For months, Members of Congress (MoCs) on both sides of the aisle have been talking about how important it is to pass the Dream Act before the end of the year to protect Dreamers from the Trump deportation machine. The CR that passed both the House and the Senate today was their last chance of the year to pass the Dream Act and protect Dreamers, and they didn’t get it done. There’s no two ways about it: voting for this CR without the Dream Act attached was a vote to deport Dreamers. An average of 122 Dreamers will continue to lose their protections and be exposed to deportation everyday until Congress remedies this emergency.
The MoCs who were prepared to do everything they could to protect Dreamers deserve our thanks. You can check to see how your MoC voted by clicking here for the House and here for the Senate, then call your MoC and thank them for voting to protect Dreamers—and remind them that you expect them to keep fighting alongside Dreamers at every opportunity until the Dream Act is passed. Take action now by calling them at 1-855-980-2355 (just dial and we'll connect you to your Senator— call back and we'll connect you to the other).
Sample Call Script
Caller: Hello! My name is ___ and I’m calling from [part of state]. I wanted to thank [Congressman / Senator] ___ for voting against the CR that didn’t include the Dream Act. Dreamers deserve MoCs who will stand with them and use their power to protect them from the Trump deportation machine, and I am proud that [Congressman / Senator] used [her / his] power to do so.
Staffer: It’s great to hear that from you; I’ll be sure to pass along your gratitude to the [Congressman / Senator].
Caller: Just one more thing—I also want the [Congressman / Senator] to know that I expect [her / him] to continue voting at every opportunity to stand with Dreamers in the new year. There will be more critical bills that require bipartisan support to pass early next year—such as another CR in January—and [Congressman / Senator] ___ should continue to demand that the Dream Act be attached to those bills as a condition for their vote.
Staffer: I’ll pass along your thoughts to the [Congressman / Senator].
Caller: Yes please do, and thank you as well. We appreciate the [Congressman / Senator]’s staff just as much as we appreciate him/her.