UC Advocacy Network's phone call campaign to support Federal Dream and Promise Act

by Daina Tagavi, Professional Development Peer
Monday, May 06, 2019 8:30 AM

Dreamers and recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) protections, including the thousands who currently attend or have graduated from the University of California, have grown up in this country. This is their home. The Dream and Promise Act will allow them to earn lawful permanent residence and eventually American citizenship.

Join the University of California in asking Congress to pass this critical legislation!

The University of California Advocacy Network (UCAN) has launched the second phase of efforts around the Dream and Promise Act – calling members of Congress. ​Here is the UCSB-specific URL for the phone call campaign.

Calling your member of Congress takes less than two minutes. All you have to do is enter your information and wait for your phone to ring.

Really. It’s that easy!

Tips for making the call:

  • Expect to speak with a staff member and be prepared to provide your name, town and, possibly, your zip code.

  • Did you reach the office’s voicemail? That’s OK: leave a message!

  • Explain why you are calling and what action you would like your legislator to take – support the Dream and Promise Act!

  • When you’re done, thank the staff member for talking with you.

​UCAN ​has also set up an option that allows advocates to easily take action from their phone by texting “UC Dreamers” to 52886.*