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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Stop Harry Reid's project to create insta-voters.
Big government Democrats are working hard to shove yet another unpopular, unwanted piece of legislation down the throats of taxpayers… this time in the form of the DREAM ACT. The Defense Authorization Bill will be voted on at 2:15 PM Eastern time on Tuesday, September 21.
The DREAM ACT will dramatically push up spending and increase the cost of higher education for every state. The increase is even more extreme for states with large illegal immigrant populations.
The bill forces states to give taxpayer fueled financial aid to illegal immigrants, forces states to allow illegal immigrants to take advantage of in-state tuition, and worst of all, there is virtually no accountability for the funding involved in the bill.
This is yet another outrageous bill pushed forth by Democrats and it must be stopped.
DEMOCRATS ON THE FENCE WHO ARE GOOD PROSPECTS
Sen. Pryor of Arkansas 202-224-2353
Sen. Landrieu of Louisiana 202-224-5824
Sen. Stabenow of Michigan 202-224-4822
Sen. McCaskill of Missouri 202-224-6154
Sen. Baucus of Montana 202-224-2651
Sen. Tester of Montana 202-224-2644
Sen. Conrad of North Dakota 202-224-2043
Sen. Dorgan of North Dakota 202-224-2551
REPUBLICANS ON THE FENCE WHO ARE GOOD PROSPECTS
Sen. LeMeiux of Florida 202-224-3041
Sen. Collins of Maine 202-224-2523
Sen. Snowe of Maine 202-224-5344
Sen. Brown of Massachusetts 202-224-4543
Sen. Gregg of New Hampshire 202-224-3324
Sen. Hutchison of Texas 202-224-5922
TOUGHER UNCOMMITTED TARGETS
– CAN YOU PERSUADE THEM?
Your first and most important phone calls are to the Senators above.
ACTION:The following list is of Senators who are on the fence. Emphasize the cost issue and that we just cannot afford any more spending when we don’t even have a budget for Fiscal Year 2011 yet!! Also point out that a controversial bill like this has no business being put inside a Defense bill, regardless of how they may feel about the DREAM Act itself.
Sen. Murkowski of Alaska 202-224-6665
Sen. Lugar of Indiana 202-224-4814
Sen. Brownback of Kansas 202-224-6521
Sen. Voinovich of Ohio 202-224-3353
Sen. Begich of Alaska 202-224-3004
Sen. Shaheen of New Hampshire 202-224-2841
Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico 202-224-6621
Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio 202-224-2315
Sen. Wyden of Oregon 202-224-5244
Sen. Casey of Pennsylvania 202-224-6324
Sen. Johnson of South Dakota 202-224-5842
Sen. Warner of Virginia 202-224-2023
Sen. Webb of Virginia 202-224-4024
Sen. Goodwin of West Virginia 202-224-3954
Sen. Rockefeller of West Virginia 202-224-6472
SENATORS WHO ARE CO-SPONSORING THE DREAM ACT
Once you have done what you can with phone calls to the Senators on the lists above, you should look through this list to see which Senators are focusing more on their ideological pet projects rather than the economy and jobs.
You can reach these through the Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or in our Congress directory (I apologize that this directory is loading sluggishly today).
Give special attention to Boxer, Gillibrand, Lincoln and Mikulski, all of whom are running for re-election in November.
(CO) Bennet (not Bennett of Utah)
(CO) Udall (not Udall of New Mexico)