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Press Release - The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

New Polling on African-American Attitudes on Immigration Reform

For Immediate Release
Contact: Scott Simpson, 202.466.2061, simpson@civilrights.org
May 1, 2013

Here’s the MP3 of the call: http://dl2.newmediamill.net/media/lccr/PollingAfricanAmericansImmigrationReformPressCall_5_1_2013.mp3

Here’s the polling memo: http://civilrightsdocs.info/pdf/docs/general/LeadershipConferencePollingMemo_AfricanAmericansandImmigrationReform.pdf

WASHINGTON – In a press call briefing on Wednesday, May 1st, at 1:00 PM EST, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights will release new polling showing solid support for immigration reform among African-American voters.

The national poll of more than 800 African-American likely voters, conducted by Lake Research Partners, shows solid support for an immigration reform proposal that includes a roadmap to citizenship.

The findings also counter the myth that most African Americans believe that they compete with immigrants for jobs and wages. On the call will also be a labor expert, who will discuss the economic impact of immigration reform on African-American unemployment and wages.  

CALL DETAILS:

WHO:

  • Wade Henderson, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Celinda Lake, Principal, Lake Research Partners
  • Dr. Algernon Austin, Director of the Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy program, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI)

WHAT: Press call briefing on new polling data showing strong African-American support for comprehensive immigration reform.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 1st at 1:00 PM EST

CALL-IN INFO: 866.952.1908, Verbal Passcode: “Reform”

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its 200-plus member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.

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