Pick up the phone and call your Senator or Representative today. Dial 202-224-3121 or use the NCLR guide to be connected to your member of Congress and speak out in favor of the DREAM Act.
Sample message - “Hi, I am calling in support of the DREAM Act (S.729 / H.R. 1751). The DREAM Act lays the groundwork for immigration reform and allows immigrant youth of good moral character to make crucial economic contributions to the United States. To not pass the act at a time when this country needs an economic stimulus and a more educated workforce would be great folly. I urge _________ to become a cosponsor of the DREAM Act.”
Congressional Recess is happening in a week. That means from Apr 5th to Apr 19th, your congressional representative (Both House Rep and Senators) will be in town to meet people from their districts and hear issues that concerns them. Call and make appointments today - DO not be scared or nervous. Follow the guidelines here -
3. PETITION MAILING LIST
Get on the mailing list by signing the petition -
7000 people have signed already. Leave a testimony, maybe even your own story, for the DREAM Act for ages to come!
Change.org has a page to help you email your congressional representatives in support of the DREAM Act.
America’s Voice has a page to help you fax your congressional representatives in support of the DREAM Act.
6. SOCIAL NETWORKING
Text “Justice” (”Justicia” for Spanish) to 69866 to be alerted about the DREAM Act as it moves through Congress. FIRM’s Mobile Action Network is an excellent way to stay connected and have maximum impact at just the right moment.
Thank you so much for your donations via Facebook Causes as well as email@example.com. Here, no one gets paid to work on the DREAM Act--we cannot afford ourselves. Hence, we are in need of funding for mass mailing, distribution, covering workshop costs, organizing on-the-ground, maintaining and updating the websites. Please keep them up and encourage your friends to contribute as well even if it is a $1 (1.0 unit) - http://dreamactivist.chipin.com
9. STAY UPDATED
Follow sites like http://dreamactivist.org, http://undergroundundergrads.com and http://dreamact.info for the latest action and alerts on the DREAM Act. DreamAct.info hosts a forum for Dreamers and has actually formulated Info for Organizers, including Senate target lists. Check it out!
The most important action for change comes from the grassroots.
Here is an organizing manual that USSA has sent for DreamActivists on how to get a student club started to promote and pass the DREAM Act. Sample resolutions are available on our resources page.
Don’t hesitate to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 18005967498 and leave a message on our voicemail that goes to organizers on the ground. We always* want to hear from you!
(*Calls between the hours of 8AM PST and 10PM PST)