Tuesday, January 30, 2018

ACTION: PROTECT DREAMERS AND TPS HOLDERS

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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PROTECT DREAMERS AND TPS HOLDERS

#ImmigrationReform
#DREAMActNow
#SaveTPS  

This is a dangerous time to put immigration policy to a vote. The Trump Administration wants to sharply cut legal immigration and exclude groups based on religion and race. Congressional leadership has repeatedly broken promises on past legislative deals. DREAMers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders wait in agonizing limbo.

Bipartisan groups in both Houses are working on plans to give eventual legal status to 1.8 million DACA recipients and DACA eligible, plus over 300,000 TPS holders. But both plans would disrupt family reunification and build up DHS deportation capacities.

Even if the Senate bill passes, the House won’t necessarily consider immigration legislation without the President's support, which is nonexistent. Meanwhile, Trump’s clock runs out on DREAMers in five weeks.

To overcome these impediments, we must fight for DREAMers and TPS holders by
--telling MoCs we want an immigration bill that 1) provides permanent legal status to DREAMers and TPS holders, 2) supports family reunification, and 3) keeps families already here intact
--supporting immigration advocates
--calling friends in other states, red and blue, so all MoCs hear from their constituents.

We are fighting for America’s identity. Let Congress know in no uncertain terms that we stand with immigrants, Indivisible.
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**ACTION 1: CALL YOUR SENATORS and REPRESENTATIVE**
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WYDEN, MERKLEY, BONAMICI, BLUMENAUER, DEFAZIO AND SCHRADER:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to ask [Name] to fight for an immigration bill that: 1) provides permanent legal status to DREAMers and TPS holders, 2) keeps families together, 3) allows people to immigrate regardless of race. Thank you.”

SAMPLE SCRIPT FOR WALDEN:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to insist that Rep Walden support an immigration bill that 1) provides permanent legal status to DREAMers and TPS holders, 2) keeps families together, 3) allows people to immigrate regardless of race. Trump’s proposal shames this country and should be opposed by everyone, regardless of party. Thank you.”
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**ACTION 2: CALL, TEXT, AND EMAIL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY 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

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!**D

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