"DREAM FOR ALL" CAMPAIGN FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM
On Wednesday, April 10, comprehensive immigration reform goes before Congress. We want to make sure that our representatives know that immigration reform is important to us. As people of faith, we believe that all human beings are created in the image of God and possess an inherent human dignity that includes the right to food, shelter, freedom, and the opportunity to provide for their own good and to contribute to the good of their communities. We take seriously the command from scripture:
"When a stranger resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the stranger.
The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you;
you shall love the stranger as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God." (Leviticus 19:33-34)
WHAT YOU CAN DO
On Wed, April 10, between 8:45am and 3:00pm call your representative to let them know that immigration reform is important to you!
You can reach the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121
, or call the direct number to your Senator or House member. Master lists are available for the Senate
and the House of Representatives
Hello, my name is [your name]. I am a member of [name your congregation - If you have a Church]; and I am a registered voter in [Representative ___________________________'s district for House calls OR Name of state for senate calls]. I care about comprehensive immigration reform [describe why it is important to you].
I am calling to urge Representative/Senator _________________________________ to ensure that a commonsense bill is released immediately. The bill must include: [select from the list below]
1. Provide a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented people currently within our borders, with an expedited path for immediate family members of U.S. citizens, DACA students, and individuals with Temporary Protection Status;
2. Emphasize healthy families and communities rather than border security and punishment;
3. Immediately halt deportations and workplace raids;
4. Reunify families and end the Secure Communities program and legal provisions that have led to their separation;
5. Protect civil, labor, and human rights of all immigrants, regardless of legal status;
6. Provide access to healthcare, social services and due process, regardless of legal status;
7. Ensure protections for victims of violence and trafficking; and
8. Recognize the contributions of women and low income immigrants.
Note: You do not need to ask for a specific individual in the Member office. The Member's front office is equipped to take your call and forward it to your Senator or Representative. The person you speak with may ask for contact information. If s/he does not and you would like a response from the Congressperson about your comment, please let them know and provide the office with your contact information then.
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