DREAM ACT NOW! THIS IS URGENT!
This is bigger than all of us, students have been working for over 9 years to push the DREAM ACT and now we can finally do this if we all work together. Students of color are very affected by this issue, these are our brothers and sisters that are affected directly by this piece of legislation and if we don’t move, we stay still.
Today we received some exciting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said at a press briefing this afternoon that the immigration reform proposal would come up as an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill. A Reid aide said that such a vote was likely to come on Tuesday of next week (see more in the Huffington Post article below).
This is what we’ve been waiting for and a ciritical opportunity for us to pass the DREAM Act in the next week! Thank you for all of your advocacy efforts so far- it’s time to step up our game this week! We have 7 days to pass the DREAM Act! Opportunities to get involved in the final push for the DREAM Act start this evening. We will keep you posted throughout the week to make sure that you have up to date information about what is happening and how you can be a part of it. Two immediate ways to keep informed and involved:
-USSA Strategy Call THURSDAY at 8pm EST: USSA will host a call on Thursday to provide more updates and determine what our strategy will be for the rest of the week going into next week. More information to come.
Of course, we’re working to generate as many calls as possible to members of Congress throughout the week. Please feel free to use USSA’s dial-in number to the Congressional switchboard for your local or statewide call in days. The number is (888) 254-5087. USSA can track the calls generated from your area to let you know how many people are calling.