Here’s a script you can use to help with your call to your congressional representative urging them to VOTE NO on the Goodlatte and Ryan immigration bills expected to be voted on June 21.
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Goodlatte Bill and the Paul Ryan Proposal – Against
Caller: Hi! My name is [name] and I’m calling from [part of state]. I’m calling today to tell [Rep] to vote NO on both the Goodlatte bill and the Paul Ryan proposal. These bills are taking Dreamers hostage in exchange for dramatic spending on the wall and racist changes to our immigration system that prevent people from reuniting with their family members abroad. If [insert name here] supports immigrants, they will vote no.
Staffer: Thanks for calling. [Rep] wants to protect Dreamers, but [she / he] thinks it is important that we fix our broken immigration system and ensure that people are respecting and obeying our immigration laws. These bill will also end family separation at the border while also allowing the best and brightest to come and contribute our economy.
Caller: That is not true. Neither of these bills would stop family separations at the border. They would only make it worse and make it easier to deport parents and keep them from their kids. Dreamers cannot be a bargaining chip for Trump’s racist policies and border wall. If you care about Dreamers and immigrants, you must vote no on both of these proposals.
Staffer: I’ll pass along your thoughts to [Rep].
Caller: Please do, and please take down my contact information so you can let me know what [Rep] decides to do.