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Drought, Population Growth, and Big-Ag: California's Future Looks Bleak

By Melanie Oubre, Updated Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 11:28 AM EDT

If you were to do a quick Google news search of “California drought and population growth,” you’d be lucky to find more than a few passing statements buried deep within articles regurgitating the same information.  All of the news coverage on the devastating drought focuses on short-term problems and shallow solutions.

Summer Recess Activism Recap

By Melanie Oubre, Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

Summer Recess is over and Congress is now gearing up for a busy fall schedule.  During the Congressional break, NumbersUSA activists attended over 400 town halls with nearly 150 lawmakers!  Even though we dampened the momentum for amnesty during August, we still have a lot of work ahead of us.

Unemployed flock to job fairs this summer while lawmakers continue to argue "labor shortage"

By Melanie Oubre, Friday, August 30, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle frequently tout the “labor shortage” line when pushing for comprehensive immigration reform.  Some of these same lawmakers actually hold job fairs, knowing well that their state or district has unemployment problems.  While others may not hold their own job fairs, they continue to say that “jobs” is their number one priority in Congress.  Why then, are these politicians focused on making the unemployment and wage depression problems even worse in this county by passing amnesty and further increasing the flow of foreign workers into our labor mark

August Recess Town Hall Stories from NumbersUSA Activists

By Melanie Oubre, Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 9:05 AM EDT

Today marks the 19th day of August Congressional Recess in which the open-borders forces were supposed to have been able to change enough Republican Representatives' minds to get a full-scale amnesty and doubling of legal immigration to the floor of the House.  I'm pleased to say that thus far there has been almost no sign of changed minds thanks in good measure to NumbersUSA activists who have attended more than 200 town hall meetings.  These are constituents seeing their own Congressman and not a case of busing people in from the outside or staging political theatre as the other side has d

Americans Remember 1986 from Coast-to-Coast

By Melanie Oubre, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 2:49 PM EDT

Sen. Nelson's staffer receives petitions

This past Tuesday, grassroots groups around the country took part in a national day to remember 1986.  At least 50 separate organizations banded together under the banner "Remember 1986 Coalition."  With a unified voice they asked Senators, the press, and fellow Americans to remember the broken promises of the 1986 amnesty bill and warned to not let it happen again.

Lindsey Graham doing everything possible to avoid constituents

By Melanie Oubre, Friday, March 8, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has been leading the charge for amnesty since the beginning of the year.  He is a member of the Senate's Gang of 8, which laid out their amnesty proposal- calling it a "pathway to citizenship"- in January.   Since all of this immigration reform talk started, Lindsey Graham has not held a town hall in South Carolina to get his constituents' views on the issue.  He has not done a survey through his Congressional website on immigration either.

NumbersUSA activists provide insightful town hall feedback

By Melanie Oubre, Thursday, February 21, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

This week, lawmakers went home to their districts for Congressional recess or “constituent work week.”  Many NumbersUSA activists hit the road to attend town hall meetings across the country.  They asked tough questions and provided us with unbeatable insight to where politicians stand on the latest Gang of Eight amnesty proposal.

Prominent Conservationists Call for Immigration Reductions in New Book

By Melanie Oubre, Monday, January 14, 2013, 9:07 AM EDT

Some of the most prominent immigration-reduction voices in the country are featured in a new book titled Life on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation.  The new book, a collection of essays about the environmental consequences of overpopulation, includes some significant voices for reducing immigration in order to stabilize U.S. population.  

Population Growth Fueled by Immigration Puts U.S. on Fast-Track to Depletion of Natural Resources

By Melanie Oubre, Friday, December 28, 2012, 11:40 AM EDT

The Census Bureau came out with its predictions on U.S. population this month.  In response, Federal Departments including the Departments of Interior and Agriculture released reports on how this growth will affect our country’s natural resources including open space and water supply.  The U.S. will add over 100 million people by 2050 due to mass immigration policies.   Also to be expected by 2050 are severe water shortages and major losses of forests and open space.  When will America realize that population stabilization is the answer to our sustainability dilemma?

The Congress may be out of session, but plenty of chances to make an impact at home in August

By Melanie Oubre, Monday, August 6, 2012, 10:25 AM EDT

Today marks the start of the month-long recess in Congress.  Things may be slowing down here in Washington, but around the country some lawmakers have a busy few weeks planned.  August is prime time for town hall meetings.  Everyday I send out alerts for town halls, mobile office hours, and campaign events.  Little may be going on in Washington, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make an impact this month.  

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