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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 a final deadline of March 5th, unless the GOP-held Congress and President reverse course. 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.

 

 

2017 - 2018 A LOOK BACK:  A LOOK FORWARD

The 2016 elections sent shock waves across the country, as a presidential campaign broke all the rules on the norms. It was a first-ever woman running for president against a New York real estate mogul. It was an unprecedented  interference by the Russian government in our election process that  continue to unfold every day, and the impact of that election reveals itself in everything from the composition of our courts to the defunding of climate control measures, to the elimination of health care benefits, to a proposed wholesale tax reform that will benefit only the most wealthy in our country.   

But America is speaking up. From the Million Mom Marches, to the peaceful protests across the country, to the growing number of registered voters, Americans - Democrats - are finding their voice.This past year has been called by some, the Year of the Woman, as women voters across the state and nation engaged actively in elections, registered to vote and asked how they could get involved in politics and their government. Our reactivated Women's Caucus is a great case in point. Hundreds of women from across the state have been attending our monthly meetings, and we held the first-ever fundraiser for the Women's Caucus, which will be used to support education and training in campaign and elections, and will support women as Democratic candidates.

2018 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 also reaching out for our other caucuses, and are working with our LGBTQ, I'm ABLED and Multi-Cultural caucuses for starters, and  preparing to launch a Veterans caucus. Involvement in the party can be done as part of a caucus or joining a campaign to make calls, knock on doors or write letters to the editor. Our democracy needs you: but to make change happen, you must first get involved.