DREAM Week

Every week since Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was rescinded by the Trump Administration in September, over 850 DACA recipients nationally lose their protections from deportation. The uncertainty affecting DREAMers, their families, schools, and communities needs to end now. That’s why Lancaster Stands Up is partnering with other local organizations for DREAM Week.

 

Join us starting Friday, Dec 1 for a Week of Action to pass a clean DREAM Act.

 

There are three things that everyone can do this week to support Dreamers:

1. Call your Senators and Representatives

2. Write a letter in support of Dreamers

3. Promote DREAM Week events on social media

 

More information on each of these action steps is below. Please take action and make Lancaster’s DREAM week really big! 

 

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There are three things that everyone can do this week to support Dreamers. Please take action and make Lancaster’s DREAM week really big!

 

1. Call your Senators and Representatives

  • Senator Bob Casey: (717) 231-7540 (Harrisburg Office)
  • Senator Pat Toomey: (717) 782-3951 (Harrisburg Office)
  • Representative Lloyd Smucker: (717) 393-0667 (Lancaster Office)
  • Representative Pat Meehan: (610) 690-7323 (Springfield Office)

 

2. Write a letter in support of Dreamers. Stop by the following locations and write a note to your elected representatives, which we will deliver to them at our rallies during DREAM Week.

  • Friday December 1, 12pm-5pm @ 305 E King (Church World Service)
  • Friday December 1, 6pm-9pm @ 106 W King (Community Room on King)
  • Wednesday December 6, 6pm-9pm @ 101 W King (Lancaster Stands Up)
  • Or send a letter directly to their offices

 

3. Promote DREAM Week events on social media

  • On Facebook, share these events. But also, don’t forget to go to the event pages and invite your friends (this really does boost turnout). All Facebook events are listed below.
  • Share pictures throughout the week, using the hashtags #dreamweek and #cleandreamactnow

 

Script for Calling A Congressional Member

Hello,
My name is ________. I am calling to express my discontent with the White House’s decision to end DACA in September and ask Senator/Representative ______ to support legislative action that will protect immigrants affected by the termination of DACA by the end of this year. More than 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? (S. 1615 in the Senate, and H.R. 3440 in the House).

If YES :
Great! Thank you for the Senator’s/Representative’s support for this critical legislation. Have a great day.

If NO :
Why is senator/representative not supporting the Dream Act?

After they inform you of the reason:
There are 800,000 DACA beneficiaries in this country that pay taxes, attend our colleges and universities, and contribute substantially to our communities as doctors, lawyers, teachers, social workers, business owners and more. The termination of the DACA program will reduce the U.S. GDP by more than $400 billion over the next decade unless legislation is passed. I urge Senator/Representative _______ to reconsider their decision and to support passing bipartisan legislation for undocumented youth. Thank you for your time.

 

Facebook events listed here:

 

Friday, December 1, 12pm - 5pm: #DreamActNow Call-A-Thon

Location: Church World Service office, 308 E King St, Lancaster, PA 17602

https://www.facebook.com/events/415573798845650/

 

Friday, December 1, 6pm - 9pm: Invisible Americans photography exhibit and letter writing

Location: Community Room on King, 106 W King St, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603

https://www.facebook.com/events/825998094246026/

 

Monday, December 4, 3:30pm - 5pm: Senator Casey, Stand with Dreamers

Location: Senator Bob Casey's Harrisburg office, 200 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

https://www.facebook.com/events/1926151394290693/

 

Tuesday, December 5, 12pm - 12:30pm: Senator Toomey, Stand with Dreamers

Location: Senator Pat Toomey's Harrisburg office, 228 Walnut St, Harrisburg, PA 17101

 

Wednesday, December 6, 12pm: Defending our Immigrant Communities rally in Washington DC. with United We Dream and CASA in Action. Buses are leaving from Lancaster in the morning, and space is available.

Bus sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeqbfapL6VB_Wpc3FEdJuaEsgjzg_6Z8avqKNdYWYUnlkeqdQ/viewform

Washington DC event link:

https://www.facebook.com/events/180098415885319/

 

Wednesday, December 6, 6pm - 9pm: Banner and Sign Making

Location: Lancaster Stands Up office, 101 W King St, Lancaster, PA 17603

https://www.facebook.com/events/1751952064837874/

 

Thursday, December 7, 12pm - 12:30pm: Representative Meehan, Stand with Dreamers

Location: Rep. Meehan's office, 500 Suplee Rd, Honey Brook, Pennsylvania 19344

https://www.facebook.com/events/195041847724188/

 

Friday, December 8, 12pm - 1pm: Representative Smucker, Stand with Dreamers

Location: Rep. Smucker's office, 51 S Duke St, Lancaster, PA 17602

https://www.facebook.com/events/1511628392251667/

 

WHEN
December 01, 2017 at 12pm - December 08, 2017
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