Actions 10/4 and 10/5

Wednesday

Our members of Congress have spoken out for the country’s 800,000 Dreamers (9,030 in Massachusetts). Now we need them to push for the DREAM Act (S.1615 / H.R.3440), which would give DACA recipients and others who arrived in the United States as children a path to permanent lawful status and eventual citizenship. As Republicans try to change the subject to taxes and confuse things with their watered-down alternative to the DREAM Act (the SUCCEED Act), we’ve got to keep Congressional phones ringing with support for the DREAM Act. Let’s call Senators Markey (202-224-2742) and Warren (202-224-4543) and our representatives and urge them to include a clean DREAM Act in any must-pass legislation. The script below is derived from the Indivisible Guide. You can find their full suggested dialogue here.

SCRIPT: Hello, My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [ZIPCODE]. I’m extremely concerned about President Trump’s decision to terminate DACA protection for 800,000 Dreamers who came to the United States as children. I appreciate the [Senator's/Representative's] support for DACA, and I want to urge him/her to push to include the DREAM Act in any must-pass bill scheduled for a vote this month. Thank you.

Thursday

Spread the word that ACA health insurance open enrollment starts in one month. Since the president cut advertising budget by 90%, it’s up to us.

Many thanks to Jen Hoffman for this one.