Midwestern Business and Civic Leaders Call for Immigration Reform at DC Summit

February 28, 2013
Bipartisan Group Offers Recommendations and Outlines Priorities for the Midwest to Ensure U.S. Economic Competitiveness

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. Follow @ChicagoCouncil and #MidwestImmigration for updates. To request an embargoed copy of the report in advance, please contact Samantha Skinner, 312.821.7507.


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

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Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Where: National Press Club, 529 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20045
Press Check-in: 9:00 a.m.
Event Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
RSVP to: Samantha Skinner, 312.821.7507; sskinner@thechicagocouncil.org