Ep. 18 – Shannon Watts
THIS DOCTOR MAKES HOUSE CALLS
Indivisible Oregon Calling Scripts
Find your Reps and Senators
OUR CALLS WORK
Before we get to our main ask of the week want to just our calls work. Take a look at this spending bill.
It funds programs on which we have been calling for weeks:
- Community health centers funded for 2 years
- CHIP funded for 4 additional years
- Disaster relief funded $90 billion
- funding for the 2020 census
Main ask of the week!
And now we need to call about DREAMers. Success in the Senate is far from guaranteed. McConnell has promised open amendments, but racists elements in the Senate are using DREAMers as bargaining chips to add harsh anti-immigration language, that would drastically change current immigration policy, to the final bill. IG policy director Angel Padilla lays out where we are on DREAMers “We want relief for #Dreamers but it is better to walk away than pay the ransom that Republicans are demanding.” http://bit.ly/2EEN4vS
SCRIPT things changed since we taped and we have a combined script.
“I am very concerned about the fate of the DREAMers. These young adults need relief now but I’m worried the process will be high jacked by racist elements. I ask the Senator/Rep do all he/she can 1) to bring a clean DREAM Act to the Senate/House Floor 2) to reject any legislation that changes current immigration policy Thank you”
Detailed thread on where we are on DREAMers: http://bit.ly/2F1xUi1