Thursday, March 1 - Dream Act Now / No DAPL Protest

Actions You Can Take Today

  • Action 1: Call your members of Congress and demand a clean Dream Act NOW

  • Action 2: Attend the No DAPL Protest TODAY at the IL Governor’s debate from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Logan Center Exhibitions (915 E 60th St.)

 

Action 1: Tell Your Reps We Won't Rest Until They Pass the Dream Act

Thousands of lives have been turned upside down because of the mess Donald Trump created when he unnecessarily ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program back in September 2017. As a result, the lives of 800,000 DACA recipients are now in grave risk. Since his declaration, 122 DACA recipients have been losing their protections every single day.

Although the Supreme Court recently upheld a ruling that will allow DACA recipients to reapply for legal status until Congress acts on the issue, those who have lost their status are still at risk of deportation. We must end the pain that these families are going through and keep pushing Congress to pass a clean Dream Act.

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 [NAME] and I’m a Chicago constituent from [zip code] and member of Indivisible. I’m calling today to ask {PERSON} to support a clean DREAM Act and reject any demands to include massive, unnecessary spending on border security to the bill.

Dreamers are not a bargaining chip to be used to advance Trump's racist policies. Every Congressional leader AND Trump himself say they support keeping Dreamers in America because it's the only home they've ever known; Congress must keep the promise that we made to Dreamers when DACA was first started. I ask that {PERSON} vote to permanently protect them from deportation and oppose the family ban, more ICE agents, and the border wall. Thank you for your hard work answering the phones.


Action 2: TONIGHT - No DAPL Protest

If you supported the #NoDAPL movement but couldn't make it to Standing Rock, if you are passionate about environmental justice, if you are concerned about climate change, and if you think the next Governor of Illinois should NOT be profiting from fossil fuels, you have a chance to stand up to politicians who put short-term profits before people and planet.

Join us TODAY, Thursday, March 1, for a rally outside the POLITICO/UofC/WBEZ Governor's Debate to call on all candidates for Illinois Governor to:

  1. Commit to Divesting from fossil fuels immediately
  2. Take a Stand against the Dakota Pipeline (which ends in Illinois).
  3. Sign the 350Kishwaukee divestment pledge, and firmly commit to doing everything in their power as Governor to transition to renewable energy if elected.

This is a student-led action supported by organizations including Illinois Against DAPL, Chicago 350 and International Indigenous Youth Council. The goal of this demonstration is to bring environmental issues to the forefront and fight against harmful pipelines that destroy the earth and violate Native American Civil rights. This action aims to inform Illinois voters of these harmful investments and conflicts of interest these candidates have in Big Oil. By demonstrating our people power, we can both hold these candidates accountable and pressure them to #Divest from fossil fuels.

When: TODAY, Thursday, March 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Logan Center Exhibitions (915 E 60th St.)
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