the Mountain West,Southeast and Midwest at which nearly 450 business, faith and law-enforcement leaders have built new relationships, discussed state policies and urged pragmatic solutions at the federal level. WHAT: An in-person press conference with business, faith and law enforcement leaders urging immigration reform kicks off the two-day National Strategy Session: Forging a Path Forward on Immigration. WHEN: Press conference: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2012. The National Strategy Session begins at noon Tuesday. WHERE: The press conference will be at the National Press Club First Amendment Lounge, Washington, D.C. The National Strategy Session will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, D.C. WHO: See below for press conference speakers. Steve Case, Chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC and co-founder of AOL, will be the featured speaker at the National Strategy Session. Press Conference The Honorable Mark Shurtleff (R), Attorney General, Utah Brad Bailey, co-founder and CEO, Texas Immigration Solution Sheldon Brown, dairy farmer and owner, Woody Hill Farms, Salem, N.Y. Rev. Luis Cortés Jr., President, Esperanza Mark C. Curran, Jr., Sheriff, Lake County, Ill. Natalie Gochnour, Executive Vice President of Policy and Communication and Chief Economist, Salt Lake Chamber Dr. Richard Land, President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention Ali Noorani, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference The Most Reverend Jaime Soto, Bishop of Sacramento, Calif., United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Jim Wallis, President and CEO, Sojourners For questions and for media RSVP for this event, please e-mail kvargas@immigrationforum.org. Follow the conversation at @NewConsensus and #NewConsensus.