Friday, August 4, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO PASS THE DREAM ACTION 2017

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, August 4, 2017
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PASS THE DREAM ACTION 2017
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#ProtectImmigrants
#StopCruelImmigrationLaws

A new DREAM Act introduced by Sens. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) needs our support. The bill would make the Obama-era DACA program legal,
-- providing a path to citizenship for more than 1 million children who entered the US without permission; and
-- blocking a lawsuit to end DACA threatened by ten State Attorneys General http://wapo.st/2v1Hdva
http://bit.ly/2u5QfE8

The AGs stand a very good chance of winning especially since the Administration is unlikely to defend the program http://wapo.st/2hsnpfo.

The economic argument for the DACA program is unambiguous:
-- DREAMers make on average 40% more than they did before having DACA protection;
-- high percentages are buying cars; enrolling in higher education; changing to jobs that fit their skills; and starting businesses at twice the national average http://ampr.gs/2vmNRNp

The destruction to lives, families and communities is unambiguous:
-- DHS recently deported two Maryland brothers with no criminal record; one was headed to college on a scholarship and the other was still in high school http://wapo.st/2u8OD0v.
-- A 23-year old agricultural worker with DACA protection was still deported http://bit.ly/2hrI0AC.

Let’s tell our Members of Congress to work across the aisles to push this bill across the finish line.
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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR SENATOR**
SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon. I want ask Senator [--] to support immediate passage of the bipartisan 2017 DREAM Act, introduced by Sens. Lindsay Graham and Richard Durbin. Ten state Attorneys General have threatened to sue to end the DACA program by September 5th if the Administration does not begin to dismantle the program. The Administration has signaled that it will not defend DACA in court. We need this bill to pass immediately.  Thank you.”
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JUST AS IMPORTANT: CALL, TEXT, AND EMAIL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN RED DISTRICTS TO DO THE SAME. “SHARE” OR COPY / PASTE THIS ACTION!
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**PHONE NUMBERS**
 
SENATOR MERKLEY  
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753  
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750  
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298  
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129  
 
SENATOR WYDEN  
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244  
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229  
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142  
La Grande: (541) 960-7691  

** After you call, please comment below and briefly share your experience!**

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/immigration/he-went-to-ice-to-tell-agents-he-had-gotten-into-college-now-he-and-his-brother-have-been-deported/2017/08/02/11b10772-779a-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html?tid=sm_fb&utm_term=.5cfd1deeba26

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