A post request from one our members for United We Dream…
Trump proposed that U.S. taxpayers spend $3 billion to terrorize immigrant communities. But it’s the U.S. Senate who will make the decision on whether to pass that budget. And the Senate works for us. Now is the time to escalate pressure to make sure that our Senators reject Trump’s plan and stand on the right side of history.
That’s why on April 3rd, we’re asking you to demand a meeting with your Senator at their local office ( you can find the nearest district office here: https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact/ )and ask them to reject Trump’s $3 billion budget to terrorize immigrants.
Here’s how it will work:You can join an event or create one in your area and we’ll recruit United We Dream members and our partner organization’s members from your area to join you that day. Our power is in numbers, so it’s a good idea to show up with other constituents. Note : we recommend calling your Senator’s office as soon as possible to setup a meeting for Monday.
On Thursday, March 30th at 8pm EST, we’ll prep you with a training where UWD will answer questions about the budget and provide you with samples messages you can use to address your Senator or their staff.
On Saturday, April 1st, we’ll provide you with a pdf that you can print with all the petition signatures we’ve collected online from your state. You’ll be able to drop these off to make sure your Senator knows there are thousands of constituents who reject Trump’s budget and they demand the same from them.
On Monday, April 3rd, you’ll attend a meeting with your Senator or a staff person who works on immigration. You’ll be able to share your concerns and provide them with the petition signatures. We’re asking you to record your meeting on video (if possible), prepare questions ahead of time, coordinate with everyone who RSVPs for your meeting, and report back to us here at UWD.
We want to make sure you can walk into the meeting prepared and confident to engage with your Senator — remember, your taxes pay for your Senator to work for you! Let’s do this!
Greisa and the rest of the team at United We Dream