Friday, January 19, 2018

ACTION: HOLD THE LINE FOR A BIPARTISAN DREAMERS ACT

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Friday, January 19, 2018
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HOLD THE LINE FOR A BIPARTISAN DREAMERS ACT
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#TrumpShutdown
#DreamActNow
#NoToRacism

The Government will shut down unless a spending bill is passed today (Friday). If that happens, exactly one year after Trump’s inauguration, Republicans will have only themselves to blame. Trump’s racism and Republicans’ endless squabbling are bringing the country to a standstill while they reject bipartisan solutions.

Republicans control the White House, Senate and the House. On their watch:

• Republicans let bipartisan-supported CHIP funding expire months ago, threatening the well-being of millions of children.
• Trump ended DACA, which protected 800,000 Dreamers, and said “I’ll sign whatever bill they send me,” but days later, he angrily rejected the bipartisan Graham-Durbin bill, using foul, racist language.
• Republicans now refuse to allow bipartisan CHIP funding to be voted on unless it is linked to a spending bill without a Dream Act.
• Trump’s erratic behavior and racist language have left legislators confused and concerned.

Republicans and Democrats have a choice: honor the bipartisan agreement to protect Dreamers or stand with Trump and his racism. Senators Wyden and Merkley have pledged to hold the line for Dreamers. Let’s stand with them.

UPDATE: The House passed a spending bill without a Dream Act. It is now more important than ever to show support for our Senators.

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

SAMPLE SCRIPT for Senators Wyden and Merkley:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am concerned that Republicans are willing to shut down the Government rather than pass a bipartisan immigration bill that protects Dreamers, such as S. 1615. I appreciate your willingness to vote against spending legislation that does not include protection for Dreamers. Please continue to hold the line until a good Dream Act is passed and CHIP and community health centers are fully funded. 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 Senators to oppose the Republican spending bill unless it protects Dreamers and funds CHIP and community health centers.
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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! **

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