Actions for 11/29 and 11/30

Wednesday

Let’s tell our members of Congress to fight for a clean DREAM Act. When Trump rescinded DACA in September, over 800,000 undocumented young people were confronted with an uncertain future. Every day the Dream Act isn’t enacted means another day their lives are at great risk.

The bipartisan DREAM Act enjoys massive public support, but Republicans are trying to delay and dilute it with punitive conditions. We can fight back by persuading our members of Congress to take the Dreamer Pledge, a commitment to vote against the continuing budget resolution unless it contains a clean DREAM Act. Senator Warren took the pledge, and Representative Jim McGovern is among the 25 House Democrats who made a similar commitment.

Now we need to call Senator Markey (202-224-2742) and our representatives (except for Jim McGovern) and urge them to take the Dreamer Pledge.

Script: Hello! My name is [NAME] and I’m calling from [CITY] to urge the [SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE] to fight for a clean DREAM Act to provide relief from deportation for the 800,000 Dreamers who came to the United States as children.

Specifically, I’d like him/her to [MARKEY: join Senator Warren in taking] [REPRESENTATIVE: join Representative McGovern in taking] the Dreamer Pledge. The pledge is a commitment to do everything he/she can to pass the DREAM Act as soon as possible, and to insist that it be included in the December government spending bill if it hasn’t passed by then. It’s the best approach to making sure that our 800,000 Dreamers have a safe and secure future in the country they call home.

Thank you for your time.


Thursday

Get the word out about ACA open enrollment. Americans have been enrolling in record numbers, but the Trump administration has cut the enrollment period in half for states on the federal exchange; they have only until December 15 to sign up. Other states, including Massachusetts, have later deadlines. Since Trump also slashed the advertising budget by 90%, it’s up to us to make sure everyone knows how soon they need to sign up.

Please tweet, post on Facebook, and distribute every way you can this graphic, which lists the deadlines for every state.

Or use this graphic for a Massachusetts-only audience.