PUT DREAMS IN BUDGET!

NOTES:

1) Indivisible NJ4 January working member meeting tomorrow, Wed. Jan. 17, 7PM at the Monmouth County Library Branch in Holmdel (in the BellWorks Complex at 101 Crawfords Corner Road). Join one of our subgroups and help to unseat Smith in 2018!
https://www.facebook.com/events/326521731167302/?ti=icl

2) Register in the link below for our three Meet the Candidate Night series of discussions. The first event is coming up on Jan. 25 with Jim Keady.

https://indivisiblenj4.org/cd-4-democratic-candidate-night…/

CALL TOPIC:  On January 19, Congress will vote on another “must-pass” bill to fund the government. This bill requires at least eight Democratic senators to vote yes, giving Democrats crucial leverage—AGAIN. That means we have another opportunity to stand up for the most vulnerable among us: immigrants at risk of deportation, children, and communities rebuilding after natural disasters.

CALL SCRIPT:

1) Let’s call Congressman Smith’s office in D.C. at 202-225-3765…

Caller: Hello, I am a constituent of Rep. Smith’s ; may I speak with the staffer who handles Budgetary issues?”

Caller:  I am calling to express my support for the DREAM Act and the hundreds of thousands of Dreamers whose lives are on the line. I ask that you ensure that a clean DREAM Act is included in the upcoming budget resolution to fund the government and that you vote AGAINST any proposal that does not include a clean DREAM Act.  The RAC bill the Congressman sponsored is too restrictive and partisan.   Any funding for a divisive border wall should be removed.

I also ask that the Congressman use this opportunity to secure funding for CHIP as well as real relief for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These funding needs have been unmet for far too long, and millions of people are suffering as a result.

Will the Congressman commit to voting against the January 19 funding bill (continuing resolution or CR) if it does not include the DREAM Act, funding for CHIP, and disaster relief for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and removal of funding for an atrocious border wall?

2)Let’s call our Senators (Booker D.C. 202-224-3224, Newark 973-639-8700; Menendez D.C. 202-224-4744, Newark 973-645-3030)…

Caller:  I am calling to express my support for the DREAM Act and the hundreds of thousands of Dreamers whose lives are on the line. I ask that you ensure that a clean DREAM Act is included in the upcoming budget resolution to fund the government and that you vote AGAINST any proposal that does not include a clean DREAM Act.   Any funding for a divisive border wall should be removed.

I also ask that the Senator use this opportunity to secure funding for CHIP as well as real relief for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These funding needs have been unmet for far too long, and millions of people are suffering as a result.

Will the Senator commit to voting against the January 19 funding bill (continuing resolution or CR) if it does not include the DREAM Act, funding for CHIP, and disaster relief for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and removal of funding for an atrocious border wall?  

If you have a personal story to relate to this issue, and are comfortable sharing it, please do – our elected officials want to hear how their policies affect our lives!

SOURCES:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n_qmvGxXFCFm3gqmpivaZbYcel_JMtgx97cWi-GyIvg/edit

Caller best practices:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bh-wNrUSJgQHs7OfsOu7HMyNuCK4veyRsRH0IfibG6Q/edit?usp=sharing

https://indivisiblenj4.org

www.IndivisibleGuide.com

https://www.facebook.com/groups/IndivisibleNJ4thDistrict/

Rep. Chris Smith – http://chrissmith.house.gov/contact/

Senator Cory Booker – https://www.booker.senate.gov (scroll to bottom)

Senator Bob Menendez – https://www.menendez.senate.gov/contact

State of NJ reps – http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/districts/municipalities.asp

NJ Governor’s Office – 609-292-6000

Study up on the issues: https://www.grbwomensinitiative.org/resources/

“Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” – 1st Amendment to the US Constitution

 

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