It’s Time to Pass the Dream & Promise Act NOW!
You will soon have the chance to tell your Representative - face to face - that you want them to pass H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act. April 15 - 26 is the Congressional Recess and your Representative will be home to meet with constituents. This is our chance to make our voices heard. Are you in?
Schedule a Meeting with Your Representative
Doing an in-district meeting at a congressional office gives us a chance to get to know our elected officials and their staff--but it also allows them to get to know us. This recess, it’s important to:
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Take this opportunity to share your story and explain why it is urgent Congress pass the Dream and Promise Act immediately.
Will they issue a joint press statement with your organization to support the bill? Will they attend an event with your organization?
The best way to make your voice heard is face to face and now you have the opportunity to do that during the Congressional recess. It’s easy! Just follow the steps below:
Attend a town hall meeting
There is no better way to influence your representatives than in-person conversations. Town halls are where our elected representatives must listen and respond to the concerns of their constituents. Remember: you are their boss.
We believe everyone, no matter the party of their members of Congress, should have the opportunity to speak with his or her representatives.
You have more power than you think. Town halls are one of the most effective ways to use it.
The most powerful thing you can do is ask a question to your elected official. Your personal story is incredibly valuable. It’s not always easy to speak up, but these times call for courage in all of us. You and your family’s story help to humanize how laws and policies affect real people. Take the mic and tell your representative why she or he needs to vote for the Dream and Promise Act.
Here’s another great tool from Indivisible: Town Hall strategy resources.
Use these talking points and questions to guide you when it’s your time to speak. You can prepare your question in advance. Don’t forget to give this one pager to hand your Representative.
Be confident, our community has your back. Speak up, be clear, polite and professional and be sure to present yourself and remember to connect it all back to PASS THE DREAM AND PROMISE ACT. Here are some sample questions you can use to guide you:
Don’t forget to follow up with the staff after the Town Hall, it’s important to build relationships.