UPDATES ON THE PROSPERITY ACT (MN DREAM Act)
It’s time to show solidarity with DREAMers .
It’s time to close the opportunity gap.
THE PROSPERITY ACT IS CURRENTLY UP FOR A HEARING IN FRONT THE SENATE, BUT WE STILL NEED TO GET ONE IN FRONT THE HOUSE. WE NEED THIS HEARING IN THE HOUSE BEFORE THURSDAY!
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
There are a variety of things you can do to help and most don’t take much time at all. We need everyone’s support in order to pass the Prosperity Act.
1) MAKE A PHONE CALL OR SEND AN E-MAIL:
a. Please email members of the committee to ask them to support SF 723 and thank Sen. Bonoff for giving us this hearing.
b. Call, email, or visit members of the House Higher Education Finance and Policy Committee and ask them to give H.F. 875 a hearing. Specifically, contact Rep. Gene Pelowski, Chair of the Higher Ed committee: Rep. Gene Pelowski: http://bit.ly/10nFFU7 (651-296-8637 or 888-681-8226, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
SAMPLE MESSAGE FOR CALLS: Hello my name is ____name______ and I am calling from____organization/city_____ in Southern MN. I am calling to ask you to give a hearing to HF 875 by March 14th and support policies that will help close the opportunity gap in Minnesota. Every student deserves to pursue their dreams in higher education!”
2) ATTEND THE SENATE HEARING ON THE PROSPERITY ACT: The Senate is giving a hearing to SF 723 (Prosperity Act) . Come support Maria Media, a member of Pa’Delante Youth Action Network from Austin and all the brave DREAMers as they testify before the committee.
DATE: Thursday, March 14
TIME: 3:00pm -5:30 p.m.
PLACE: Minnesota State Capitol, Room 123 Capitol
3) SIGN THE LIST OF PUBLIC SUPPORTERS: You can see the list here (http://bit.ly/169rW7z). If your organization has not or know other places who you think should, please send them this information: http://bit.ly/WszEpU. Also you can sign up as an individual. If your organization can’t pledge support, please do so personally. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com