Defend Our Dreamers – Wednesday Admin Post

Good morning, FAM!

It’s Wednesday already! 😁

Did y’all feel/hear/see the meteor last night? It apparently caused a magnitude 2.0 earthquake! Wild!

We are two days away from a government shutdown. My guess is that they will vote on yet another extension. At this point Dreamers need some answers. Right before the holiday recess, Peters and Stabenow voted to extend funding to avoid a shutdown, without a vote on DACA. We need you to let them know that we want a clean Dreamer vote. Give them a call:

Gary Peters: 202-224-6221

Debbie Stabenow: 202-224-4822

In the meantime, most of you heard about the heartbreaking story of Jorge Garcia returning to Mexico after 30 years in the US:

https://washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/01/16/too-old-for-daca-a-michigan-father-is-deported-after-three-decades-in-the-u-s/

Also needing your attention:

CHIP was extended before the recess, but is still not secure. Extending CHIP benefits actually ends up SAVING the government money ($6B to be exact!). This one is a no-brainer!

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/1/11/16878388/chip-kids-health-insurance-cbo

You know what to do! ❤️

Net Neutrality is one vote away from being reinstated (if/when it went to vote) – and in the meantime, 21 state AG’s are filing suits to block the repeal.

http://theweek.com/speedreads/749141/battle-save-net-neutrality-heating-court-congress

https://washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2018/01/16/more-than-20-states-are-suing-the-federal-communications-commission-over-its-net-neutrality-decision/

Talk is, even if it was sent to a vote and passes, 45 will veto and allow the repeal to stand…because, well, Trump. This is something to watch.

Let’s get busy, FAMily! ❤️. Make some calls! 😁

Thank you for your continued hard work and perseverance. ❤️

Anne, Anne, and Jen.❤️

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