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You can contact Members of Congress in a variety of ways, including email, phone, and in-person visits. Congressional offices welcome and expect outreach from constituents—regardless of whether constituents are U.S. citizens—and have staff specifically to receive emails, phone calls, and correspondence on issues. We particularly encourage campuses to contact Congress on the higher education call-in day occurring on Monday, April 29, 2019.
Visit this link to call your Member of Congress. The website will ask for your name, number, zip code; and then provide a script and then call your phone to connect you with your Member of Congress. Here is the website:
Report back what you hear from the office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org an email with the subject line “Report from Outreach to Representative [NAME].” This email should contain a brief summary of: (a) the date you received a response; (b) who you are and how you are connected to the Alliance; and (c) the office’s response to your inquiry.
Alternatively, you can look up information for your Member of Congress and then call or email them using the below materials. Below we provide editable scripts or emails, letters, and phone calls. Feel free to personalize the templates as much as you would like. We encourage you to ask your Representative, whether Democratic or Republican, to cosponsor the bill (if they have not already) and thank those who already have.
Step 1: Find out who your representative is by visiting the following website and inputting your address: https://www.house.gov/representatives; and click on their webpage to find their email, phone, or mailing address. Alternatively, for phone calls, you can call the Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to your Representative’s office.
Step 2 (Optional): Look up the economic contributions by immigrants in your congressional district who would benefit under H.R. 6 and incorporate that data in outreach to Members of Congress at https://dornsife.usc.edu/csii/map-dream-and-promise-act/.
Step 3: Find out whether your Representative has cosponsored H.R. 6 by reviewing the cosponsor tab (use your browser’s “find” or “search” feature to search for your Representative’s name) at the following page: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/6/cosponsors.
Step 4: Email, write, or call your Representative (or all three) using the below script:
Dear Representative: I [write/call] you as a constituent to [thank you for cosponsoring/urge you to cosponsor] H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019; and vote against any negative amendments to the bill. As you know, H.R. 6 would establish a roadmap to citizenship for Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status & Deferred Enforced Departure holders. In your district there are (number) of individuals that would benefit under H.R 6; have an annual total spending power of ($ amount); and contribute ($ amount) in state and local taxes every year. Thank you.
Step 5: Report back what you hear from the office by emailing email@example.com an email with the subject line “Report from Outreach to Representative [NAME].” This email should contain a brief summary of: (a) the date you received a response; (b) who you are and how you are connected to the Alliance; and (c) the office’s response to your inquiry.