A question we get from blue state folks like you all the time is, “both my senators are Democrats, what can I do to help?” Well, this week, we have some work just for you.
The government will shut down this Friday, December 8, unless Congress passes a “continuing resolution” (CR). A CR allows Congress to extend the current government funding levels and keep the government open temporarily, and Republicans need votes from Democratic senators in order to pass the CR.
Democrats have real leverage here in this fight. That’s why we’re calling on key Senators to take the Dreamer Pledge, which is a public commitment to vote against the CR unless it has the DREAM Act. Will you make a call?
Here’s what you do:
- Read our latest call script.
- Grab your phone. Dial 1-855-980-2355, enter your zip code when prompted, then you’ll be connected to one of your Senators.
- Call back and you’ll be connected to your other Senator.
Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) have already stepped up and taken the Dreamer Pledge, but they can’t be alone. We need more Democrats to answer our call, take the Dreamer Pledge, and use their leverage.
Dreamers have gone to our schools, they live and work in our communities, they have families, and now they’re at risk of deportation. And Trump upended the lives of 800,000 Dreamers in September when he rescinded an Obama-era executive action allowing them to apply for work permits and live without fear of deportation. Congress must act immediately to protect Dreamers by passing a clean Dream Act now, and the CR is the best vehicle for this.
We need Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell to come out on the record and take the Dreamer Pledge. Will you call and demand action? Call using our toll-free number 1-855-980-2355 and ask that they be a Dream heroes!
If Democrats take a stand, passing the Dream Act in December is possible. So please, use our calling tool to tell Democrats to fight for Dreamers.
The Indivisible Team