Don’t Give Up on DREAMERS!

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1)Our next CD4 Meet the Candidate Night is Thurs. Feb. 22 with Josh Welle. Please share and register here:
2)Indivisible NJ4 group member working meeting Thurs. Feb. 15 at 7pm. Monmouth County Library Shrewsbury Branch, 1001 Rt. 35 in Shrewsbury.
3)Organizing takes organization! Indivisible NJ4 uses Google Docs for planning and secure information sharing. Join us at our training session where will be presenting a hands-on demo of the basics of Google Docs. Bring your laptop or tablet if you can. We will meet just prior the next Indivisible NJ4 meeting: 6pm on Thurs. Feb. 15, at the Monmouth County Library Shrewsbury Branch.
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CALL TOPIC 1: Congress approved another short term spending bill that fails to protect young undocumented DREAMers, and Speaker Ryan refused to make a real commitment to hold a vote in the House on a legislative fix for DACA. While McConnell agreed to bring a DACA bill to the Senate floor, there is no guarantee what the bill will actually entail. This leaves DACA and immigration reform stuck with moderate proposals that would pass in Congress but the White House won’t support vs. conservative trump backed proposals that would never get through the Senate.
CALL SCRIPT 1:
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 immigration?
I wanted to tell the Congressman to demand a resolution of the DACA issue and immigration overall. The Congressman should stand with those calling on Speaker Ryan to bring DACA and immigration to the floor as McConnell has agreed to do in the Senate. I strongly urge the Congressman to cosponsor and publicly support a clean Dream Act, without attachment of Trump’s demands for massive, unnecessary spending on border security to the bill. It is unfair and immoral to use the lives of hundreds of thousands of young DACA recipients as bargaining chips to score political gains. Thank you.
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: Hello, I am a constituent of the Senator’s; may I speak with the staffer who handles immigration?
I wanted to tell the Senator to continue to demand a resolution of the DACA issue and immigration overall. With passage of the deal made concerning the budget, immigration may stall or be tabled indefinitely. I urge the Senator to ensure that does not happen. Please ask the Senator to exert public pressure on Leader McConnell to fulfill his promise of a DACA vote in the Senate next week. I strongly support a clean Dream Act, without attachment of Trump’s demands for massive, unnecessary spending on border security to the bill. Thank you.
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:
Caller best practices:
Senator Cory Booker – https://www.booker.senate.gov (scroll to bottom)
Senator Bob Menendez – https://www.menendez.senate.gov/contact
NJ Governor’s Office – 609-292-6000
“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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