On August 3, 2016, a coalition of business and community leaders from across Washington will come together to launch the Reason for Reform campaign, part of a nationwide effort by the Partnership for a New American Economy (NAE) to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. In a press conference event hosted by Remitly at the World Trade Center in downtown Seattle, local leaders will speak about the economic need for immigration reform and present a new Washington-specific research report on the contributions of immigrants throughout the state.
The Reason for Reform campaign brings together state business, civic, and cultural leaders to urge Congress to take action on immigration reform. The campaign is underpinned by the release of new NAE research, The Contributions of New Americans in Washington, showing the significant economic impact of the foreign-born population in Washington, including their tax contributions, spending power, and role in Washington’s key industries as leaders and job creators.
The press conference will be held at 8:00 am on Wednesday, August 3, at the World Trade Center in downtown Seattle.