Join a national day of action to stand with DACA recipients and DREAMers to show Congress that they deserve permanent protection and a pathway to citizenship. The goal is to show unified action across the country to raise visibility that the DREAM Act is the only legislative solution that provides the protections that DACA recipients deserve, and pressure Congress to support the bill and bring it to the floor for a vote.
In September, the Trump Administration upended the lives of nearly 800,000 DREAMers when he rescinded an Obama-era Executive Order that allowed young undocumented Americans to obtain job permits and live, temporarily, without fearing deportation. Congress who has yet to act. On November 9, support this day of action! The clock is ticking to pass a clean DREAM Act before December and pressure is mounting. Late last week, Sens. Kamala Harris (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Cory Booker (D-NJ), as well as Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MI), all announced they won’t support the upcoming government spending bill unless Republicans move forward with protections for DREAMers.
TELL YOUR MOC TO TAKE THE DREAMER PLEDGE
Ask for Democrats: Take the “DREAMer Pledge.” What is the DREAMer Pledge? It’s simple. If Congress hasn’t passed the DREAM Act by Dec. 8th—when funding for the government expires—then they will insist on it being a part of the December spending bill. The pledge is that they will commit to voting against the Dec. “continuing resolution” unless it contains a clean DREAM Act.
Ask for Republicans: Sign-on to the DREAM Act. Every Member of Congress should be on the DREAM Act, and in fact there are a couple of Republicans who have joined their Democratic colleagues in co-sponsoring. Is your Republican Senator(s) or Representative signed-on? You can check here for your senators and here for your Representative.
Sen Brown 202-224-2315 DC, 513-684-1021 Cincy, 614-469-2083 Columbus
Sen Portman 202-224-3353 DC, 513-684-3265 Cincy, 614-469-6774 Columbus
Rep Turner 202-225-6465 DC, 937-225-2843
Caller: Hello! My name is [name] and I’m calling from [place in state]. Could you please tell me what the [Senator/Representative]’s position is on Trump’s announcement that he is ending the DACA program to provide relief from deportation for 800,000 DREAMers who came to the United States as children?
Staffer: Yes! [Senator/Representative] is totally opposed to the decision to end DACA.
Caller: I’m glad to hear that. Can you tell me what [Senator/Representative] has done so far to speak out about this?
Staffer: Sure. [Senator/Representative] gave a speech on the floor recently that talked about the importance of DACA for immigrants and for our state’s economy.
Caller: That’s great, but it’s going to take more than talk and tweet storms to keep 800,000 DACA recipients from falling into Trump’s deportation machine. Will the [Senator/Representative] take the “DREAMer Pledge”? The DREAMer Pledge is a commitment to do everything he/she can to pass the DREAM Act as soon as possible, but if it hasn’t passed by December that they will insist that it be included in the December government spending bill.
95% are currently working or in school
48% got a job with better working conditions
63% got a better paying job
90% got a driver’s license or state ID
54% bought their first car
12% bought their first home