Take Action to Support DACA Recipients
Dear Members, Allies, and Affiliates,
Please join CALCASA and the Partnership in communicating to California’s Congressional and Senate Representatives regarding our deep concern with the Administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
We are urging our Members of Congress to to support legislative action that will protect immigrants affected by the termination of DACA. Join us in urging Congress to pass the bipartisan DREAM Act, or enact similar legislation that would ensure survivors and witnesses of crimes like domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking feel safe to report crimes without fear that seeking justice will put them at risk of being deported.
Email your Representatives and request support for this humane measure.
Join our advocacy by contacting your Representatives.
- Find your House member: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/. You can also call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 225-3121.
- Contact Senator Feinstein’s office at (202) 224-3841 and Senator Harris’ office at (202) 224-3553.
Here’s What You Can Say:
My name is ____, and I am one of your constituents. I am calling to express my discontent with the White House’s decision to end DACA and ask Senator/Representative ______ to support legislative action that will protect immigrants affected by the termination of DACA. Eight hundred thousand lives are affected because of the president’s decision to end DACA, and now it is time for Congress to pass a law that would provide a pathway to citizenship for this group of immigrants. Does Senator/Representative _____ currently support the DREAM Act or Hope Act?
If you are told your representative/senator supports either the DREAM (in the Senate) or Hope Act (in the House of Representatives), say thank you and let them know you applaud that decision.
If you are told your representative/senator does not support either the DREAM or Hope Act, ask the staffer to explain why. Then, let the staffer know the human and economic impact that leaving 800,000 youth undocumented would have (see script above).
For more ways to express your concerns see the article linked here.
If you have any questions, please contact:
- CALCASA’s Communications Coordinator, Lorena Campos. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: (916) 446-2520 ext. 316
- The Partnership’s Public Policy Manager, Krista Niemczyk. Email: email@example.com or Phone: (916) 444-7163
California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault