A Clean Dream Act Is in Sight

Official action for Tuesday, Feb. 6

Don’t forget to fill out our call log so that we can track our impact: https://goo.gl/forms/lbHUvI9h58f0dLqx1

After months of pressure from Democrats, Republicans are finally acknowledging Dreamers with the McCain-Coons immigration bill. This bipartisan bill promises to give millions of Dreamers a path to citizenship without funding Trump’s border wall or restricting legal immigration. The White House is already claiming that it will not accept this bill, but making a fuss in the media is not the same as actually vetoing something. The Senate is moving forward regardless, which is the right path to take.

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Part 1: Swing Republicans on the fence

This bill may be hard to pass in the House, and every vote matters. Let's make sure Dreamers get the votes they need. Click on the link below to connect to constituents of Representatives who are on the fence, so that you can ask those constituents to protect Dreamers.
http://www.theneat.org/dreamers.html

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Part 2: Keep the McCain-Coons bill clean

According to the Hill, Senator Coons (D-DE) has considered adding border wall funding to the abovementioned McCain-Coons bill, supposedly to win over more Republicans. Tell our MOCs to use their leverage on the spending bill to demand citizenship for Dreamers without restrictions on their families.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal: (202) 225-3106, (206) 674-0040
Rep. Adam Smith: (202) 225-8901, (425) 793-5180
Sen. Patty Murray: (202) 224-2621, (206) 553-5545
Sen. Maria Cantwell: (202) 224-3441, (206) 220-6400

Sample script:
“Hello, I’m [name] from [city/neighborhood, zip]. I want to make sure that [Senator/Representative name] uses [his/her] leverage to preserve the McCain-Coons immigration bill as it currently stands. A Dream Act that includes wall funding and a spending bill without a clean Dream Act are both unacceptable.”

Background:
https://www.cnn.com/…/trump-daca-mccain-coons-im…/index.html
http://thehill.com/…/372407-mccain-coons-immigration-bill-s…
https://www.forbes.com/…/this-weeks-shutdown-showdown-is-…/…


Events Today

Resist Trump Tuesday Rally--The Disability Integration Act
11:45 am: The Federal Building, 915 Second Ave, Seattle
https://www.facebook.com/events/207978356430822/?event_time_id=207978369764154

Come join us at the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building every Tuesday at 11:45am for our Resist Trump Tuesday Rally, with speakers and live music, followed by a 12:30PM meeting with Senator Murray and Cantwell's staff. This week, we will be discussing the Disability Integration Act (SB 910), and an update on the DACA/Dreamer issue.

Your presence and your voices make a difference. Please come join us!

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Seattle Indivisible Weekly Meeting
7-9 p.m.: Woodland Park United Methodist Church, 302 N 78th St, Seattle 98103
https://www.facebook.com/events/1996943760584366/

Action items on the agenda for this week:

1. Calling Senators Murray and Cantwell to urge them to press for clean Dream Act before Thursday deadline for (yet another) government shutdown.
2. Writing postcards to Pennsylvania voters to help flip their 18th Congressional District seat from red to blue in next month's special election.
3. Guest speaker Susannah Burrows of Indivisible WA-4 on how to network with progressive allies in central Washington.

Bring a smartphone and/or laptop computer, and bring a snack to share. Enter from the parking lot in BACK of the church. We’re in the first room on your left. This location can be reached on King County Metro routes 5 and 45.

Do you have an idea for a future daily action? If so, please e-mail us at daily-action@seattleindivisible.com.