12:46 PM Eastern - Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pass the DREAM Act

Today, the Senate will vote on the DREAM Act-- a bill that provides a path to citizenship for children who were brought to this country through no fault of their own.

SEIU's International Secretary-Treasure Eliseo Medina sent the following email to our supporters, urging them to call their Senator.

You can take action by clicking here and contacting your Senator.

It is essential we urge all Democratic Senators and Republicans to vote yes on the DREAM Act amendment to DOD and also secure Republican support to get the 60 votes needed to secure passage.

Dear Friend,

As early as Monday, September 20th, the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act may come up for a vote in the US Senate.

The DREAM Act provides a path to citizenship for children who were brought to this country by no choice of their own and SEIU supports it's passage.

We need you to speak up to make sure that the Senate gets the message. They must pass the DREAM Act or these children will continue to live in fear of deportation to a country where they may not have any family or have any connection to.

Click here to call your Senator:  http://seiu.me/dreamactnow

SEIU has successfully fought on behalf of DREAM Act candidates like Walter Lara, Herta Llushlo, and Alonso Chehade who were once facing deportation, but the reality is that while their deportations were stayed, another Dreamer may have been deported in their place.

It's essential we urge all Senators to vote yes on the DREAM Act amendment.  The DREAM Act is a bipartisan bill currently co-sponsored by Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Richard Lugar (R-IN) and has historically received bipartisan support. Ten Republicans voted for it in 2007; including 5 current Republican Senators: Bennett (UT), Brownback (KS), Hatch (UT), Snowe (ME) and
Collins (ME).

Click here to call your Senator and tell them to vote YES on the DREAM Act amendment:  http://seiu.me/dreamactnow

¡Si se puede!

Eliseo Medina
SEIU Secretary-Treasuer

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