NOTE from PA NOW: This press conference immediately precedes the two days of hearings being held by the PA House State Government Committee that is chaired by Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R), the prime sponsor of many of these bills. Please attend this event in Harrisburg on Tuesday and/or contact your legislator. Tell him/her to vote NO on all of these anti-immigrant bills that threaten the lives of anyone, especially women and children, who look like they might be undocumented.
I'll be posting a second blog that includes a list of all the bills that will be heard at this hearing on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 30 and 31. This blog also includes Pennsylvania NOW's testimony on several photo identification bills (HB 858, HB 41, HB 738, and SB 9), a bill (HB 857) that denies citizenship to children born in the United States whose parents are not US citizens, and a bill (HB 856) that uses racial profiling to target undocumented laborers.