From Indivisible Oregon...
**CALL TO ACTION**
Thursday, March 8, 2018
ACT NOW TO PROTECT DREAMERS AND NET NEUTRALITY
Critical, time-sensitive issues—like DREAMers’ and net neutrality’s fate —face Congress. Neither have votes scheduled. GOP leaders are moving Congress in other directions. We cannot let that happen.
The Supreme Court’s rejection of Trump’s DACA appeal buys the program time, but DREAMers’ futures are still at risk:
• DACA enrollees are protected, but not 3.6 million brought here as children
• no relief for 1.8+ million who became eligible after the DACA window
• those with pending renewals are losing their protected status
• DREAMers are in limbo, fearing deportation to countries they don’t know and can’t navigate.
Congress must also save net neutrality — using the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn (through Resolution of Disapproval) the FCC order granting internet service providers control over what we see, do, and say online. Time is running out — part of the 60-legislative-day window to overturn the FCC order has passed. Quick Senate passage will pressure wavering House members to support the Resolution.
Inaction is unacceptable. Our MoCs must use their power under CRA to restore net neutrality and push for permanent legislation giving DREAMers a path to citizenship.
Otherwise, in November, we’ll replace them with ones who will.
**ACTION 1: CALL OUR SENATORS and YOUR REPRESENTATIVE**
SAMPLE SCRIPT – for Merkley and Wyden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very concerned about two time-sensitive issues—the fate of the DREAMers and of net neutrality. I appreciate the Senator’s continued support for a clean DREAM Act and for a free and open internet. I ask that he do everything he can to quickly bring for a vote (1) a clean DREAM act and (2) a Resolution of Disapproval to reverse the FCC’s net neutrality decision for a vote. Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT – for all Reps EXCEPT Walden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very concerned about two time-sensitive issues—the fate of the DREAMers and of net neutrality. I ask the Rep to do everything he/she can to quickly bring for a vote (1) a clean DREAM act and (2) a Resolution of Disapproval to reverse the FCC’s net neutrality decision. Thank you.”
SAMPLE SCRIPT – for Rep Walden:
“My name is [--] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am very concerned about two time-sensitive issues—the fate of the DREAMers and of net neutrality. I ask that the Rep do two things: 1) work to bring a clean Dream Act to a vote and 2) demonstrate that he will put the needs of his constituents first and vote to restore net neutrality, despite receiving more contributions from the telecom industry in the last 28 years than any other House Member. Thank you.”
**ACTION 2: GET YOUR MID TERM GAME ON!**
It has become clear that we need a different Congress to help DREAMers and protect net neutrality. Make sure you and everyone you know is registered to vote. Keep an eye on Indivisible Oregon’s website for our soon-to-be-published plans for midterms. In the meantime, check out our list of great election resources.
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
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!**