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Protect the Stranger. Love thy Neighbor. Pass the Dream Act.


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 כִּֽי־גֵרִ֥ים הֱיִיתֶ֖ם בְּאֶ֣רֶץ מִצְרָ֑יִם
for you were strangers in the land of Egypt

Jewish tradition is clear on the treatment of immigrants. Our faith demands of us concern for the stranger in our midst. Now is the time to turn our creeds into action, and to ensure that justice for our country’s most vulnerable is imminent and everlasting – that it is neither delayed nor denied. This will not happen without each of you.

The Religious Action Center, in partnership with URJ Youth, is mobilizing the greater Reform Movement in an effort to help pass a clean Dream Act, which would grant permanent residence status on a conditional basis and provide a pathway to citizenship for DREAMers who attend college, work in the U.S. or serve in the military. 

Congress has repeatedly failed to act to protect DREAMers, allowing an average of 122 DACA recipients to lose their status and protections every day. Those who will decide the fate of DREAMers, whether through action or inaction, need to hear from us now. Here is what you can do:

  • Organize your congregation or community to use our call-in tool to urge your elected officials to pass the #DreamActNow. 
    We worked with United We Dream to create a call-in tool that connects you directly to your senators and representatives. Just text RAC4DREAM to 877877 on a mobile phone and enter your email and zip code. You'll immediately receive a call and be given step-by-step instructions. Access call scripts and other resources to help with your calls. Organize a phone bank or ask congregational members to make calls when they are gathered for other programs! These calls are vital to keeping up the pressure in Washington.
  • Amplifying this effort on social media. 
    All Reform Movement institutions have joined the effort on social media with the hashtags #DreamActNow, #LetMyPeopleStay and #Faith4Dream. To make the biggest impact, we must show our power in numbers. Please forward, retweet, and repost. Every post matters. Follow the RAC on Twitter and like the RAC on Facebook now to stay up-to-date on the Dream Act.

  • Sending a message to your elected official through the RAC website.
    Visit rac.org/DreamAct to send a targeted email to your elected officials right nowNote: adding an anecdote or explanation of your interest in the issue makes these emails more compelling and personal.      

We have an opportunity to harness our collective power, innovate within our Movement and demonstrate the depth of our commitment to social justice in North America. When we do this, when we act together, we move one step closer to building the world we want—one filled with wholeness, justice, and compassion.