Let’s keep after Congress to pass the DREAM Act. Every day it’s not enacted, hundreds of thousands of immigrant youth continue to live at great risk. The DREAM Act has bipartisan support in the Senate and House and massive support from the American public. Although we and our Democratic members of Congress don’t set Congress’s agenda, we’ll have leverage in December if we can persuade our reps to play hardball.
Urge your MOC to take the Dreamer pledge. Ask them to pledge that, if Congress hasn’t passed the DREAM Act when funding for the government expires on December 8, they’ll vote against the continuing budget resolution unless it contains a clean DREAM Act. We can use the Indivisible Team’s script to call Senators Markey (202-224-2742) and Warren (202-224-4543) and our representative and tell them we want them to make the DREAM Act law.
Fight the attack on the Senate Criminal Justice Reform bill. With the bill scheduled for a vote this Thursday, 9 of Mass's 11 district attorneys mounted a last-minute attack against it. They're also advocating for amendments to make it easier for government to use all forms of wiretapping, including digital modes, as a means of surveillance. Let’s fight back by calling or email our senators to show our support for the bill and to urge them to vote against amendments 24 and 87. Mass ACLU provides details and an email script you can send directly or you can modify it for a phone call or email to your senator.
Open enrollment for the ACA starts in one week, on November 1. The Trump administration has gutted the advertising budget and cut the sign-up period in half. Let’s use Get America Covered’s social media graphics today to get word out about open enrollment.