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DACA and America's Dreamers

President Trump took a most heartless on September 5, 2017, supported by many members of the Republican Party in Congress, to begin the process of deporting America's Dreamers - those young people who entered our country undocumented and as children. Today, fully 91-percent of them are gainfully employed or in school, contributing to our economy, our neighborhoods and this proud nation of immigrants. Dreamers now face an uncertain future, unless the GOP-held Congress and President reverse course. But lest people forget, there is a huge human toll: This is the face of DACA. 

JOIN US AS WE DEMAND OUR REPUBLICAN-LED CONGRESS TO GIVE OUR Dreamers THE OPPORTUNITIES THEY HAVE CONTINUED TO FIGHT FOR.

 

 

2018: 'BLUE WAVE' OPPORTUNITY

We are nearly half-way through 2018 but some of the most important days lie just ahead. This will be a transformative year for the Democratic Party at all levels. Here, in Rhode Island, we are committed to building our base and engaging all voters in our democracy.  

We are working with our city and town committees, who do the important work of reaching voters every day on a local level. There are many great opportunities for Democrats to get involved as voters, campaign operatives - both paid and unpaid - and as candidates themselves. From school committee, to town/ city council, to planning and zoning boards - local service is both noble and urgent. Often vacancies exist on these committees, or Republicans go year-after-year unchallenged: we see a chance for women and men to learn the ropes, pursue public service and make a huge difference starting there. Similarly, at the state level, there are Independent- and Republican-held seats that go unchallenged in areas of our state: use your time and talents to make a difference and help support the Blue Wave, working on campaigns, holding voter registration drives, doing door-knocking or phone-banking, or running for office yourself. 

And if you'd prefer, put your talents to great use as a member of one of our many caucuses:  our newly-established Veterans Caucus, the Women's Caucus, LGBTQ, I'm ABLED and Multi-Cultural caucuses for starters. We have a list of simple ways to get involved, if you'd like - and you can do many of these from home!  

Our democracy needs you: but to make change happen, you must first get involved.