Friday, September 8 - Call On Reps To Attach The DREAM Act To Any Major Bill Brought Up To A Vote / Petition To End Crosscheck

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Call your members of Congress and tell them to attach the DREAM Act to an major bill brought up to a vote

  • Action 2: Sign the Petition to End Interstate Crosscheck Voter Suppression in Illinois

Tools You Can Use

Action 1: Call On Reps to Attach the DREAM Act to Any Major Bill Brought up to a Vote

Senator Durbin has, of course, been an amazing champion for the DACA program and deserves all our thanks. And Senator Duckworth and all our Representatives in Chicago have come out in defense of those allowed to stay and work or go to school here under the DACA program. However, we need them to take the next step and push a little harder.

The only reason the DREAM Act hasn't already pass the House and Senate is because Ryan and McConnell won't bring it up for a vote. However, if it is attached to every piece of must-pass legislation, they have no choice but to bring it up to a vote and it will pass easily. This includes sensitive issues like Harvey relief. The upside of this is that it will give Republicans in Trump country cover for a vote that may not go over with their base, so they will be more likely to vote for it. The downside is that it will be portrayed by some on the right as playing politics with people's lives. But this legislation is too important to worry about political ramifications. It must pass and it must pass now. 

For more information, see the Indivisible Guide explainer on DACA and this excellent Twitter thread from one of the Indivisible Guide founders, Angel Padilla. 

Call Senator Duckworth | DC:  202-224-2854 | Chicago 312-886-3506
Call Senator Durbin | DC:  202-224-2152 | Chicago 312-353-4952
Find your House rep’s contact info

Script: Hi, my name is ______________ and I'm a constituent of Senator/Representative _________. I'm calling because, while I appreciate all he/she has done for DACA, we need to push even harder. I'd like to ask __________ to attach the DREAM Act to any must pass legislation that comes up, including Harvey relief.

For more scripts, go here.

Action 2: Sign the Petition to End Interstate Crosscheck Voter Suppression in Illinois

Illinois participates in a program called Crosscheck which has been used to illegally purge voters from the rolls. Crosscheck is also a propaganda tool used to support Trump’s debunked claims of massive voter fraud. If you’d like to know more, read our FAQ.

Indivisible Illinois has started a petition to call on the Illinois State Board of Elections to fight voter suppression and end the use of Crosscheck in Illinois. Sign today!


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