From the December 26, 2006 edition of the AILA publication The Pulse:
Mario Ramos, Mid-South Chapter
AILA Advocacy can be just as easy and routine as getting your coffee fix. AILA Mid-South Chapter member Mario Ramos met one key staff person from the Nashville Chamber of Commerce for coffee one time and introduced him to the issue of immigration. Two more meetings and two more months later, executive members of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce came to Washington, D.C., to lobby for comprehensive immigration reform. Read about Mario's outstanding advocacy on pages 6 & 7 of the July/August 2006 issue of AILA's Dispatch.