Committing to Protect the Interdependent Web
President Trump has announced his intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, but Illinois does not have to follow him. The US Climate Alliance is a bipartisan group of states that have committed to following through on the Agreement. In June, Illinois House and Senate passed resolutions calling for our state to join the Climate Alliance, and to develop a plan to achieve 100% clean energy by 2045.
Take Action to urge Gov Rauner to join the US Climate Alliance and to develop a plan to achieve 100% clean energy by 2045.
DACA was rescinded, and now the Dream Act is on the Table
The Trump administration has announced an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, turning our nation's back on 800,000 young people who came here as children, are building lives and careers for themselves as contributing members of their communities, and are now threatened with deportation. Congress has 6 months to develop a resolution of their status.
Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) introduced the Dream Act of 2017, S. 1615, in the Senate on July 20, 2017. Congresswomen Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Florida) and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-California) introduced the Dream Act, H.R. 3440, in the House on July 26, 2017. This bipartisan, bicameral bill would provide Dreamers — young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and have lived in the U.S. at least four years — protection from deportation and an opportunity to obtain legal status if they meet certain requirements. Urge your congressperson to sponsor legislation granting these young people a path to citizenship.