Daily Call To Action: January 19th, 2018

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Daily Call To Action: January 19th, 2018

The Call –  #SaveChip #ProtectDreamers

There is a bipartisan budget deal on the table that will fund CHIP and protect Dreamers, but the GOP Senate leadership isn’t backing it because they fear Trump will object.

Despite repeated statements that he backs DACA relief, and significant Democratic concessions on funding border security and limiting immigration, Trump is now unwilling to take the heat of bucking extreme immigration hardliners and his alt-right base.

It is long past time to fully fund CHIP and protect Dreamers with the proposed bipartisan compromise; the GOP deserves the blame for a shutdown if they cater to anti-immigrant extremists rather than governing responsibly.

Your Action

Call your senators tell them not to vote for any budget deal that doesn’t protect the Dreamers and save CHIP.

Talking Points

  • This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP].
  • I urge [Sen____] not to vote for any budget deal that doesn’t protect Dreamers and fund CHIP.
  • Children’s lives should not be a bargaining chip and there is already a bipartisan proposal on DACA. If the Senate will not vote because of the demands of extreme immigration hardliners, no budget should be approved.

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Daily Call To Action: January 18th, 2018

The Call –  #ProtectDreamers

Following a bipartisan meeting with Trump in which he said he would support a bipartisan DACA deal, Senators reached an agreement to protect Dreamers while providing for additional border security and some limitations on  immigration.

Trump’s obscene and racist rejection of the bipartisan agreement, has endangered the fate of the deal and may result in a government shutdown as early as Friday.

Despite Trump’s objections, many Democrats and Republicans believe the deal would be passed by Congress if brought for a vote.

GOP leadership said in December that Congress would hold a vote on DACA if negotiators reached a deal, and they must be held to that agreement or be held responsible for any government shutdown.

Ending DACA and leaving the Dreamers subject to deportation would be a cruel betrayal of young people raised as Americans. All Members of Congress must demand  a vote on the bipartisan deal to protect the Dreamers now.
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Daily Call To Action: January 17th, 2018

The Call – #CHIP

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which was enacted in 1997 with bipartisan support and funds health care for children from working families has expired, and many states will run out of funds by the end of January.

CHIP covers nearly 9 million children, providing coverage for routine pediatric and dental care, as well as coverage for seriously ill children. The program has brought the uninsured child rate down from 15% to 5%.

There is bipartisan agreement that CHIP should be renewed, but Congress failed to renew it in 2017 because of small disputes over details and limited time, instead passing a limited short term extension.

CHIP has provided major benefits for children’s health and the failure of Congress to renew it would be a tremendous blow. Congress must make time to quickly reauthorize funding for CHIP to protect the health of America’s most vulnerable children.
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Daily Call To Action: January 16th, 2018

The Call –  #ProtectDreamers

Following a bipartisan meeting with Trump in which he said he would support a bipartisan DACA deal,  Senators reached an agreement to protect Dreamers while providing for additional border security and some limitations on  immigration.

Immigration hardliners representing Trump’s base, with Stephen Miller as their advocate, pressed Trump to reject the deal and demanded impossibly severe conditions, including full funding for a border wall.

Trump’s obscene and racist rejection of the bipartisan deal, which has the support of almost all Democrats and many Republicans, has endangered the fate of the deal and may result in a government shutdown as early as Friday.

Despite Trump’s objections, many Democrats and Republicans believe the deal  would be passed by Congress if brought for a vote.

GOP leadership said in December that Congress would hold a vote on DACA if negotiators reached a deal, and they must be held to that agreement or be held responsible for any government shutdown.

Ending DACA and leaving the Dreamers subject to deportation would be a cruel betrayal of young people raised as Americans.  All Members of Congress must demand  a vote on the bipartisan deal to protect the Dreamers now.
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Daily Call To Action: January 12th, 2018

The Call –  #ProtectDreamers #NoDreamNoDeal

Trump showed his true self in responding to senators presenting a bipartisan immigration/DACA bill on Thursday by asking why the US would want people from “shithole countries” like “Africa” and Haiti, while suggesting more immigrants from Norway.

Trump wants to appease Congressional hardliners and his base, who insist Dreamers will not be protected unless Democrats  agree to fund the wall and accept punitive immigration measures.

However there is substantial support among Republicans to protect Dreamers, and bipartisan proposals in the House and Senate that have some promise depending on how details are filled in.

Trump has contradicted himself repeatedly on his DACA position, both on Twitter and in meetings, but ultimately keeps backing away from reasonable solutions and siding with his racist anti-immigrant base.

Because Trump won’t stand up to immigration hardliners, it will likely be necessary for Democrats to be willing to shut down the government by refusing to authorize further spending after the January 19th deadline in order to get a vote on a deal to protect Dreamers without a wall or punitive new measures.

Ending DACA and leaving the Dreamers subject to deportation would be a cruel betrayal of young people raised as Americans. Congress must protect the Dreamers now.
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