Take Action: Thanksgiving Week 2017 Increase the impact of MWEG’s DC visit by sending hand-written letters to your members of Congress this week

Last week, members of Mormon Women for Ethical Government (MWEG) were able to meet with several members of Congress (Rep. John Curtis, Senators Van Hollen and Cardin) or their senior staff (Senators Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee, and Marco Rubio and Rep. Mia Love).  With our allies from Moms Rising, they made a powerful case for a “clean” DREAM Act.

In speaking with leaders who are also Latter-day Saints (Mormons), MWEG appealed directly to their moral character and the common faith that we share.  The Church has made it clear: Families should remain together. Families should not be torn apart.  There should be a legal pathway to citizenship for these immigrants who have lived here for years, gone to school, raised families, and contributed to society in myriad ways.  Going forward, MWEG will continue to set up face to face meetings with other members of Congress to make a similar appeal.

This week, we encourage each member of MWEG, and our allies, to write their members of Congress.  As is fitting with the season, thank them for their leadership. Then articulate (thank you, Sharon Eubanks!) what you think ethical government looks like.  Finally, ask them to support a clean DREAM Act now.  (If we wish to use budget leverage, the act must pass by Dec. 15th.)  If your leaders are Mormon, remind them that they are in a particularly important position to not only support but to lead out the efforts with immigration.

By writing now, we will reinforce the in-person meetings that just occurred.  And while most of us won’t be able to meet in person with our members of Congress, hand-written letters are next in terms of effectiveness–more than emails, phone calls, and faxes.  Thus we exhort you to send these letters now for optimal effectiveness.

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