‘Town Hall’ Heat Follows Congress to Washington
47 Talk Radio Hosts Arrive in Capital to Demand Immigration Reform Without Amnesty for Illegal Aliens
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Members of Congress returning to Washington after facing irate constituents are likely to get little relief as 47 talk radio hosts follow them to the capital for a two-day national radio-thon on September 15 and 16. For the fourth consecutive year, many of the nation’s leading talk radio personalities will be participating in Hold Their Feet to the Fire 2009 to remind Congress and the new administration that rampant illegal immigration and efforts to grant amnesty to millions of law-breakers remain hot button issues for the American public.
Organized by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and Radio America Networks’ Roger Hedgecock, the participating talk hosts will hold a two-day dialogue with listeners about critical immigration policy issues. Broadcasting from a single location on Capitol Hill, they will discuss key issues, including the cost and impact of continued illegal immigration on jobs, wages, education, the environment and national security, the loopholes within America’s Affordable Health Care Act of 2009 allowing illegal aliens access to tax-payer funded benefits, needed reauthorization of E-Verify, and the Obama Administration’s plans for amnesty.
As in previous years at Hold Their Feet to the Fire, talk hosts will interview members of Congress, immigration experts, high profile media personalities, and activists. The event also features the annual We the People awards reception honoring those who have made significant contributions towards true immigration reform.
“While expanding benefits for illegal aliens, this administration is simultaneously dismantling immigration enforcement and systematically laying the groundwork for yet another massive amnesty bill,” said Bob Dane, Communications Director of FAIR and Event Manager of Hold Their Feet to the Fire 2009. “Powerful special interests are lobbying to stop immigration enforcement, pass mass amnesty legislation, and import more foreign guest workers with no regard to the plight of the American worker or our national security. Radio talk hosts representing millions of Americans will speak on their behalf, and their collective voice is a voice that roars.”
Founded in 1979, FAIR is the country’s largest immigration reform group. With over 250,000 members nationwide, FAIR fights for immigration policies that serve national interests, not special interests. Hold Their Feet to the Fire is an annual immigration media event and is a joint production of FAIR and participating radio and television stations.
Media wanting to cover any portion of this event should be aware that a Media/Press Event Availability will occur on Tuesday September 15 from 9-10 AM featuring interview availability with Dan Stein, President of FAIR and Event Founder Roger Hedgecock of Radio America. Credentialed press and media will have unrestricted access to Radio Row and the attending talk radio hosts thereafter.
Contact Dustin Carnevale for details at 202-328-7004