Vote for DREAMers Who Can't Vote in their Own Country

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Despite my serious reservations with the Democratic Party based on Democrats':

  1. Failure to pass any pro-migrant legislation despite holding the White House and large majorities in both houses of Congress

  2. Failure to introduce any comprehensive immigration reform bill in the Senate until it was too late to be voted on

  3. Failure to implement significant pro-migrant administrative reforms, including long-promised detention reforms

  4. Failure to tell the truth to immigrant rights voters about the political prospects for immigration reform

  5. Failure to tell the truth about the Obama administration's immigration policies

  6. Commitment to deporting Cambodian survivors of genocide brought to the U.S. as child refugees

  7. Abject cowardice when confronted by nativist Republicans in the Senate 

  8. Success in deporting more immigrants and separating more families each year than George Bush ever did
... I will be casting my vote tomorrow for the candidate for Senate in Pennsylvania who supports undocumented youth and has co-sponsored the DREAM Act - Rep. Joe Sestak.  While I am unhappy with the U.S. democratic project in general and the Democratic Party in particular, the principal (and possibly the only) reason I'll be voting tomorrow is because Dreamers have asked for the support of those of us who can vote since they cannot.  If you have the opportunity this election to vote in favor of one of the DREAM Act co-sponsors listed below, I encourage you to hold your nose and do so.

Co-sponsors in the Senate (with date of sponsorship):

Sen Durbin, Richard [IL] (original sponsor, introduced 3/26/2009)
Sen Akaka, Daniel K. [HI] - 3/22/2010
Sen Bayh, Evan [IN] - 6/17/2010
Sen Bennet, Michael F. [CO] - 9/24/2009
Sen Bingaman, Jeff [NM] - 3/30/2009
Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] - 3/30/2009
Sen Burris, Roland [IL] - 5/11/2009
Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] - 4/22/2009
Sen Cardin, Benjamin L. [MD] - 9/30/2009
Sen Carper, Thomas R. [DE] - 4/26/2010
Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] - 3/30/2009
Sen Feingold, Russell D. [WI] - 3/26/2009
Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 3/30/2009
Sen Franken, Al [MN] - 10/5/2009
Sen Gillibrand, Kirsten E. [NY] - 3/31/2009
Sen Harkin, Tom [IA] - 3/31/2009
Sen Inouye, Daniel K. [HI] - 6/25/2009
Sen Kaufman, Edward E. [DE] - 10/15/2009
Sen Kennedy, Edward M. [MA] - 3/26/2009
Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] - 3/30/2009
Sen Klobuchar, Amy [MN] - 5/27/2010
Sen Kohl, Herb [WI] - 11/4/2009
Sen Lautenberg, Frank R. [NJ] - 4/12/2010
Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] - 3/26/2009
Sen Levin, Carl [MI] - 10/20/2009
Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] - 3/26/2009
Sen Lincoln, Blanche L. [AR] - 5/3/2010
Sen Lugar, Richard G. [IN] - 3/26/2009
Sen Martinez, Mel [FL] - 3/26/2009
Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 3/30/2009
Sen Merkley, Jeff [OR] - 5/13/2010
Sen Mikulski, Barbara A. [MD] - 9/23/2009
Sen Murray, Patty [WA] - 3/30/2009
Sen Nelson, Bill [FL] - 3/30/2009
Sen Reed, Jack [RI] - 2/23/2010
Sen Reid, Harry [NV] - 3/26/2009
Sen Sanders, Bernard [VT] - 9/21/2009
Sen Schumer, Charles E. [NY] - 4/2/2009
Sen Specter, Arlen [PA] - 10/14/2009
Sen Udall, Mark [CO] - 4/29/2009
Sen Whitehouse, Sheldon [RI] - 3/30/2009

Co-sponsors in the House (with date of sponsorship):

Rep Berman, Howard L. [CA-28] (original sponsor, introduced 3/26/2009)
Rep Abercrombie, Neil [HI-1] - 7/28/2009
Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5] - 3/31/2009
Rep Baca, Joe [CA-43] - 4/14/2010
Rep Baldwin, Tammy [WI-2] - 9/8/2009
Rep Becerra, Xavier [CA-31] - 10/21/2009
Rep Berkley, Shelley [NV-1] - 6/10/2009
Rep Blumenauer, Earl [OR-3] - 6/23/2009
Rep Brady, Robert A. [PA-1] - 4/15/2010
Rep Brown, Corrine [FL-3] - 7/15/2009
Rep Cao, Anh "Joseph" [LA-2] - 3/26/2009
Rep Capps, Lois [CA-23] - 3/31/2009
Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] - 3/31/2009
Rep Carson, Andre [IN-7] - 4/22/2009
Rep Castor, Kathy [FL-11] - 4/30/2009
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-32] - 9/8/2009
Rep Clarke, Yvette D. [NY-11] - 5/7/2009
Rep Clay, Wm. Lacy [MO-1] - 5/7/2009
Rep Cleaver, Emanuel [MO-5] - 4/21/2009
Rep Cohen, Steve [TN-9] - 11/3/2009
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14] - 3/26/2009
Rep Crowley, Joseph [NY-7] - 5/7/2009
Rep Cuellar, Henry [TX-28] - 6/15/2010
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7] - 6/2/2009
Rep Davis, Danny K. [IL-7] - 5/7/2009
Rep Davis, Susan A. [CA-53] - 4/21/2009
Rep DeGette, Diana [CO-1] - 9/14/2009
Rep Delahunt, Bill [MA-10] - 7/10/2009
Rep DeLauro, Rosa L. [CT-3] - 5/14/2009
Rep Diaz-Balart, Lincoln [FL-21] - 3/26/2009
Rep Diaz-Balart, Mario [FL-25] - 3/26/2009
Rep Doggett, Lloyd [TX-25] - 6/23/2009
Rep Edwards, Donna F. [MD-4] - 6/16/2010
Rep Ellison, Keith [MN-5] - 6/2/2009
Rep Engel, Eliot L. [NY-17] - 3/31/2009
Rep Eshoo, Anna G. [CA-14] - 4/21/2009
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17] - 3/31/2009
Rep Fattah, Chaka [PA-2] - 4/21/2009
Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51] - 3/31/2009
Rep Frank, Barney [MA-4] - 6/19/2009
Rep Gonzalez, Charles A. [TX-20] - 3/31/2009
Rep Green, Al [TX-9] - 6/15/2010
Rep Green, Gene [TX-29] - 7/28/2009
Rep Grijalva, Raul M. [AZ-7] - 3/31/2009
Rep Gutierrez, Luis V. [IL-4] - 12/11/2009
Rep Harman, Jane [CA-36] - 5/7/2009
Rep Hastings, Alcee L. [FL-23] - 9/8/2009
Rep Heinrich, Martin [NM-1] - 9/8/2009
Rep Hinchey, Maurice D. [NY-22] - 4/15/2010
Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] - 3/31/2009
Rep Hirono, Mazie K. [HI-2] - 4/27/2010
Rep Holt, Rush D. [NJ-12] - 4/21/2009
Rep Honda, Michael M. [CA-15] - 5/13/2009
Rep Israel, Steve [NY-2] - 4/21/2009
Rep Jackson, Jesse L., Jr. [IL-2] - 5/5/2009
Rep Jackson-Lee, Sheila [TX-18] - 6/2/2009
Rep Johnson, Eddie Bernice [TX-30] - 4/30/2009
Rep Kennedy, Patrick J. [RI-1] - 5/7/2009
Rep Kilpatrick, Carolyn C. [MI-13] - 10/28/2009
Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] - 4/20/2010
Rep Langevin, James R. [RI-2] - 5/7/2009
Rep Larsen, Rick [WA-2] - 6/19/2009
Rep Lee, Barbara [CA-9] - 4/21/2009
Rep Levin, Sander M. [MI-12] - 7/22/2010
Rep Lewis, John [GA-5] - 7/15/2010
Rep Lofgren, Zoe [CA-16] - 3/26/2009
Rep Lowey, Nita M. [NY-18] - 5/20/2009
Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-9] - 6/25/2009
Rep Maffei, Daniel B. [NY-25] - 5/20/2009
Rep Maloney, Carolyn B. [NY-14] - 6/23/2009
Rep Markey, Edward J. [MA-7] - 6/8/2009
Rep Matsui, Doris O. [CA-5] - 4/27/2010
Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4] - 3/31/2009
Rep McDermott, Jim [WA-7] - 6/2/2009
Rep McGovern, James P. [MA-3] - 6/19/2009
Rep Meek, Kendrick B. [FL-17] - 4/22/2009
Rep Meeks, Gregory W. [NY-6] - 5/20/2009
Rep Miller, George [CA-7] - 5/14/2009
Rep Moore, Dennis [KS-3] - 4/27/2010
Rep Moore, Gwen [WI-4] - 4/30/2009
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8] - 9/24/2009
Rep Nadler, Jerrold [NY-8] - 6/23/2009
Rep Napolitano, Grace F. [CA-38] - 7/28/2009
Rep Neal, Richard E. [MA-2] - 7/14/2009
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC] - 3/3/2010
Rep Nunes, Devin [CA-21] - 3/26/2009
Rep Olver, John W. [MA-1] - 5/7/2009
Rep Ortiz, Solomon P. [TX-27] - 4/21/2009
Rep Pallone, Frank, Jr. [NJ-6] - 9/29/2010
Rep Pascrell, Bill, Jr. [NJ-8] - 4/14/2010
Rep Pastor, Ed [AZ-4] - 4/27/2009
Rep Perlmutter, Ed [CO-7] - 9/28/2010
Rep Pierluisi, Pedro R. [PR] - 6/10/2010
Rep Pingree, Chellie [ME-1] - 7/29/2010
Rep Polis, Jared [CO-2] - 3/26/2009
Rep Price, David E. [NC-4] - 7/9/2009
Rep Quigley, Mike [IL-5] - 4/30/2009
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15] - 7/9/2009
Rep Reyes, Silvestre [TX-16] - 4/23/2009
Rep Richardson, Laura [CA-37] - 4/14/2010
Rep Rodriguez, Ciro D. [TX-23] - 6/10/2009
Rep Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [FL-18] - 3/26/2009
Rep Rothman, Steven R. [NJ-9] - 5/20/2009
Rep Roybal-Allard, Lucille [CA-34] - 3/26/2009
Rep Rush, Bobby L. [IL-1] - 10/20/2009
Rep Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [MP] - 6/16/2010
Rep Sanchez, Linda T. [CA-39] - 3/31/2009
Rep Sanchez, Loretta [CA-47] - 5/25/2010
Rep Sarbanes, John P. [MD-3] - 7/15/2009
Rep Schakowsky, Janice D. [IL-9] - 4/21/2009
Rep Schiff, Adam B. [CA-29] - 6/9/2009
Rep Serrano, Jose E. [NY-16] - 4/21/2009
Rep Sestak, Joe [PA-7] - 10/28/2009
Rep Sires, Albio [NJ-13] - 4/29/2010
Rep Smith, Adam [WA-9] - 6/23/2009
Rep Snyder, Vic [AR-2] - 10/8/2009
Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-12] - 9/28/2010
Rep Stark, Fortney Pete [CA-13] - 4/22/2009
Rep Thompson, Bennie G. [MS-2] - 2/24/2010
Rep Thompson, Mike [CA-1] - 7/29/2010
Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6] - 7/9/2009
Rep Tonko, Paul D. [NY-21] - 9/8/2009
Rep Towns, Edolphus [NY-10] - 5/19/2009
Rep Tsongas, Niki [MA-5] - 7/28/2009
Rep Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [FL-20] - 4/21/2009
Rep Waters, Maxine [CA-35] - 6/23/2009
Rep Watson, Diane E. [CA-33] - 5/7/2009
Rep Watt, Melvin L. [NC-12] - 9/15/2009
Rep Waxman, Henry A. [CA-30] - 5/14/2009
Rep Weiner, Anthony D. [NY-9] - 4/21/2009
Rep Woolsey, Lynn C. [CA-6] - 4/22/2009
Rep Wu, David [OR-1] - 4/22/2009


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