Yesterday, we talked about Paul Ryan’s call for more tax-paying citizens and how he forgot to mention that 800,000 pre-citizens already dwell peacefully with us, paying taxes and starting businesses. The loss of these Dreamers would be a such a huge hit to our economy that even the hyper-conservative Koch brothers are concerned.
But GOP legislators, exhausted after passing their masterpiece of looting and pillaging, want to go home with their families to celebrate, while 1,000 people lose their legal status every week.
Here are the Dream Heroes, that have already taken the pledge to vote ‘NO” on any Continuing Resolution (CR) that doesn’t include a clean DREAM ACT. (Check here for defectors, including our own Senator Dianne Feinstein)
Here are the Dream Killers, who haven’t.
#1 – Take 10 seconds and make this call. Give some courage to our legislators!
Minimal Script: I’m calling from [zip code] to urge Congressperson/Senator [___] to pass a clean Dream Act before you go home for the holidays.
More script if you need it: Every day that Congress fails to act, 122 Dreamers lose their DACA status and become deportable. A vote on a continuing resolution without the Dream Act, is a vote to deport Dreamers. Please pass a clean Dream Act this December.
Rep. Julia Brownley: (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
or Rep. Salud Carbajal: (CA-24): DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348
Other Rep Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com
TELL Senator Feinstein TO KEEP HER WORD: email, DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
and THANK Senator Harris: email, DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (559) 497-5109, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
Other Senator Contacts: http://www.phoneyourrep.com
#2 – Call your friend and relatives if they live here…
If you relatives and friends living in the CA, CO, FL, MI, NV, UT, VA, or WA districts below, please reach out to your representative and urge them to publicly state that they will not vote for a spending bill that doesn’t include a permanent legislative fix for Dreamers (as Rep. Curbelo and Rep. Ros-Lehtinen have already done). They can use the same script we use.
If they are willing to participate in a local press call or author an op-ed urging their representative below to push for the passage of the Dream Act before the end of the year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
#3 – If your friends and relatives are here, have them sign this…
If you live/work in MO, MI, IN, FL, VA, or PA, please sign the letter below to your Congressional delegation asking for a vote on the Dream Act this year! Click on the relevant link to view your state’s letter and sign your name. Please circulate the letter(s) to other in-state supporters as well! The sign-on deadline is COB on Monday, Dec. 18.