Tuesday, August 22, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO STOP TRUMP'S WAR ON IMMIGRANTS

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
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FIGHT RACISM: STOP TRUMP’S WAR ON IMMIGRANTS
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#FightRacism
#ProtectImmigrantRights
#ProtectDACA

Trump and GOP are scapegoating immigrants. They claim immigrants are violent criminals, take American workers’ jobs, and need to be forcibly removed. We need to act now to stop this anti-immigrant agenda.

H.R.3004 is a xenophobic bill premised on the myth that undocumented immigrants are inherently criminals.  If it passes the Senate, immigrants will face harsh penalties which benefit private prisons http://wapo.st/2vTaFC8

Ten GOP attorneys general are threatening to sue Trump if DACA isn’t dismantled by Labor Day http://politi.co/2u6IdLM.  DACA provides protection for DREAMers (undocumented immigrant youth here since childhood) and grants relief from deportation.

Eliminating DACA would devastate nearly 800,000 young adults who are making important contributions to the American economy and their families—harming the communities where they live, work and study. DHS has warned the administration won’t defend DACA against legal challenge. http://politi.co/2x355xf

To preempt the threatened lawsuit, Dream Act (S.1615/HR.3440) and American Hope Act (HR.3591), were introduced. Their passage would give all childhood arrivals path to permanent legal status and eventual citizenship http://bit.ly/2eUu0i3, http://bit.ly/2uK63On

The time to act is now. Our MoCs have their work cut out for them. We must demand:
• quick passage of the Dream Act and American Hope Act to protect DREAMers
• stop HR.3004 in the Senate, as done in 2015

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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR BLUMENAUER, BONAMICI, AND SHRADER
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. Thank you for co-sponsoring the American Hope Act (HR.3591), I urge you to push for quick passage of this Act and the DREAM Act (HR.3440), so that young immigrants can continue to contribute to our society without fear of deportation. Thank you."

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR DEFAZIO AND WALDEN
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to express my support for the DREAM Act (HR.3440) and the American Hope Act (HR.3591). I urge you to push for votes on these bipartisan efforts to give those who arrived in the United States as children a path to permanent legal status and eventual citizenship. Thank you."
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**ACTION 2: CALL OUR SENATORS**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)

SAMPLE SCRIPT
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very concerned about Trump’s war against immigrants. I urge you to co-sponsor the DREAM Act (S.1615) and push for its quick passage. Please also stand firm against HR.3004 which criminalizes immigrants and benefits private prison corporations. Thank you."
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**ACTION 3: CALL ELLEN ROSENBLUM, OREGON’S ATTORNEY GENERAL (503-378-6002) **
“My name is [--] and I live in [city]. I’m calling to express my serious concern about the legal challenge threatened by 10 State Attorneys General to end the DACA program. I urge you to defend the Dreamers and the DACA program in our state and to do everything in your power to work against this racist, anti-immigrant legal challenge. Thank you.”
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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

CONGRESSWOMAN SUZANNE BONAMICI [D1]
DC: (202) 225-0855, OR: (503) 469-6010

CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN [D2]
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400

CONGRESSMAN EARL BLUMENAUER [D3]
DC: (202) 225-4811, OR: (503) 231-2300

CONGRESSMAN PETER DEFAZIO [D4]
DC 202-225-6416, Eugene: (541) 465-6732,
Roseburg: (541) 440-3523, Coos Bay (541) 269-2609

CONGRESSMAN KURT SCHRADER [D5]
DC: (202) 225-5711, Salem (503) 588-9100,
Oregon City (503) 557-1324


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

http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-ca-immigration-kates-sanctuary-20170629-story.html

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