We Need A Clean DREAM Bill Now
Trump’s order to end DACA has thrown the lives and futures of 690,000 DREAMers into chaos. Hundreds are losing their protected status every day while their fates wind through the courts.
Last week a federal judge ruled that Trump’s directive was “arbitrary and capricious.” Two other federal courts have handed down similar rulings, one citing Trump’s clearly racist language as a major factor in his decision.
All three court decisions are being appealed by the Administration. If the fate of DACA is left to the judicial branch, it will likely end up in the conservative majority Supreme Court.
A large majority of Americans support DREAMers and a path to citizenship in a country that is often the only one they have ever known.
Congress seems unlikely to risk political damage by addressing a DREAM bill before the midterm elections. It’s up to us to demand action now. All DREAMers, including the 3.6 million not currently enrolled in DACA, need the protection of a clean DREAM bill – one without racist provisions like a border wall and increased funding for detention centers and ICE raids.
Walden Sold The Dreamers Out!
Pass a clean DREAM bill now!
**ACTION 1: CALL BOTH OUR SENATORS AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE **
(Leave a message if you can’t get through.)
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent and voter from [city], Oregon [zip code]. Millions of DREAMers face losing the opportunity to work, study and serve their communities in the only country they have ever known. They can’t depend only on the courts to protect them. I am asking the Senator/Greg Walden to do all he can to bring a clean DREAM act to a vote now. Thank you.
**ACTION 2: It’s Time To Get Out The Vote**
It has become clear that we need a different Congress to end the GOP’s attack on America’s Dreamers.
That means replacing Greg Walden with someone who will put
People before party!
VOTE in the Primary for the progressive candidates of your choice. You should have your ballot by now! Be sure you and all of your progressive friends return their ballots by May 15—people who vote in the primary are EIGHT TIMES more likely to vote in the general election!
Don’t forget to VOTE the ENTIRE BALLOT! In Jackson County, we have two progressive women running for County Commissioner—Lanita Witt and Amy Thuren. Let’s get progressive voices into ALL LEVELS of Government!
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The 2018 elections will be the most important of our lives!
Sellout GREG WALDEN
DC (202) 225-6730, Medford: (541) 776-4646,
Bend (541) 389-4408, La Grande (541) 624-2400
SENATOR JEFF MERKLEY
Portland: (503) 326-3386, DC: (202) 224-3753
Salem: (503) 362-8102, Eugene: (541) 465-6750
Medford: (541) 608-9102, Bend: (541) 318-1298
Pendleton: (541) 278-1129
SENATOR RON WYDEN
Portland: (503) 326-7525, DC: (202) 224-5244
Salem: (503) 589-4555, Eugene: (541) 431-0229
Medford: (541) 858-5122, Bend: (541) 330-9142
La Grande: (541) 960-7691
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