188 Organizations Nationwide Call for a Dream Act Vote, Now

For Immediate Release: April 18, 2018

Contact: Nicky Vogt at 610-389-1314 or nicole@npstrategygroup.com


188 Organizations Nationwide Call for a Dream Act Vote, Now


As Members of Congress Announce the “Queen of the Hill” Resolution, Advocacy Organizations from Across the Country Call on Speaker Ryan to Bring the Dream Act for a Vote


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, 188 organizations – including 101 national organizations and 87 local organizations – released a public statement urging Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) to immediately bring the the Dream Act for a vote on the House floor.


Following President Trump’s termination of DACA last year, Republican leadership has refused to bring the Dream Act or other bipartisan Dream solutions to a vote.  As the statement explains, “A majority of the House – and by extension, a majority of the American people – agree we need a vote on the Dream Act now. Congress must also reject Rep. Goodlatte’s bill which would criminalize immigrant communities and fail to offer permanent protections for Dreamers.”


The letter follows a bipartisan press conference, held today by Representatives Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Jeff Denham (R-CA), and Will Hurd (R-TX), to announce the “Queen of the Hill” resolution, which would force a vote in the House on four measures to provide relief for DACA-recipients.


The full statement is available here, and the full list of signatories follows below:

National [101 Signatories]


Advocates for Youth

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

American GI Forum of the US

America’s Voice

Anti-Defamation League

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

ASPIRA Association

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Bend the Arc Jewish Action

Center for Community Change (CCC)

Center for Law and Social Policy

Center for Popular Democracy

Clearinghouse on Women’s Issues

Coalition on Human Needs

Communications Workers of America

Constitutional Accountability Center

Democrats for Education Reform

Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund

Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa

Educators for Excellence

Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM)

Faith in Public Life

Families USA

Family Equality Council

Farmworker Justice

Feminist Majority Foundation

First Focus Campaign for Children

Food Research & Action Center

Franciscan Action Network

Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Girls Inc.


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

Hispanic Federation

Hispanic National Bar Association

Human Rights Campaign

Human Rights Watch

Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

International Rescue Committee

Japanese American Citizens League

Jewish Women International

Jobs With Justice

Lambda Legal

LatinoJustice PRLDEF

Latinos for a Secure Retirement

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

Mi Familia Vota



NAFSA: Association of International Educators

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence

National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)

National Association for College Admission Counseling

National Association of Secondary School Principals

National Association of Social Workers

National Black Justice Coalition

National Center for Transgender Equality

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

National Coalition for the Homeless

National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA)

National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Education Association

National Employment Law Project

National Equality Action Team (NEAT)

National Health Law Program

National Hispanic Medical Association

National Immigration Law Center

National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC)

National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

National Latina/o Psychological Association

National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund

National Organization for Women

National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA)

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

National Women’s Law Center

NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

Organizing for Action

People For the American Way

People’s Action Institute

Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)

Teach For America

Teach Plus

UFW Foundation

UnidosUS (formerly NCLR)

Union for Reform Judaism

Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity

United Farm Workers (UFW)

United We Dream

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

U.S. Province of the School Sisters of St. Francis, Immigration Committee

Voices for Progress

Voto Latino

We Belong Together

Young Invincibles



State/Local [87 Signatories]


AB 540 Ally Training Project

Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice

American Civic Association

Arizona Coalition to End Sexual & Domestic Violence

Arkansas United Community Coalition

Asian Association of Utah

Bend the Arc Jewish Action – Atlanta Moral Minyan

Bend the Arc Jewish Action – Champaign Urbana

Bend the Arc Jewish Action – New York

Bend the Arc Jewish Action – Pittsburgh

Bend the Arc Jewish Action – Riverdale Taskforce

Bend the Arc Jewish Action – Southern California

Bend the Arc Jewish Action – St. Luis Obispo

Bend the Arc Jewish Action – Utah

Bethany Christian Services

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence


Causa Oregon

Central Washington Justice for Our Neighbors

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)

Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC)

Colorado People’s Alliance

Compact of Free Association Community Advocacy Network (COFACAN)

Comunidades Unidas/Communities United

Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas

El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos

End Domestic Abuse WI

Entre Hermanos

Equality Alabama

Equality California

Faith Action Network – WA state

FL Immigrant Coalition (FLIC)

GAPIMNY—Empowering Queer & Trans Asian Pacific Islanders

Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO)

Herd on the Hill

Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)

Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center

International Institute of Buffalo

International Institute of Los Angeles (IILA)

International Institute of New England

International Institute of St. Louis

Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Junta for Progressive Action

La Unión del Pueblo Entero

Latin American Coalition

Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault

LUCHA – Living United for Change in Arizona

Maine People’s Alliance

Make the Road NY (MTRNY)

Mary’s Center

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)

Michigan United

Nationalities Service Center

Nebraska Appleseed

New Hampshire Alliance for Immigrant Rights

New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc.

New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC)

New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project


Opening Doors

Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition

People’s Action

Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California

Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (PCUN)

Progressive Leadership Alliance for Nevada Action Fund (PLAN-Action Fund)

Promise Arizona

Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN)

Sisters of St. Francis of the Providence of God PA

Somos Un Pueblo Unido

Sunflower Community Action

Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC)

Texas Organizing Project (TOP)

Unleash Your Activist

Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO)

Voces de la Frontera

Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition

Wallingford Indivisible

Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV)

Western Kentucky Refugee Mutual Assistance Society Inc.

Workers Defense Project

Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault




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