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Undocumented youth have been fighting for the passage of the Federal DREAM Act since 2001. Virtually 10 years later, they remain undocumented with no path towards legalization. Senator Reid announced how he will be introducing the Federal DREAM Act up for a vote once again next week. It is a crucial time and we need ALL the support we can get. Below are the actions we need you to take. We kindly ask that you Post the below on your Facebook Wall, Tweet it, and Forward to all of your networks empathetic to the cause. We CANNOT let this opportunity slip us by. There are FOUR Action Items we need you to take.
URGENT: Federal DREAM Act Senate Bill 729 up for VOTE NEXT WEEK
Senator Reid will introduce a defense authorization bill which will include a repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy as well as the Federal DREAM Act, both as amendments. The DREAM Act will provide a pathway towards legalization for undocumented youth brought to the U.S. before the age of 16, have “good moral character. There are 40 Senate Co-Sponsors so we have a lot of support.
- Call the following Senator
- Utah Senator Orrin Hatch (R)
- Utah Senator Bob Bennett (R)
- MESSAGE/SCRIPT: “Hi, my name is _________ and I am calling to urge Senator (Hatch / Bennett ) to support the DREAM Act (S.729). The DREAM Act allows immigrant youth of good moral character to make crucial economic contributions to the United States. Thank you!
OTHER SENATORS TO CALL: “Hi I am calling to ask that Senator _______ vote for the DREAM Act. This bill will allow for undocumented youth to fix their status by serving this country in the uniformed services in addition to allowing for them to return the investment our country has made in them. Please have the member support the dream act.”Republicans:
Sen. Hatch of Utah
Sen. Bunning of Kentucky
Sen. Bennet of Utah
Sen. Gregg of New Hampshire
Sen. Bailey-Hutchison of Texas
Sen. McCain of Arizona
Sen. Voinovich of Ohio
Sen. Snowe of Maine
Sen. Collins of Maine
Sen. LeMeiux of Florida
Sen. Brownback of Kansas
Call-in script for Democrats:
“Hi I am calling to ask that Senator _______ vote in favor of the DREAM Act. This bill will allow for thousands of undocumented youth to fix their status by getting a two year college degree or joining the military. This is an investment in our countries future. Support the DREAM Act.”
Sen. Hagan of North Carolina
Sen. Pryor of Arkansas
Sen. Landrieu of Louisiana
Sen. Conrad of North Dakota
Sen. Dorgan of North Dakota
Sen. Nelson of Florida
Sen. Baucus of Montana
Sen. Tester of Montana
Sen. Feinstein of California
ACTION 2: California DREAM Act
Last day the California Governor has to sign or veto the California DREAM Act is at the end of the month. The California DREAM Act would provide institutional financial aid for undocumented AB-540 students within the State, expand the definition of AB-540 to include adult school and vocational school graduates, provide BOG Fee Waivers for AB-540 students at the Community College Level, and provide Cal Grants to incoming Freshman students.
- Make those CALLS!
- Sacramento: Phone: 916-445-2841
- Fresno Office Phone: 559-477-1804
- Los Angeles Office Phone: 213-897-0322
- Riverside Office Phone: 951-680-6860
- San Diego Office Phone: 619-525-4641
- San Francisco Office Phone: 415-703-2218
- Sign Petition:http://immigration.change.org/petitions/view/california_dream_act_sb1460_and_the_future_of_ab540_students
ACTION 3: Congresswoman Jackie Speier
The Bay Area DREAM Act has been targeting Congresswoman Jackie Speier to become a Co-Sponsor of the DREAM Act within the House of Representatives Chamber. She represents South San Francisco with a heavy Latino population but still refuses to support the DREAM Act. Make calls urging her to Co-Sponsor the Federal DREAM Act
- San Mateo Office: (650) 342-0300 / D.C. Office: (202) 225-3531
- Sign Petition:http://www.change.org/petitions/view/the_san_francisco_bay_area_supports_the_dream_act
ACTION 4: Face the DREAM
Campus Progress is a national nonprofit think tank based out of Washington D.C. and is currently pioneering a DREAM Act Campaign in which supporters of the DREAM Act will write on the Facebook walls of three U.S. Senators demanding that he/she publicly supports the DREAM Act. For further information:http://www2.americanprogress.org/t/1692/signUp.jsp?key=1792