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Thursday, September 7, 2017

"Our Dreamers are the future of our Nation."

No rest for the great folks working for justice, peace, and integrity of creation!  Thank you for your efforts.  There is a lot on Congress’ plate this term.  It will be our job to keep social justice priorities in front of them.  Your voices need to be heard:
  • Now is the time to ask members of Congress to pass legislation protecting Dreamers from being deported and providing them a path to citizenship.  The worst thing to do is to remain silent.  Reminder:  you received contact information in a July email.
    Sojourners has provide this sample for contacting your legislators. 
As a person of faith, I am called to welcome the stranger. Since 2012, when Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was signed, the U.S.A. has become home to thousands of children looking for education, careers, and community. I strongly disagree with President Trump's decision to end the (DACA) program. It is now up to Congress to act.
I urge you to do everything in your power to protect 800,000 DACA-recipients from deportation and support their right to work and study in this country. There are three things I'm hoping you will do right now: express your disagreement with the President's decision; issue a public statement of support for DACA recipients; and support a clean passage of S. 1615/H.R. 3440, the Dream Act of 2017.
I am committed to standing with my immigrant brothers and sisters and, as your constituent, urge you to do the same. As a person of faith, I pray that you remember the value of welcoming the stranger and loving one's neighbor. I urge you to support DACA and the DREAM Act of 2017
  • The proposed budget includes many cuts to environmental protection and human resources and greatly increases military spending and money to pay for the border wall between Mexico and the US.   It is most effective to voice your opinion about specific budget issues.  We are up for the challenge!  Here’s a good place to begin.  The House of Representatives will vote any day now on President Trump’s plan to slash funds for the Environment Protection Agency.  He proposes a 25% cut to the fund that provides cleanup for toxic waste.  

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