Midwestern Business and Civic Leaders Call for Immigration Reform at DC Summit Bipartisan Group Offers Recommendations and Outlines Priorities for the Midwest to Ensure U.S. Economic Competitiveness WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A diverse and bipartisan group of Midwestern business and civic leaders, aware of the urgency of immigration reform to ensure regional and national economic competitiveness, will release a report capping a 15-month initiative at an immigration summit in Washington on Thursday, February 28. Co-chairs of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs' task force on immigration and U.S. economic competitiveness, including former Governors Chet Culver and Michael Rounds as well as former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and Crate and Barrel Co-Founder Carole Segal, will outline the region's priorities for reform. They will discuss findings of the report, US Economic Competitiveness at Risk: A Midwest Call to Action on Immigration Reform, from the bipartisan task force comprised of 53 business, government, civic, law enforcement, academic and religious leaders convened by The Chicago Council. View the fullSummit Agenda (PDF). Follow @ChicagoCouncil for updates. To request an embargoed copy of the report in advance, please contact Samantha Skinner 312.821.7507. Speakers: Chet Culver, Former Governor, Iowa Richard M. Daley, Former Mayor, City of Chicago Mike Fernandez, Corporate Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cargill Joe Loughrey, Former President and CEO, Cummins, Inc. Doris Meissner, Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute Clare Muñana, President, Ancora Associates Inc. Joe Reagan, President and CEO, St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association M. Michael Rounds, Former Governor, South Dakota John Rowe, Chairman Emeritus, Exelon Corporation Samuel C. Scott III, retired Chairman, President, and CEO, Corn Products International, Inc. Carole Segal, Cofounder, Crate and Barrel Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013 Where: National Press Club, 529 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20045 Press Check-in: 9:00 am Event Time: 9:30 am to 1:30 pm RSVP to: Samantha Skinner, 312-821-7507; firstname.lastname@example.org CONTACT: Samantha Skinner 312.821.7507 Direct | email@example.com About The Chicago Council on Global Affairs The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, founded in 1922, is a prominent, independent and nonpartisan organization committed to influencing the discourse on global issues through contributions to opinion and policy formation, leadership dialogue, and public learning. Learn more at thechicagocouncil.org and follow @ChicagoCouncil for updates. This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com http://news.cision.com/the-chicago-council-on-global-affairs/r/midwestern-business-and-civic-leaders-call-for-immigration-reform-at-dc-summit,c9375246 The following files are available for download: wkr0006.pdf PDF
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Midwestern Business and Civic Leaders Call for Immigration Reform at DC Summit
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