August | Toolkit
#HereToStay #DefendDACA

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Background

DACA is in imminent danger. 10 extremists attorneys general from across the country have called for the DACA program to be rescinded and to leave immigrant youth without work permits, driver's licenses, and vulnerable to deportations.


But this is not the first time that we’ve had to fight. We have faced difficulties before, we have taken action and we have won. We will win again! ✊❤️

Throughout this entire month we need you to take action with us. We need you to fight and tell the stories of your community. We need you to mobilize your family, your friends, and your neighborhood. We can’t wait for DACA to be taken away - the time to protect it is now! When we organize, we win.

Link to the sign-up page www.DefendDACA.com

Message Guidance & FAQ

The Fight to Protect DACA and Immigrant Youth is ON!

Together We Can Protect DACA and Immigrant Youth!

800,000 immigrant youth are now able to get protection from deportation, go to college, and support their families because of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

But some right wing Republicans have threatened to take it away as early as September 5th!  

We HAVE to mobilize to protect it - are you ready?

Ending DACA and a program called Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 300,000 immigrants from Africa, Haiti, central America and other countries means the lives of over a million immigrants are in danger.

On August 15th thousands across the country are going to take to the streets to protect DACA and immigrant youth! We are calling all people of conscience to rise up.

The clock is ticking - we must take to the streets and stand our ground!

WHY MOBILIZE NOW?

Extremist Republicans have threatened to sue if Trump doesn’t kill DACA by September 5th.

Over 1,000,000 people are covered under DACA and TPS. These programs enable people to work, go to school, provide for their families, be protected from deportation and gives many peace of mind.

The clock is ticking and it’s time for us to take a stand!

HOW WE WIN

We need to tell Trump and his new Chief of Staff John Kelly to keep the DACA program in place.

And it can’t just be us saying it - we need thousands of DACA Defenders across the country to rise up to protect DACA and demand that mayors, Governors and Members of Congress say the same thing.

Most people don’t even know that the lives of over a million people are on the line.

70% of Americans support DACA - we are making a call to all people of conscience to contact [LOCAL OFFICIAL] and demand that they tell Trump to keep DACA.

The majority of Americans agree with us - we are here to activate them. If we tell the stories of immigrant youth and families and inspire MORE people to action, we can protect DACA and resist the Trump deportation force.

On August 15th we call on all those who stand against racism and bigotry to show your willingness to protect DACA and immigrant youth!

WHAT IS DACA?

For immigrant youth, DACA means safety, it means being able to earn a paycheck to buy medicine for your mom, it means peace of mind, it means opportunity.

In a sea of bad news, DACA is a shining light of good news and we have an opportunity to save it. In fact, immigrant youth and families won DACA by taking action and now we must take action to save it.

Check this out: 95% are working or in school, 48% got a job with better working conditions, 90% got a driver’s license or state ID and 12% were even able to buy a first home.

Do you have a personal DACA story about yourself, a friend or family member? Share it!

See more points about DACA here.

FOR PRIOR TO AUGUST 15TH

SAMPLE TWEETS:

  • The DACA program has changed the lives of nearly 1 million youth. We can’t give up the fight to #DefendDACA! #HereToStay

  • The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is at risk! This would affect nearly 1 million immigrant youth! #DefendDACA

  • If DACA is taken away, 800,000 youth will be put back at risk of deportation! We need to protect our neighbors and friends. #DefendDACA

  • We can’t wait for DACA to be taken away for us to start taking action and #DefendDACA! #HereToStay

  • Programs like DACA have helped immigrants thrive in this country. We can’t take them away & go backwards! #DefendDACA #HereToStay

  • We have to #DefendDACA! Extremists have asked to terminate DACA by September 5. We can’t let this happen! #HereToStay

  • DACA has provided work permits to undocumented youth who couldn’t work before. DACA has improved their lives! #DefendDACA #HereToStay
  • DACA has provided me with a work permit so I can
    now provide for my family. DACA has improved my life! #DefendDACA #HereToStay

  • With DACA, immigrant youth have been able to purchase homes and support their children. We have to #DefendDACA! #HereToStay
  • With DACA, I have been able to purchase homes and support their children. We have to #DefendDACA! #HereToStay

  • We need to protect our DACA community. Over 1 million people would be affected if these programs are attacked! They are #HereToStay ✊


SAMPLE FACEBOOK POSTS:

  • 🚨 ACTION ALERT 🚨 The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is in danger! If taken away, nearly 1 million immigrant youth would lose their work permits, driver’s licenses, and they would be put back at risk of deportation. We can’t let extremists take this program away, we can’t go backwards. This is not the first time we face difficulties, we have fought before, and we have won. We will win again! ✊❤️ #DefendDACA #HereToStay

  • We need everybody to come against anti-immigrant extremists and to protect immigrants. The DACA program is in danger, and if those programs are terminated, around 1 million people will lose their work permits, driver's licenses, and protection from deportation. We can’t wait for DACA to be taken away for us to start fighting and defending it! #DefendDACA #HereToStay

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FOR DAY OF AUGUST 15TH

Sample Tweets

  • Today, August 15 is the anniversary of the first DACA application. Fight with us to #DefendDACA! https://DefendDACA.com

  • The DACA program has changed the lives of nearly 1 million youth. We can’t give up the fight to #DefendDACA! https://DefendDACA.com

  • Pressure your elected officials and ask them to #DefendDACA! Immigrants are #HereToStay! https://DefendDACA.com

  • Today, August 15, we need you to call your elected officials and ask them to #DefendDACA! ☎️ 888-542-8298

  • If DACA is taken away, 800,000 youth will be put back at risk of deportation! We need to protect our neighbors & friends. #DefendDACA

  • Programs like DACA have helped immigrants thrive in this country. We can’t take it away & go backwards! #DefendDACA https://DefendDACA.com 

  • Extremists have asked to terminate DACA by September 5. We can’t let this happen! ✊ #DefendDACA #HereToStay https://DefendDACA.com 

  • DACA has provided work permits to undocumented youth. DACA has improved their lives! #DefendDACA #HereToStay
  • With DACA, immigrant youth have been able to purchase homes and support their children. We have to #DefendDACA! https://DefendDACA.com

  • We need to #DefendDACA. Nearly 1 million people would be affected if the program is attacked! We are #HereToStay ✊ https://DefendDACA.com 

Sample Facebook Posts

  • 🚨 ACTION ALERT 🚨 The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is in danger! Today, August 15, is the anniversary of the first DACA application.10 extremist attorneys general from across the country have called for the program to be ended, which will put the lives of over 800,000 immigrant youth in danges. We need you fighting and uplifting the voices of our community! Pressure your elected officials to #DefendDACA: https://DefendDACA.com 

  • If taken away, nearly 1 million immigrant youth would lose their work permits, driver’s licenses, and they would be put back at risk of deportation. We can’t let extremists take the  The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)  program away, we can’t go backwards. This is not the first time we face difficulties, we have fought before, and we have won. We will win again! ✊❤️ #DefendDACA #HereToStay https://DefendDACA.com 

🚨 [ DOWNLOAD ALL THE GRAPHICS HERE ] 🚨