August Congressional recess immigration toolkit

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August Recess!

August 5 – September 6: “Welcome Home”

The next eight weeks are critical for our efforts to win common sense immigration reform.  We must ensure that both at the national level and in dozens of targeted districts across the country, our movement is relentless in raising the stakes that the House has no choice but to advance immigration reform legislation that includes a pathway to citizenship for  11 million aspiring Americans.

Overall goals:

  • Raise the moral and political urgency for immigration reform. Echo calls for a vote on a pathway to citizenship; advocate for a bill that  promotes family unity and includes a DREAM Act that covers the smallest dreamers.
  • Engage and energize targeted representatives to come out publicly in support of citizenship.
  • Tell the national story of growing sense of urgency in communities across the country, growing pressure on targets and increased local activity around the country (We’re not going away and we won’t take “no” for an answer”).

Message:

  • The American people (as shown in poll after poll ) support immigration reform with that includes a pathway to citizenship. The Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill that includes a pathway to citizenship – and now it’s the House’s turn. All we need is a vote.
  • Legislation with anything less than a common sense pathway to citizenship would relegate millions of  aspiring Americans into a permanent underclass. This is not the way we do things in America.
  • Educators have joined DREAMers to advocate support for reform for years, we simply won’t take “no” for an answer.
  • Our students, our communities, and our economy can’t wait any longer for immigration reform. The time is now.

Organizing Strategy:

  • Organize fellow educators and DREAMers to attend and speak at congressional town halls, and to make comprehensive immigration reform a key issue.
  • Organize fellow educators and DREAMers to attend events in your Congressional district over the August recess.
  • Organize educators and DREAMers to visit your Representative’s office over the recess.

Town Hall Meetings:

California

Congress member: Jeff Denham
District: 10

Events:

Date: 8/14/2013
Time: 7:30am
Area: Turlock
Address: Chamber of Commerce Event, Turlock Golf and Country Club, 10532 Golf Link Road

Colorado

Congress member: Mike Coffman
District: 6

Events:

Date: 8/14/2013
Time: 9am – 1PM
Area: Aurora
Address: Job Skills Workshop, Red Lion Hotel, 3200 South Parker Road

Oklahoma

Congress member: Tom Cole
District: 4

Events:

Date: 8/6/2013
Time: 12pm – 2PM
Area: Moore
Address: Moore Public Library, Rooms A & B, 225 S Howard Ave

Date: 8/7/2013
Time: 5PM
Area: Norman (just outside OK City)
Address: University of Oklahoma, the National Weather Center, Boren Auditorium at 120 David L. Boren Blvd.

Date: 8/9/2013
Time: 12PM
Area: Pauls Valley (an hour south of OK City)
Address: Pauls Valley High School Auditorium, 600 North Street

Date: 8/20/2013
Time: 12PM
Area: Chickasha

Date: 8/26/2013
Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Area: Ardmore

Date: 8/28/2013
Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Area: Duncan

Date: 9/03/2013
Time: 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Area: Midwest City

Virginia

Congress member: Randy Forbes
District: 4

Events:

Date: 8/7/2013
Time: 9am – 2PM
Area: Chesterfield (exurban Richmond)
Address: Lloyd C Bird High School, 10301 Courthouse Road

Date: 8/12/2013
Time: 9am – 2pm
Area: Chesapeake – near Hampton roads
Address: Greenbriar Middle School, 1016 Greenbriar Parkway

Wisconsin

Congress member: Tom Petrie
District: 6

Events:

Date: 9/01/2013

Time: 10am
Area: Sheboygan
Address: Mead Public Library, 710 N 8th Street Rocca Room

DREAMer Organizations by State:

Alabama

» Immigrant Youth Leadership Initiative of Alabama (IYLIA)

Birmingham, Alabama

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ALimmigrantyouth

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» North Alabama Hispanic Coalition for Equal Rights

Russellville, Alabama

Phone (256) 333-0686

Email: nahcoalition@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Alabama-Hispanic-Coalition-for-Equal-Rights-NAHCER/275079265867035

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Arizona

» Arizona Dream Act Coalition

Phoenix, Arizona

Phone (480) 788-1414

Twitter: @TheADAC

Page: http://www.theadac.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theadac

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Arkansas

» Arkansas Coalition for Dream (AC4D)

Phone: 870.279.4550

Email: 870dream@gmail.com

Twitter: @ARC4DREAM

Page: http://swandreamdotorg.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ARC4DREAM

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California

» California Dream Network (CADN)

Page: http://www.cadreamnetwork.org/about-us

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» Dream Team Los Angeles (DTLA)

Los Angeles, California

Email: info@dreamteamla.org

Page: http://dreamteamla.org/

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» IDEAS at UCLA

Phone: 310.825.6937

Email: ideas@ucla.edu

Page: http://ideasla.org/index/

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» Orange County Dream Team (OCDT)

Page: http://www.istillhaveadream.org/

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» San Fernando Valley Dream Team (SFVDT)

Page: http://sfvdreamers.org/

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» Fresno Immigrant Youth Alliance (FIYA)

http://www.cvdreamers.org/

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» DREAM Alliance of Sonoma County

Email: dreamact.sonomacounty@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/dreamactsonoma

Page: http://www.sonomadreamers.org/contact-us/

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» Antelope Valley Dream Team

Facebook: http://www.cvdreamers.org/

Marisol: 661-902-30241 OR Tifany: 818-284-9201

chavezmarisol77@yahoo.com  OR  tifanydelrio@gmail.com

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» San Diego Dream Team

E-mail: dreamteamsd@gmail.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SdDreamTeam

Page: http://sandiegodreamteam.wordpress.com/contact-us/

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Colorado

» Together Colorado

Phone 303.399.2425

Email: info@togetherco.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TogetherColorado

Page: http://www.togethercolorado.org/about

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» Padres y Jóvenes Unidos

Phone: (303) 458-6545

Email: info@padresunidos.org

Page: http://www.padresunidos.org/

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» Longmont Youth For Equality (LYFE)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Longmont-Youth-For-Equality/254149048044050

Phone (Ana): (720) 296-8371

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Connecticut

» CT Students for a DREAM (CT4DREAM)

Phone (Camila): (203)482-7340 OR (Carolina): (203)942-3052

Email: info@ct4adream.com

Page: http://www.ct4adream.org/#

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ct4adream?ref=hl

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» Somos Connecticut

Phone (Jose): (678)480-9586 OR (Tim): (860)752-4328

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Somosct

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Delaware

» Delaware Dream Team (DDT)

Email: yessenia.tole@gmail.com OR mmcantoran@aol.com

Page: http://dedreamteam.wordpress.com/

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Florida

» Florida Immigrant Youth Network (FLIYN)

Phone: (305) 571-7254

Email: info@floridaimmigrant.org

Page: http://floridaimmigrant.org/members/florida-immigrant-youth-network-flyin/

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» United We Dream Tampa Bay

Email: contact@uwdtampabay.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/unitedwedreamtampabay

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» Students Working for Equal Rights (SWER)

Page: http://www.swer.org/

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Georgia

» Youth Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Phone: (678) 861-1622

Email: comprehensivereformnow@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YCCIR

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Kentucky

» Kentucky DREAM Coalition (KDC)

Phone: 859.379.9532

Email: kydream@live.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/kentuckydream

Page: http://kydreamcoalition.wordpress.com/

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Maryland

» Maryland DREAM Youth Committee (MDYC)

Silvina Alarcon, Communications Director

Phone: (240) 855-4804

E-mail: mdyc10@gmail.com

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maryland-Dream-Youth-Committee/

Page: http://www.maryland-dyc.org/

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Massachusetts

» Student Immigrant Movement (SIM)

Email: info@simforus.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Student.Immigrant.Movement

Page: http://www.simforus.com/

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Mississippi

» Youth Organizers United (YOU)

Jackson, Mississippi 39202

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MississippiYIR

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New Jersey

» New Jersey Dream Act Coalition (NJDAC)

Juan Pablo: 201-757-5876

Email: info@njdac.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/njdac

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New Mexico

» New Mexico Dreamers in Action (NMDIA)

Page: http://nmdia.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nmdia.org

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New York

» Make the Road New York (MRNY)

Bushwick, Brooklyn: Phone: (718) 418-7690

Jackson Heights, Queens: Phone: (718) 565-8500

Page: http://www.maketheroad.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MakeTheRoadNewYork

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» Minkwon Center For Community Action

Email: james.hong@minkwon.org

Phone:  (718) 460-5600 x209

Page: http://www.minkwon.org/

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» Long Island Immigrant Student Advocates (LIISA)

Email: liisaedu@gmail.com OR smn_canales@yahoo.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LongIslandImmigrantStudentsAdvocates

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North Carolina

» El Cambio

Email: moises.elcambio@gmail.com

Page: http://elcambio.webs.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElCambioCentral

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» United 4 the DREAM

Phone:  704-531-3848

Fax:  704-531-3850

Email:  info@latinamericancoalition.org

Page: http://www.latinamericancoalition.org/What-We-Do/Advocate/u4td

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Oregon

»Oregon DREAMers

Email: Oregondreamers@gmail.com

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Oklahoma

» Dream Act Oklahoma – Tulsa

» Dream Act Oklahoma – OKC

» Dream Act Oklahoma – Norman

Phone: (405)458-0675

Email: admin@DreamActOK.org

Page: http://www.dreamactok.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DreamActOklahomaTulsa

Twitter: @Dreamact_OK

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Pennsylvania

» Pennsylvania Liberty Dreamers (PLD)

Phone: (717) 357-1542

Email: elielacostasolaline@gmai.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PALIBERTYDREAMERS

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Rhode Island

» Brown Immigrant Rights Coalition (BIRC)

Email: BrownImmigrantRightsCoalition@gmail.com

Page: http://brownimmigrantrightscoalition.wordpress.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BrownImmigrantsRightsCoalition

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Tennessee

» TN Immigrant & Refugees Rights – Jóvenes Para Un Mejor Presente (JUMP)

Nashville (Middle TN) – 615-833-0384

Memphis (West TN) – 901-692-2933

Crossville- (East TN) – 865-264-0604

Page: http://www.tnimmigrant.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tnimmigrant

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Texas

» Council Minority for Student Affairs (CMSA)

Email: cmsa@cmsa.tamu.edu  OR cmsa.tamu@gmail.com

Page: http://cmsa.tamu.edu/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CMSA.TAMU?sk=wall

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» Familias Inmigrantes en la Lucha (FIEL)

Phone: (713) 364 -3435

E-mail: info@fielhouston.org

Page: http://fielhouston.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fiel.houston

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» DREAM PAC

Phone: (419) 376-7229

Email: DreamPACHouston@gmail.com

Page: http://www.dream-pac.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PRISMAAOrg

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» Education Initiative Association (EIA)

Phone: (409) 234-1123

Email: initiativetoeducate@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LU.EIA

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» Minorities Affairs Council (MAC)

Email: mac.utpa@gmail.com

Fax: (956) 665-2661

Page: http://utpa.collegiatelink.net/organization/mac/About

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MinorityAffairsCouncil

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» Waco Dream Act Alliance

Page:  http://www.wacodream.org/

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» North Texas Dream Team (NTDT)

Email: communications@ntxdreamteam.org

Page: http://www.northtexasdreamteam.org/

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» University Leadership Initiative (ULI)

Phone: (Juan) 512-587-9788 OR (Deborah) 512-468-5175

Email: juanbelman92@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/University-Leadership-Initiative/129611987098

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Utah

» Salt Lake DREAM Team (SLDT)

Phone: (Itza): 801.864.3910

Email: angie.daleitzy@gmail.com

Page: http://www.sldt.info/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saltlake.dreamteam.1

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Virginia

» Dreamers of Virginia

Phone: 703-594-9228

Email: dreamersofvirginia@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DreamersofVirginia

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Washington

» Washington Dream Act Coalition

Phone: (Carlos) 206-457-9513

Email: carlosp.wdac@gmail.com  OR wdac.info@gmail.com

Page: http://www.wdac.info/

Face: https://www.facebook.com/washingtondreamact

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Wisconsin

» Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES)

Phone (414) 469-9206 OR Phone: (414) 643-1620

Email kate@vdlf.org

Fax: (414) 643-1621

Page: http://vdlf.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YESstudents

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