Tuesday, March 24, 2009

National DREAM Action Day--You Can Help!

Today is "National DREAM Action Day" in the United States!

Below you can read the message that I received from the United We Dream Coaltion and the University Leadership Initiative. You can make a difference. Please take action today!

Dear DREAM Act supporter,

On behalf of the United We DREAM Coalition and the University Leadership Initiative we URGE you and your membership to become proactive supporters of the DREAM Act on TUESDAY, MARCH 24 [today!]-the NATIONAL DREAM ACTION DAY.

Please remember to use ALL resources to take action such as:


  • Letter writing (mail, fax, & email) and call-in campaigns

  • Mass texting friends

  • Forwarding email

  • Sign petition at dreamact2009.com

  • Facebook & My space

  • Write letters to the editor and/or op-ed columns
    • We must ensure that members of Congress understand and support the DREAM Act. The only way for the United States to out-think, outsmart, and out-innovate the competition, is to support policies like the DREAM Act that keep the best minds in the U.S. If you need more information and/or want to be armed with the facts, please contact us via email at ourdream2005@gmail.com so that we may assist you.

      United We DREAM Coalition (dreamactivist.org) and University Leadership Initiative

      What is the DREAM Act?

      The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act ensures that the United States benefits from keeping the best and brightest students in the country by allowing them to become productive contributors to the country's economy.

      It is bipartisan legislation that responds to the demographic realities of American society by acknowledging the potential contributions of some of our nation's most talented, dedicated, and patriotic youth. This piece of legislation ensures that no child in American is denied their dream of having a better life if they are willing to work for it.

      It allows undocumented students who have resided in the U.S. for more than five years, were brought to the U.S. as minors, have no criminal records, and have successfully graduated from a four-year U.S. high school to obtain conditional residence which will allow them to attend an institution of higher education or join a military service.

      It provides zero benefits for immigrants who are not already here or who have resided in the US for less than five years. Within a six-year time span, the young students must prove their merits for permanent residence. The qualified person must have completed a two-year college, two years of credits in a four-year college program, or have served in the U.S. armed forces for at least two years.

      Visit the official DREAM website - http://dreamactivist.org/ where you'll find helpful information and useful tips to become active supporters of the DREAM Act.

      Sign & Share the National DREAM Petition --Please visit and participate in the National DREAM Petition, it takes less than a minute to sign on http://dreamact2009.com/

      You may also email your member of the U. S. House of Representatives and your two Senators with one simple step, go here.

      Let our Voices be Heard!

      On Tuesday, March 24 we ask that each of your family members, friends and organization members call their congress members and urge them to become co-sponsors and/or supporters of the soon-to-be introduced DREAM Act.

      For Texas advocates, please do not forget to target Senator Kay Baily Hutchison: phone (202) 224-5922 and/or via email at http://hutchison.senate.gov/contact.cfm

      Senator John Cornyn: phone at (202) 224-2934 and/or via email at http://cornyn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

      Find your Member of the House at you https://writerep.house.gov/writerep/welcome.shtml

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      "I'm calling to ask Representative/Senator _______ to co-sponsor and/or vote in favor of the DREAM Act. This bi-partisan & bicameral federal proposal would provide a path to lawful permanent residence for individuals who were brought to this country years ago as undocumented immigrant children. The only students who would benefit from this bill are high achievers who contribute to their communities, have learned English, pledge love and allegiance to this nation, have successfully graduated from a U.S. high school despite many barriers, have been accepted into a 2 or 4 year university OR serve the U.S. armed forces, AND have a clean record with the law."


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