Friends, today we should take a break from the back-and-forth, and the bitter divisions that have plagued our politics, and think about what we value.
As progressive people, I think it is safe to say that one value we hold in common is equality. This principle, so obvious to so many for so long, now needs to be defended in a way that we could hardly imagine just a few years ago.
Courtesy of Jen Hofmann, this week we will bring you a number of actions we can take to remind our representatives that part of working for us is reflecting our values when it comes to making policy, or demanding leadership from the President.
Action: Stand with immigrants who call America home.
- Mike Turner at 202-225-6465
- Rob Portman at 202-224-3353
- Sherrod Brown at 202-224-2315
Script: Hi. My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIP] about the president’s wasteful and unAmerican policies concerning immigrants. It’s wasteful to build a 350-mile, $18 billion wall with taxpayer dollars and entice new border agents with higher wages while lowering employment standards. People who immigrate to the U.S. from other countries bring new jobs, create new businesses, and enrich our communities. I want [name] to support a clear path to citizenship, starting with the bipartisan and clean Dream Act (S.1615/H.R. 3440). Thank you.