Newsletter Week of Sept 28

This Issue: Our candidate comparison grids provide the most complete candidate ratings on immigration

By now, most of you have received at least one email that contains a comparison grid of Congressional candidates and where they stand on a wide range of immigration issues.

We began the process of comparing candidates when the primaries started earlier this year. Hannah Miller, one of our researchers, has been working on these grids full-time for the last six months. Her research combined with the voting history of incumbent Members and responses to our survey have helped create the only comprehensive immigration voting guide in the country!

We've rated all 435 House races and 33 Senate races. More than 1,800 candidates in all have been rated over the past six months!

You'll notice that there are lots of candidates that haven't completed a survey or made any comments regarding immigration. Our local activism coordinator, Melanie Oubre, has been sending out alerts to certain districts where the polls are close, urging our activists to drop a survey off at a candidate's campaign headquarters. In the red section to the right of this memo, you'll find a link where you can download our survey. Please bring it to your favorite candidates and urge them to fill it out.

Of the candidates on the ballot for the November election, 83 have completed our immigration-reduction survey. Of those, we've identified 47 as True Reformers!

We've identified only 16 incumbent candidates as True Reformers based on their past votes and actions - our criteria are tough.

We'd really like to see the number of True Reformers grow even more, so please print out a survey and drop it off at y our candidate of choice's campaign headquarters.

We know that most NumbersUSA activists base their voting decisions on a number of different issues, but we hope these grids can help you learn a little bit more about the candidates running for Congress in your area.

We've received a lot of questions concerning Congressional reapportionment and redistricting. Eighteen states have either gained or lost seats in the House of Representatives, and hundreds of district maps have been redrawn as a result of the 2010 census.