President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Majority leader Nancy Pelosi and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus leadership all agree on one thing for the lame duck session after Thanksgiving: we need to pass the federal DREAM Act now, so undocumented youth who have grown up in this country can finally serve in the armed forces and contribute to our coffers.
It's not only the right thing to do -- it is an economic benefit for the country and one step towards finding a solution to a broken immigration system.
The House is expected to take a vote this week, followed by the Senate. We have the House votes but lack the required 60 votes in the Senate.
Sign the email petition to wavering Democrats and Republicans, and make sure to get those calls in.
SEN. JOE MANCHIN OF WEST VIRGINIA 202-224-3954
SEN. KENT CONRAD OF NORTH DAKOTA 202-224-2043
SEN. MARK PRYOR OF ARKANSAS 202-224-2353
SEN. JON TESTER OF MONTANA 202 224-2644
SEN. MAX BAUCUS OF MONTANA 202-224-2651
SEN. KAY HAGAN OF NORTH CAROLINA 202-224-6342
SEN. OLYMPIA SNOWE 202-224-5344
SEN. SUSAN COLLINS 202-224-2523
SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI 202-224-6665
SEN. SAM BROWNBACK 202-224-6521
SEN. KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON 202-224-5922
Call-in Script: "Hi I am calling to ask that Senator _______ vote for the DREAM Act. This bill will allow for undocumented youth to fix their status by serving this country in the armed services, go to college, in addition to allowing for them to return the investment our country has made in them. Please vote yes on the dream act."
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