Wednesday, January 17 - Phone Bank for the Dream Act / Rally to Defend Immigrants TODAY / Call Your Reps to Support the Dream Act

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Phone Bank for the Dream Act All Week Long

  • Action 2: Rally to Defend Immigrants TONIGHT!

  • Action 3: Call on Your Reps to Reaffirm Their Support for the Dream Act

 

Tools You Can Use

 

Action 1: Phone Bank for the Dream Act This Week

We have less than THREE DAYS left to pass the Dream Act. The deadline is THIS FRIDAY, and Congress must act now.

It is urgent that we organize and mobilize our community; including students, parents, teachers, and allies to phone bank for DACA recipients. Our representatives need to hear our loud and clear message that they are here to stay and that we need a clean Dream Act to pass NOW!

There are phone banking sessions happening every day this week where you can call registered voters and urge them to contact their representatives about the Dream Act!

Please bring your cell phone and headphones and if possible, a laptop/tablet (this makes it easier to read the call script). Charging cables or extra battery packs are recommended!

 

Action 2: Rally to Defend Immigrants TONIGHT

Last week, in addition to espousing overtly racist views about Haiti and the entire continent of Africa, Trump announced his decision to end protections for 200,000 Salvadorans with Temporary Protective Status.

With the upcoming budget deadline on Friday, January 19, we need to make our support for the Dream Act heard loud and clear.

Join us TONIGHT, Wednesday, January 17 at 5 p.m. at Daley Plaza as we demand that Congress pass a clean DREAM Act NOW and protect the hundreds of thousands of immigrants living with TPS. RSVP and view details here.

 

Action 3: Call on Your Reps to Reaffirm Their Support for the Dream Act

The deadline to pass the Dream Act is this Friday. Time is running out to protect 800,000 young people from deportation. We owe it to them to do everything we can to make sure this bipartisan piece of legislation finally passes.

Senators Durbin and Duckworth both voted to support the Dream Act last year. Please call them to thank them for their continued support and let them know you are counting on them to vote the right way this week. Every vote counts, so call your House rep, too!

 

Script: Hello! My name is ___ and I’m calling from [zip code]. I wanted to thank [Congressman / Senator] ___ for voting against the CR that didn’t include the Dream Act last year. Dreamers deserve MoCs who will stand with them and use their power to protect them from the Trump deportation machine, and I am proud that [Congressman / Senator] used [her / his] power to do so. I also want the [Congressman / Senator] to know that I expect [her / him] to continue voting to stand with Dreamers as the next CR comes up this week. Thank you.

 

 

 

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