Help Immigrant Students! Urge your Senator & Congress member to Support the DREAM Act!
Both Congress and the Senate return to Washington, DC this week. Despite being a lame-duck session with a tight agenda, both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have promised to bring the DREAM Act to the floor for a vote. Students and activists across the country have been working hard to move this historic bill, and we anticipate that the DREAM Act will be voted on later this week. We have a goal of making 10,000 calls starting today!
How YOU can help make history this week:
1) Tell Congress and Senate to PASS the DREAM Act today!
2) Contact your Senator by calling toll-free at: 1-866-996-5161. Contact your Congress member by calling toll-free at: 1-866-967-6018.
There is also a targeted list of Senators and Congress members, click on this link to view: dreamactivist.org.
3) When the switchboard receptionist picks up, tell them where you live and ask to speak with your Senator/Congress member. You can leave them this message:
“When the DREAM act comes to the floor for a vote later this week, I urge you to please VOTE YES and support immigrant students.” If they already are in support of it, urge your Senator/Congress member to advocate AGAINST any bad amendments that may come up in their voting discussions.
For more information and background on the DREAM Act, please see:
DREAM Act Students Defy Deportations, Tell Congress to Vote: on TruthOut Report by David Bacon