The possibility of a DREAM Act is on the table.
Groups like ICIRR are leading the fight to protect DREAMers.
JCUA is organizing Jewish communities to bring our voices to the fight in IL.
Our heritage as immigrants compels us to stand with our neighbors.
ICIRR = Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
JCUA = Jewish Council on Urban Affairs
WHAT: Keep the pressure up on your elected officials. Make calls to your Senators and member of Congress, asking them to act NOW in support of the DREAM Act. You can use the following phone numbers to reach IL's Senators:
Sen. Dick Durbin - Washington:
Sen. Tammy Duckworth - Washington:
February 15, 2018
WHAT: Build a long-term, strategic base in the Jewish community working for immigration justice with JCUA.
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 15, 6:30pm
WHERE: Sketchpad (4700 N. Ravenswood Ave., red door on Leland)
February 17, 2018
WHAT: The ICIRR Summit brings all of their members together, ratifies their work for the year, and shows power to our elected officials. JCUA is looking to turn out 20 folks.
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 17, 9:15am - 2:00pm
WHERE: Malcolm X College, 1900 W Jackson Blvd
February 25, 2018
WHAT: If there is still no legislation passed that ensures a path to citizenship for our undocumented siblings, we are going to need to escalate our asks of our IL congressional delegation. Canvassing will be in the north suburbs in Rep. Schneider's district.
February 26 or 27, 2018
WHAT: The Jewish Community will come together the week of Purim, a week before the March 5 DACA deadline, to boldly take action so our legislators know: You have failed us, we will remember, and we are here to take action. Contact Anna to get involved or for more info.
WHEN: The morning of Monday, February 26 or Tuesday, February 27
February 28, 2018
WHAT: Join with members from across Illinois' faith communities to call on Congress to act now and stop the deportation of our communities members. Contact Anna to get involved or for more info.
WHEN: Monday, March 5, 10:00 AM - Noon
WHERE: Downtown, starting location TBD
March 5, 2018
WHAT: Lobby with our coalition partners in ICIRR on February 28th to demand legislative action to protect and defend Illinois' immigrant and refugee communites. Contact Anna to get involved or for more info.
WHEN: All-day commitment on Wednesday, February 28
WHERE: Springfield, IL
Questions? Anna Rubin.