Region 6 members and staff are working with Madison Teachers Inc.’s DACA Organizing Team to build local political pressure for the Dream Act. A letter composed by an MTI-represented teacher who is personally impacted by DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) will be mailed to WEAC members who reside in Paul Ryan’s district. The intent of the letter is to share this personal testimony from a fellow educator to encourage those in Ryan’s district to demand his support for this legislation.
The MTI/Region 6 organizing team is also identifying ways of sharing some of the useful resources provided by Madison Metropolitan School District with surrounding school districts to support students and families impacted by DACA.
To support students, colleagues and neighbors threatened by the end of DACA, here are two things that you can do now:
Click on the NEA Take Action link to contact your members of Congress and urge them to support the Dream Act.
If you are working with DACA papers and want to learn about your rights to renew, here are 5 things to know and two other excellent, local resources:
- RISE Law Center hosts pro bono legal clinics for those who need to renew their DACA and can connect those affected to free legal assistance.
- Centro Hispano of Dane County offers immigration information and assistance.