Friday, December 17, 2010

Senate Will Vote on DREAM Act This Saturday December 18th

from ULI

The U.S. Senate will vote on the DREAM Act this Saturday Morning! That means that we need you to keep calling your Senators and ask them to vote yes on the DREAM Act.  Please call 1-866-587-3023 and ask the operator to transfer you to your Senator.  Once you are transferred say "Hi, my name is _____ please ask the Senator to vote yes on the DREAM Act this Saturday."  Done? Call another Senator from our target list! Then ask your family and friends to do the same.  Our goal is to finish strong, and make 100,000 calls in favor of the DREAM Act.

Many of you generously contributed, and helped 15 DREAM Act students from Austin make the voyage to our nation's capitol. Thanks to your support, Austin DREAMers have done tremendous work and have already met with more than a dozen Senators.   On the eve of the vote, hundreds of DREAMers from across the country will continue to make their way to Washington to make their presence inescapable.  But we can't do it without your help! If you haven't already done so, please make a small contribution to continue to house and feed DREAMers in DC. 
  • You can contribute online here (you will need to create a pay pal account).
  • You can call Rebecca at 956-206-5853, and she will gladly arrange for pick up.
  • You can mail a check, money order, or cash (made out to University Leadership Initiative) to: University Leadership Initiative
         1 University Station A6220
         SOC #306
         Austin, TX 78705
We can't emphasize how far we've come.  Two weeks ago, for the first time in history, the DREAM Act passed a chamber of congress.  And while you celebrated with us, the little known story is that on the morning of the House vote, we were told we didn't have the votes.  We did not let that stop us. Instead, we worked harder, made more calls, and made sure that the presence of DREAMers was visible all over the U.S. capitol, and passed the DREAM Act in the U.S. House.

We will continue to work tirelessly until the U.S. Senate passes DREAM Act.  Tomorrow is the day we've been waiting for. Please be a part of history.  Call your Senators and the remaining Senators on the target list at 1-866-587-3023 and ask them to vote yes on the DREAM Act this Saturday.

The University Leadership Initiative (ULI) harnesses the talents, abilities and determination of youth - particularly college students - to affect long-term change in a proactive manner. Specifically, ULI conducts outreach at local, state, and national levels toaddress the dilemma faced by young people who were brought to the United States years ago as undocumented immigrant children, but who have since grow up in the United States, have stayed out of trouble, and wish to continue their education on to college.
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