TechNet to Sponsor Event Supporting Immigration Reform

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October 28, 2013

 TechNet to Sponsor Event Supporting Immigration Reform

Over 600 Leaders Fly to Washington to Meet with Congress

 

Washington, D.C. – TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of CEO’s that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, will join business, agriculture, law enforcement, faith, and technology groups on Tuesday to participate in Americans for Reform: Immigration Reform for our Economy, Faith and Security,” an event bringing over 600 conservative leaders from nearly 100 congressional districts to Washington to meet with Republican lawmakers and push for action on immigration reform.

The event is headlined by the Partnership for a New American Economy, Bibles Badges and Business, FWD.US, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by TechNet, American Farm Bureau Federation, Wal-Mart, and the Western Growers Association.

“TechNet welcomes the opportunity to partner with this broad group of organizations for this historic Americans for Reform event,” said Alix Burns, acting CEO of TechNet.  “With over 600 leaders across the nation making the journey to Washington, this sends a unified message to Congress that broad immigration reform is supported by Americans across all sectors, geographies, and beliefs.”

“We are excited to see this monumental show of support for immigration reform by leaders from all over the country.  It is a testament to the continued momentum out there to modernize our three-decades old system to reflect the current, global marketplace,” said Dan Turrentine, vice president of government relations for TechNet.  “We will continue to support congressional efforts, along with the broad base of supporting groups, to enact much-needed reforms that will promote American competitiveness and opportunity, strengthening our economic security, fostering innovation and enabling continued job growth in the U.S.”

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TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of CEOs that promotes the growth of technology industries and the economy by building long-term relationships between technology leaders and policymakers and by advocating a targeted policy agenda. TechNet’s members represent more than one million employees in the fields of information technology, biotechnology, e-commerce and finance. TechNet has offices in Washington, D.C., Palo Alto, Sacramento, Seattle, Boston and Austin. Web address: www.technet.org. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @technetupdate.