Newsmaker: Sarah Regenspan
By Carl Prine
Published: Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, 10:04 p.m.
Noteworthy:Regenspan organized the interfaith prayer vigil and news conference on Oct. 4 at Oakland's Community of Reconciliation Church. The event was designed to garner support for bipartisan legislation that creates a pathway to citizenship over the next 13 years for 11 million illegal immigrants. The U.S. Senate already has drafted a law that, supporters say, especially helps women and children harmed by the lack of Congressional action on immigration and business owners who want to legally hire previously undocumented workers. The bill has stalled in the House.
Occupation: Organizer for Pennsylvania Interfaith Impact Networzk, an ecumenical nonprofit that seeks environmental, public transit and immigration reform by uniting Jewish, Christian and Muslim congregations across western Pennsylvania on social justice issues.
Education: Bachelor of Arts degrees in Latin American Studies and Chinese from Smith College in Massachusetts in 2011
Family: Mother Barbara, 61, and father David Regenspan, 60, of Hamilton, N.Y.
Background: One of 117 women arrested Sept. 12 on Capitol Hill while protesting the lack of action in the House of Representatives on an immigration reform bill, Regenspan joined the Network in August 2011.
Quote: “We wanted to participate in this national action, to be part of what 140 other cities across the country are doing. There are a lot of good reasons to do this, beyond the moral. Financially, taxpayers will save billions of dollars spent on enforcement, lost revenues and other problems associated with the lack of immigration reform. That's why it's not a partisan issue.”
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