It's time for Congress and the President to pass the American Families United Act. Our individual small investments are adding up to big results.

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Typical investment: 2 minutes.

 


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Complete this action and make sure to complete the Facebook and Twitter posts to your Representative's and Senators' pages.

Typical investment: 10 minutes

How this has paid off: over 2,000 views and 2,000 emails to Representatives and Senators in the first 3 days.

 


Talk to People in your Community

Print out 750 copies of this flyer (page two is intended for double-sided printing in areas with many Spanish speakers). Here is a smaller version that will print two flyers per page.

Go to a public place, hand them out, and actively ask people to scan the flyer and complete the action on the spot.

Typical investment: up to $90 in printing fees, 6 hours handing our flyers over a couple of weekends. Some people have avoided printing fees by printing just a few flyers, and focusing on longer conversations with people.

How this has paid off: the first co-sponsor of the American Families United Act.

 


Reach out to the Press

Call your local paper or TV station and ask who covers immigration stories.

Tell them you've got a story and there is a bipartisan bill with public support moving through Congress to help you.

Typical investment: 3 hours to make calls and send text messages over several days, 6 hours if somebody does a story.

How this has paid off: over the years, our members have appeared in stories on CNN, MSNBC, NBC, LA Times, NY Times, and many other news outlets.

 


Reach out to your Church, Union, or Association

Check the public record to see if your group lobbies on any issues federally.

If they do, find the names of their lobbyists on this same site, and call your group's headquarters to ask for help in lobbying.

Ask your group to write a letter of support for the American Families United Act.

Typical investment: 3 hours of searching, scheduling and finally speaking to the right person.

How this has paid off:

  • Participation at the local level from churches, unions, and associations
  • Public endorsements of the American Families United Act from the following national organizations:

 


Reach out to your Immigration Lawyer

Send your lawyer this letter and ask them to share the attached flyer with clients who would benefit.

Typical investment: 10 minutes

 


Reach out to your Town, City, or State

Contact your mayor, council member, State Representative, or State Senator and ask them to introduce a proclamation or resolution in support of the American Families United Act.

Typical investment: 3 hours of searching, scheduling, speaking to the right person, and sharing a draft resolution.

How this has paid off:

 


Meet (virtually) with your Representative’s and Senators’ Offices

Sign up to join in with others in your state to take your case directly to decision-makers.

Typical investment: 5 minutes to sign up, 1.5 hours speaking with offices.

How this has paid off: in the first few months of 2021, our members met with more than 180 offices of Senators and Representatives.

 


Make an Automatic Monthly Donation

Sign up for a monthly donation here.

Typical investment: $10 per month.

How this has paid off:

 


Latest Status of the American Families United Act

U.S. House of Representatives:

U.S. Senate:

  • Introduce the bill
  • Hearing on the bill
  • Markup the bill
  • Pass the bill

President of the United States

  • Sign the bill into law

 


Champions

U.S. House of Representatives:

  • Lead sponsor and co-sponsor: Rep. Escobar (D-TX), Rep. Valadao (R-CA)
  • Cosponsors: Rep. Allred (D-TX), Rep. Brown (D, MD), Rep. Cardenas (D-CA), Rep. Green (D-TX), Rep. Jacobs (CA), Rep. Jones (D-NY), Rep. Neguse (D-CO), Rep. Holmes Norton (D-DC), Rep. Omar (D-MN), Rep. Scanlon (D-PA), Rep. Ross (D-NC), Rep. Williams (D-GA), Rep. Vargas (D-CA), Rep. Marc A. Veasey (D-TX)

Endorsing Organizations

  • American Families United
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
  • Association of Americans Resident Overseas
  • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services
  • Mixed Status Families United
  • American Citizens Abroad
  • American Business Immigration Coalition

 


Supporting States and Municipalities

  • City of Austin, Texas
  • City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • City of Minneapolis, Minnesota

 


Supporter Map

Each dot on the map below represents a town where constituents have asked their Senators and Representatives to support the American Families United Act.