Tuesday, December 19, 2017

ACTION: PROTECT THE DREAM ACT AND CHIP NOW

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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PROTECT THE VULNERABLE: DREAM ACT AND CHIP NOW
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#DreamActNow
#FundCHIPNow
#StopTrumpTaxScam

The GOP spent 2017 trying to repeal Obamacare and pass the tax bill.  In doing so Republicans let:
--CHIP fund lapse – endangering the lives of 9 million kids
--DACA recipients go unprotected – leaving 700,000 of young people in danger of deportation
--disaster relief go underfunded by $180 billion – leaving Puerto Rico without power, clean water or healthcare

Taking care of children and disaster victims is an easy bipartisan win.  More importantly, it is the humane and moral thing to do.

Despite this, the GOP has focused on a tax bill that will cut corporate taxes more than middle class taxes and create an almost $1.5 trillion debt.  Republicans have enough money for themselves and their donors but not for those in need.

Congress has 4 days to pass a continuing resolution to keep government open.  This is an opportunity for Dems to stand up and demand that it contain a clean DREAM act, permanent CHIP funding and adequate disaster relief.

Doing so risks a government shutdown, but failing these kids and disaster victims is not an option.  They are relying on their government to save them. It is up to Democrats to make it happen.

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

SAMPLE SCRIPT for everyone but Wyden and Walden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I want to thank the Senator/Rep for voting “no” on the last continuing budget resolution. Today I am asking that he/she keep doing all he/she can to stop the Trump Tax Bill and that he/she promises me to only vote “yes” on the next continuing resolution if it has a Clean DREAM Act, permanent CHIP funding and adequate disaster relief.  It is our moral responsibility to provide for all Americans.  Thank you.”        

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Wyden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code].  I was surprised Senator Wyden voted “yes” on the last continuing budget resolution when it didn’t include a Clean DREAM Act or CHIP funding.  Today I am asking that the Senator to keep doing all he can to stop the Trump Tax Bill and to promise me that he will only vote "yes” on the next continuing resolution if contains a Clean DREAM Act, permanent CHIP funding and adequate disaster relief.  It is our moral responsibility to provide for all Americans. Thank you.”
       
SAMPLE SCRIPT for Walden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. This week the Rep will be voting on the tax bill and a continuing resolution.  I am asking him to please think about his constituents and not his donors when he takes these votes.  Vote “no” on the tax bill and only vote “yes” on the next continuing resolution if contains a Clean DREAM Act, permanent CHIP funding and adequate disaster relief.  It is our moral responsibility to provide for all Americans. Thank you.”                                                                    
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**ACTION 2: SHARE WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY**
Share this post with friends and family. Help them leave messages for their Congessional deligation about protecting/funding a clean DREAM Act, CHIP, community healthcare and disaster relief in the next continuing budget resolution.
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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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