OFA crosses party lines to rally for pro-citizenship Republicans

August 20, 2013
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OFA supporters rally in the district of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). (OFA)

Organizing for Action, the offshoot of President Obama's campaign committee, is now supporting Republicans -- a few of them, at least.

OFA has begun demonstrating in favor of Republicans who publicly support a new path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, along with urging them to pressure their colleagues to join them. Among these Republicans is 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

On Monday the group dispatched its activists to districts held by several such Republicans: Reps. Jeff Denham (Calif.), Joe Heck (Nev.), Dave Reichert (Wash.), Aaron Schock (Ill.), Dan Webster (Fla.) and Ryan.

Few House Republicans have publicly expressed support for a path to citizenship, and the GOP-controlled House has opted to press forward with border security bills rather than comprehensive immigration reform that includes a new path to citizenship.

House leaders have said they will not vote on the comprehensive bill that passed in the Senate.

Here are the local recaps of the events for Ryan and Schock.

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OFA supporters rally at the office of Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.). (OFA)

 

Aaron Blake covers national politics and writes regularly for The Fix.
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