News

Virginia Organizing Leaders Arrested at House Speaker John Boehner’s Office

Virginia Organizing Leaders Arrested at House Speaker John Boehner’s Office

Photo: WINA

Five Virginia Organizing leaders, including Charlottesville’s Kate Rosenfield, were among 18 protesters arrested at House Speaker John Boehner’s office Wednesday afternoon. That while taking a stand in support of immigration reform. Virginia Organizing joined young people from Michigan, Alabama, Oregon, and California to stand in solidarity and risk arrest in support of comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship. “There are so many immigrant families living and working in the United States and supporting this nation doing jobs no one else will do,” said Rosenfield. “I was arrested today taking a stand for families being torn apart because Speaker Boehner refuses to even allow a vote on immigration reform bills that are ready for the House floor and would keep families together.” Organizers say some 100 protesters were there, more than they expected.

 

Latest Stories

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

mondaynight

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Local Sports, Sports

Charlottesville Trumps William Monroe 24-19

Football

In the WINA High School Football Game of the Week, Charlottesville High School prevailed over William Monroe 24-19 behind its dynamic rushing attack.

in National

Making headlines this week

AP792818563420

A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.