Guide prepared by NC Dream Team (Rosario Lopez):
Over the last months DREAMers from all over the nation have worked together to organize end campaigns, hunger strikes, coming out rallies, sit-ins, and many other events to push for the passage of the DREAM Act. This week will be crucial for our movement, Senator Reid has promised to bring the DREAM Act for a vote. Therefore, we need to make sure our legislators vote in favor of the DREAM Act. We will continue applying a lot of grassroots pressure, to make the DREAM Act a reality, and with your support along with thousands of calls and e-mails to our representatives we can make this happen.
We are asking everyone if they can make it a top priority to generate thousands of calls to their local senators, the GOP/Republican targets, and their House Representatives. We will be using 3 telephone numbers, to generate calls, which will allow us to keep track of how many calls each Senator receives and how many calls each state makes.
The telephone lines we will be using are the following:
- Senate 1866-996-5161: this line will forward your call to your local Senator depending on your area code. Call your senator and ask them to vote “Yes” for the DREAM Act when it comes up for a vote.
- GOP/ Republicans 866-587-6101: this line will forward your call to one of the senators that said they supported the DREAM Act but then voted “NO” this past September. When you are connected ask them to support the DREAM Act and tell them why the DREAM Act is important for you and your loved ones.
- House English: 866-967-6018: This line will forward your call to the Capitol switchboard so you can ask for your House Representatives and ask them to vote “YES” for the DREAM Act when it comes up for a vote.
Lineas en Español:
- Senado 866-961-4293: Esta linea lo conectara con su senador. Cuando sea conectado pídale a su senador que vote a favor de la Legislación DREAM Act.
- Senadores Republicanos 866-956-3902: Para que el DREAM Act sea aprobado necesitamos el apoyo de algunos Republicanos. Esta linea lo conectara con un Senador Republicano que dijo que apoyaba el DREAM Act pero voto en contra del DREAM Act. Cuando este conectado dígale al Senador que vote a favor del DREAM Act y explíquele por que el DREAM Act es importante para usted y sus seres queridos.
We have listed some of the actions that are on nation wide to generate more calls (thanks to all of you who shared your actions with us):
- · Hosting calling parties for the DREAM Act
- · Asking teachers to allow their students to make phone calls during their classes.
- · Creating a call center (DREAM Team LA has put together tool kit to help us create our own call centers) to access the tool kit follow this link: https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dEp2djFOZ2I5SVRMYjNsT3R5TU9FSUE6MQ
- · Attending to community events, college campus, soccer matches, farmers markets, etc. and asking people to make phone calls.
- · Asking radio stations to share the numbers with our communities and to encourage community members to call their Representatives.
- · Sending massive e-mails where we ask people to make calls for the DREAM Act.
- · Organizing fasts or vigils for the DREAM Act and giving out the calling numbers during this actions.