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Mi Familia Vota and local small businesses emphasize immigrants’ economic contributions to Nevada during National Week of Action


citizen21-300x247-6768286-8435005MI FAMILIA VOTA NEWS RELEASE – Mi Familia Vota and local small business owners, in coalition with National Week of Action, converged Friday, November 1, at Representative Mark Amodei’s Office to emphasize immigrants’ contributions to Nevada’s economy and fiscal wealth. “Immigrants contribute to Nevada’s economy not only because they are workers but also because they are consumers and taxpayers,” said Leo Murrieta, National Field Director of Mi Familia Vota.

The following is a statement from the Center for American Progress 2012 Report: “Instead of the downward spiral produced by extracting these workers from the state’s economy, requiring them to earn legal status would start a virtuous cycle of growth in jobs and revenue into motion. Our modeling shows that legalizing these workers-and thus increasing their spending power, which lead to greater economic demand for goods and services – would add 23,000 jobs to Nevada’s economy and increase the state’s tax revenues by $249 million.”

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund is a national non-profit organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through increased civic participation by promoting citizenship, increasing voter registration, and increasing voter participation. Mi Familia Vota is one of the premiere Latino civic engagement organizations in the country with operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Texas. For more information visit www.mifamiliavota.org

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