You can contact your Senator in a variety of ways, including email, phone, and in-person visits. Senate 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. You can find out who your senators are here.
OPTION #1 - Presidents’ Alliance/HACU Advocacy Portal
The Presidents’ Alliance partnered with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) to create an online portal where all campus community members can quickly send a message to their Senator:
For campus community members: At this link, you can input your address to be connected to your Senator via email The portal will provide sample scripts and talking points that you can easily send to your Senator. It takes less than five minutes!
OPTION #2 - Call Your Senator
Campuses can also make a call to your Senator by visiting this page, hosted by FWD.us.
OPTION #3 (For Presidents and Chancellors)
For Presidents who wish to contact Senators directly and need contact information for key staffers for Senate offices, visit this page and use password “congress” to access. Here is a script you can use:
Dear Senator: I contact you as [President/Chancellor] of [institution], which enrolls [number] of students and employs [number] of individuals in your district. I urge you to, if you have not already, cosponsor the Dream Act of 2019 (S.874) and the SECURE Act (S.879).
The Dream Act of 2019 would establish a roadmap to citizenship for upwards of 1.7 million Dreamers. According to a February 2019 Gallup poll, 81% of the American people support creating a roadmap to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently residing in our country. The SECURE Act would establish a roadmap to citizenship for upwards of 437,000 Temporary Protected Status (TPS) & Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders. With the continued existence of DACA, TPS, and DED at risk; and the House’s passage of the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 (H.R. 6), the Senate must act quickly and in a bipartisan manner to protect these populations.
As a leader of a higher education institution, I am keenly aware of the need for permanent protections for immigrant students, staff, faculty, and their families. I urge you to support both of these bills and work with the Senate to bring both bills for a vote.