President Elect Trump has threatened to “immediately terminate” President Obama’s executive actions, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This policy has been life changing for youth who have successfully applied for DACA. They can now apply for drivers’ licenses, take advantage of educational opportunities, and bring their skills...
Stand Up For Dreamers And Take These Action Steps
On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration decided to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. This program allowed over 800,000 young immigrants to obtain work permits, licenses, and the chance to live without fear of deportation. Donald Trump has said in the past that he wanted to handle young immigrants with love. Rescinding DACA, however, is doing the opposite. It means that these 800,000 children, who pay taxes, who have grown up their entire lives in the United States, once again live in fear of deportation. This decision will be felt nationwide. Communities, employers, and families will be weakened because our federal government is turning their backs on immigrants. Forcing them back into the shadows will not benefit anyone.
These actions are reckless and will separate hundreds of thousands of families living in America. Thankfully, there are leaders in Congress working to stop these misguided actions with forward-thinking legislation, such as The DREAM Act. Help defend immigrants by calling or sending a letter to your member of Congress today.
Contact Congress and Tell Them to Support The DREAM Act
Use this toolkit to contact members of Congress that could swing the vote on the DREAM Act. Seven California Representatives are on this list!
- For the numbers of your senators, visit here and for your congressional representatives, visit here
- Once you call, tell the staff member your name, state, and zipcode. Say you support The DREAM Act and call on your elected official to support it as well.
- The staff member will then mark what side of the issue you are on for the Senator or Representative.
- If your call goes to voicemail, leave a message with the information above. If voicemail is full, press "0." This will typically connect you to a receptionist who may be able to take your message or transfer you to a voicemail that isn't full.
- First-time callers often fear they will be quizzed or interrogated, but they generally just need to offer their opinion and basic personal information, like name and city. The person listening will likely just pass along what you say, rather then ask questions.
- Be courteous to the person answering the phone. “Communicate in a way that someone can’t ignore.”
Republican Party Leadership
- Speaker of the House / Congressional Majority Leader, Paul Ryan: 202-225-3031
- Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell: 202-224-2541
Democrat Party Leadership
- Congressional Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi: 202-225-4965
- Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer: 202 224-6542
- Kamala Harris: 202 224-3553
- Dianne Feinstein: 202-224-3841