Time is running out for almost 9,000 Tennesseans. Will you join us to raise your heart and voice for Dreamers? Urge congress to pass a clean Dream Act before the end of the year! Please call our senators during this Week of Action for Dreamers.

This past Saturday hundreds of Nashvillians kicked off the Week of Action at Casa Azafrán for our Holiday Bazar and Day of Action, raising our hearts and voices behind the ideal of an INDIVISIBLE nation that celebrates the roots and possibilities of all its people.

While shopping for artisan food and gifts from dozens of local vendors, Nashvillians wrote over 300 postcards and left voicemail messages urging our legislators to pass a clean Dream Act before the end of the year. Thousands of immigrant youth have already lost their ability to work and study because President Trump ended the DACA program with no legislative plan in place.  

If you couldn’t make it for the Day of Action you can still lend your voice to the efforts to support immigrant youth who are contributing to our communities and economy.

During this Week of Action we ask you to call and email our Tennessee Senators every day. We hope to get 500 more calls and emails by the end of the week. When you call or email, add a heart to this post so we can add you to the tally.

Here are some ideas of what you can say:

    • Time is running out for the millions of young immigrants who are American in all but paperwork. President Trump created this crisis by ending DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and now it’s up to Republicans in Congress to join with Democrats to pass legislation.
    • Dreamers are us. While some are still students in high school, others are already doctors, lawyers, engineers and teachers.
    • This is urgent: Dreamers are already losing their DACA status. Since DACA recipients cannot renew their DACA status, many are already starting to lose their protected status. Young immigrants are having to put their dreams on hold. Many risk losing their jobs and having to postpone their higher education plans.
    • Do you know a dreamer? Share how they’ve impacted your life.

U.S. Senator Bob Corker
3322 West End Avenue, Suite 610
Nashville, TN 37203
202-224-3344
Facebook | @BobCorker
Twitter | @SenCorker
Instagram | @SenBobCorker

Hello my name is ______________________________, and I live in [ CITY or ZIP]. I am calling to thank Senator Corker for his previous support of immigration reform and urge the Senator to support the Dream Act to protect young immigrants, including almost 9,000 Tennesseans, who are part of our economy and communities. Thank you.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander
3322 West End Avenue, Suite 120
Nashville, TN 37203
202-224-4944
Facebook & Instagram | @SenatorLamarAlexander
Twitter | @SenAlexander

Hello my name is ______________________________, and I live in [ CITY or ZIP]. I am calling to thank Senator Alexander for his previous support of immigration reform and urge the Senator to support the Dream Act to protect young immigrants, including almost 9,000 Tennesseans, who are part of our economy and communities. Thank you.

U.S. Representative Jim Cooper [or Find Your Representative]
605 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219
202-225-4311
Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | @JimCooper

Hello my name is ______________________________, and I live in [ CITY or ZIP]. I am calling to thank Representative Cooper for his longstanding support of a welcoming community and urge him to support the Dream Act to protect young immigrants, including almost 9,000 Tennesseans, who are part of our economy and communities. Thank you.

As 2017 draws to an end, let’s push our legislators to make sure this is a happy holiday season for everyone– including our immigrant neighbors, colleagues and friends.

Date posted: December 4, 2017

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