NCLR Applauds Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam’s Statement in Support of Comprehensive Immigration Reform

March 08 2013


Julian Teixeira
(202) 776-1812

WASHINGTON, D.C.—NCLR (National Council of La Raza) today expressed deep appreciation for Verizon’s endorsement of comprehensive immigration reform legislation earlier this week. In a letter addressed to Senator Charles Schumer and other members of the Senate’s “gang of eight,” Lowell McAdam, Verizon Chairman and CEO, noted both the importance of immigrants in helping to reignite America’s economic growth and our historic roots as a nation of immigrants and what that has meant for our country.

“We salute Lowell McAdam and the entire Verizon family for such a strong show of support on the issue of immigration reform. Verizon’s statement is yet another indication that this issue goes far beyond one group of people or one community. A broken immigration system affects all of us, and an effective, comprehensive and sensible solution will likewise help all of us,” said NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía.

“Verizon has been a long-time partner of NCLR’s and we have had many thoughtful conversations on this and other issues of concern for the Hispanic community. Given that Verizon is an industry leader on so many issues, it is our hope that they can once again serve as a model to other companies when it comes to making the push for immigration reform,” Murguía concluded.

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