Thursday, October 5, 2017

ACTION: CALL TO PASS CLEAN DREAM ACT NOW

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Thursday, October 5, 2017
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SUPPORT IMMIGRANTS: PASS CLEAN DREAM ACT NOW
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#DefendDreamers
#ProtectImmigrants
#DreamActNow
Beginning tomorrow, no undocumented youths can apply for DACA. Nor can they work, study, and live without fear of deportation—thanks to Trump’s heartless rescission of DACA. 
Trump’s arbitrary deadline, which he won’t extend, is nonsensical.
• DREAMers are broadly supported by Congress, the general population and even Trump voters http://n.pr/2w64fyL
• annually they pay $2 billion state/local taxes at higher rates than top 1% http://bit.ly/2jHPl0b
• deporting them could reduce size of American economy by $280-430 billion over next decade http://ti.me/2hdgkzN
Since Congress’ promised quick legislative fix never materialized (http://wapo.st/2y1l2Hl), and Dreamers became bargaining chips to exchange for increased enforcement (http://n.pr/2gaZOgr), 18 states, University of California, major companies, and DACA recipients filed lawsuits to block implementation. http://lat.ms/2fi4tzT
DACA activists—worried their protection might come at their parents’ expense—have been demonstrating for a clean DREAM Act. http://bit.ly/2wExUPf
To force Congressional action, Presente.org and United We Dream are planning to drown Congress TODAY with 10,000 calls calling for permanent protection for childhood arrivals. We must join this campaign—urging our MoCs and Congressional leaders in key states to immediately pass a clean DREAM Act with its path to citizenship.
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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR BLUMENAUER, BONAMICI, DEFAZIO, AND SHRADER
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. Thank you for signing the discharge petition to bring the DREAM Act (HR.3440) to the House floor. Please push for its quick passage, without enforcement amendments, so that young immigrants can continue to contribute to our society without fear of deportation. Thank you."
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR 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). I urge you to sign the discharge petition and vote 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 BOTH 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 that after today many Dreamers will lose their protection against deportation. I urge you to stand with immigrant groups and answer their call for the permanent protection of these childhood arrivals by immediately passing the bipartisan DREAM Act (S. 1615), without enforcement add-ons. Thank you."
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**ACTION 3: JOIN THE DREAM VOLUNTEERS TEXT TEAM**
After you’ve made your calls to your MoCs, sign up with www.Presente.orgto text Presente.org and United We Dream members in key states, urging them to protect immigrant youth by contacting their own members of Congress. Click on “Call to Dream: Text to Call Congress for Dreamers NOW” and follow the instructions about whom to text.
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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!** 

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