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As many of you know the House of Representatives has passed the Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, however it still has to go through the Senate.

Right now it’s prime time for you to call your senators, email them, write them letters and let them know you are in support of these acts that would change millions of lives.

I wanted to make it easier to email your senators, so here’s the website you can use to find your senators – on the search bar you should be able to put in your state. Once you click on their name it will take you to their website where you will be able to send them an email.

FIND YOUR SENATORS HERE

Here is a sample letter based from United We Dream‘s site, which you can also feel free to use, I have just edited it a little bit to include a little bit about faith, but either one will get you to your senator.

Feel free to edit it, personalize it, you can even tell them your friend Karla sent you there.

Sample Letter:

The House of Representatives just passed the Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization, which would put over 5 million immigrants on a pathway to citizenship. I’m writing to ask the Senate to act and bring to the floor the Dream Act, Secure Act (the Senate counterpart to Dream and Promise Act), and the Farm Workforce Modernization bills to the floor by April 30.

Our communities need support now as COVID-19 continues to disproportionately threaten Black and brown communities, including immigrants. Undocumented people have been denied basic human rights simply because of their immigration status. From not being able to access health care to being excluded from life-saving COVID-19 relief, all while being exploited for their labor. Denying undocumented communities a pathway citizenship is holding us back from having a thriving society where everyone is valued.

The Senate must bring the Dream Act, the Secure Act, and the Farm Workforce Modernization bills to the floor by April 30. With lives on the line, there is absolutely no justification in delaying passage of these bills and providing critical relief to millions of immigrants right now.

A big part of who I am is rooted in my faith, which believes that we must love our neighbors as we love ourselves. To love our undocumented neighbors well we must change the ways in which they are treated based on their legality. I want us to be remembered for our compassion to the ones who are risking it all to have a better way of life.

Our country is at our best when we live by compassion, dignity and respect. Now is the time for our nation to implement humane infrastructure and policies that protect all immigrants and welcome people in a safe and dignified way.

Thank you,

(your name)

Last Picture taken with my mami before she moved back to Peru in April of 2016. One day I’ll get to hug here again.

[Image Description: Picture of a Black latina woman hugging her mom at the Detroit Airport]