Tuesday, January 23, 2018

ACTION: RESTORE PROTECTIONS FOR DREAMERS

From Indivisible Oregon...

**CALL TO ACTION**
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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RESTORE PROTECTIONS FOR DREAMERS and TPS HOLDERS
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#DREAMActNow
#NoDreamNoVote
#ProtectTPSHolders

History will tell whether Democrats were smart strategists or spineless cowards when the Senate passed a fourth continuing resolution. Our job now is to fight for immigrants.

More than 1 million Americans face deportation under the end of DACA and the Temporary Protected Status programs.  Our country hasn't seen deportations on this scale since the Japanese internments.

• McConnell has promised to bring up an immigration bill by Feb. 8 with Democratic support.
• Senate has only 12 working days to pass an immigration bill, a funding bill, and recess for the annual three-day Republican retreat.
• McConnell controls only the Senate Republicans, not the House, and certainly not the
President.
• The House-drafted immigration bill is much more punitive.
• Trump threw away a bipartisan proposal with 56 votes in the Senate.

We must make our voices heard, loud and clear.
--If an immigration bill comes to the floor through a fair process, then our MoCs must fight for the strongest of immigrant protections.
--If there is no bill, or if the process is a sham, then our MoCs must shine a light on this breach of trust and refuse to vote for another continuing resolution.
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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 Walden
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am calling to thank [the Senator/Representative] for voting no on the fourth continuing resolution. I want him/her to use his/her influence to hold the Democratic leadership accountable and to fight for a pro-immigration bill. Do not vote for another continuing resolution until the [Senate/House] passes protections for Dreamers and TPS holders.  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 stand up against Trump’s racist immigration policies. They shame the Republican party and the entire country. Please vote for protections for DREAMERS and TPS recipients. Thank you.”
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**ACTION 2: CALL, TEXT, AND EMAIL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN NEW YORK AND TELL THEM TO CALL SENATOR SCHUMER WITH THIS SAME REQUEST.**

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**ACTION 3:  CALL, TEXT AND EMAL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN RED DISTRICTS 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!**

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